Kat Sloma has a great post about photographing windows that you will want to read. Not only can they be wonderful subjects in themselves, but they are a great source of light for capturing images without using a flash indoors. I have a couple of favorite windows I use as a light source here in my home and have learned to love certain times of the day for it’s particular light.
This window is in an old restaurant in the town where my parents live. I don’t know how long it’s been closed, how long it had been there, or what the “special” was there. But there is something just so lonely about these curtains drawn closed, gathering dust and fading in the sunlight as time goes on. The reflected light from a building a cross the street has added an unusual pattern, contrasting with the shadows inside.
I find myself wondering if the coffee was good there. What kind of people would meet there early in the day? Was there ever a group that decided to always meet at this place on a regular basis? And what kind of art work did the proprietors hang on the walls, if any?
Do you think that kind of stuff when you see windows on old buildings or houses?
You can see my other window images by clicking on My Flickr Photo Stream to the left of this page.