Sunday, August 21, 2011

Gray Day in Knoxville

This morning it was cloudy and overcast. The weather kept seeming like it was going to rain, but then it would sprinkle for a second and nothing else would happen. I really wanted to get out of the house and take some pictures, though, so I decided to try to capture a little bit of the quiet, gray mood.

It helped that there were almost no people in sight at World's Fair Park, and the flat light left even familiar things looking washed out and tired.

No children at the playgrounds:

wooden castle

triple slide

Nobody at the patio tables or sitting on the benches:

empty patio


The Butcher Shop patio was empty because it's gone out of business:

Tennessee window

The Veterans Memorial was also deserted:

veteran's memorial


And for the most part I just walked around the park alone:

bridge (1)

bridge lights

sunsphere section

bridge (2)

Eventually the clouds broke and the sun came out, but by then I was already gone.


Jeannie said...

Joel, this makes me want to cry. So beautiful.

Liz said...

These are some of the best you've done in a while! You were worried about not liking your photographs recently but I'd say your mojo is just fine. Very powerful images!