HomeTown – 12 – Spartans

HomeTown - 12 - Spartans
These arched walkways became a favourite spot for me photographically speaking. Guess I developed my love of leading line composition because of them.
Crown Graphic – Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-S 1:5.6/210 – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-64 – Pyrocat-HD (1+1+100) 8:00 @ 20C

My high school doesn’t exist anymore. Sure the building still stands, it serves a different purpose now, but the school I attended is no longer there. Everything got shifted to a new building and a new name. To be honest, I don’t miss it, or high school at all. High School was just a means to an end, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have any high points to my time there. First, I was able to seriously build up my computer skills, both in function and support. Second, my love of history, both in exploring and how I write about it was because of high school and finally is my enjoyment of photography. I remember the days spent setting up computer labs, switching over to new computers. Helping develop classroom labs, moving equipment, and eventually coordinating the student volunteer IT support group, two teachers certainly guided me towards my current career in IT Support, Mr Druvin and Mr Catania. For history, it was Mr Vougle who showed me history was more than just dates but a story. And Mr Keene introduced me to photography. So the EC Drury campus became some of my first areas where I practised photography and quickly became drawn to these arches. While technically part of the EC Drury Deaf School, rather than the hearing school I attended, they were my first experience working with the idea of leading lines. A look I still find appealing today in both my photography and others. But rather than keep everything in focus, I decided to use a shallower depth of field and only keep a sliver of the frame in focus. Just to try something a little different than my usual f/45 photography.

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