One From The Road (Cleveland)
One from the Road (Cleveland)
I was just in Cleveland, Ohio for a two-week sit. Of course at some point you find yourself outside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It is, to say the least, an interesting piece of architecture. Designed by I.M. Pei, it's a large glass pyramid with what I call geometric growths spurting from the sides. You could probably spend a whole day photographing the thing. This photo, or at least this angle, is one I keep coming back to. I shot a similar photo a couple of years ago, but it just never did anything for me.
This time out I walked right past the Hall of Fame, thinking "I tried that once and I didn't like it." I decided I'd shoot Lake Erie, instead, but the day was gray and cloudy, and Lake Erie didn't look so Great. Eventually I called it quits and headed for the hotel, but as I circled back around the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there it was -- the shot I had tried before. But this time there were clouds. It needed CLOUDS (and maybe a little split toning), but there it was! And this time I liked it.
Lesson learned. If at first you don't succeed…wait for some clouds.
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