Tag Archives: Kimmel Center

Kimmel Center Reflections

140527_Kimmel Ctr 3 by 2013 Karl Graf. Fuji X-T1, XF 18-55mm @ 55mm, f/5.0, 1/420 sec, ISO 400

The reflections of the window frames within the windows are what attracted me to this perspective of the Kimmel Center.  The frames remind me of giant metal claws.

I tried working with B&W on this image.  I liked the sky blue and the structure blue-grey interaction over the grey scale of B&W.

Musical Curves

140526_Kimmel Ctr 1 by 2013 Karl Graf. Fuji X-T1, XF 18-55mm @ 55mm, f/5.0, 1/3 sec, ISO 1600, handheld

The curves of the balconies and acoustic structures inside the Kimmel Center main concert hall are fascinating.  I recall attending a classical concert and getting lost gazing around all the curves and listening to the musical score.

Balancing the composition of all the curves was the challenge for this image.  I wandered about the hall with my camera to my eye to balance the curves, shadows, and lights.  I took multiple shots to get acceptable sharpness at 1/3 second shutter speed.  I can’t wait to come back and do more exploring.