Monday, January 03, 2005

Tam-O-Shanter Place


2 comments:

girl said...

I went through your posts until I found Tam-O-Shanter Place, and I have to say that the photo wasn't what I was expecting, but I liked it. (And before you wonder why I am obsessive about thia street... I Performed a play in the Tandanya Centre, and spent many hours sitting in the side street going through my lines and watching my friends reherse their fencing sequence. Have fun photgraphing...

Mark said...

Thanks for sharing your Tam-O-Shanter Place story. It's always been my hope with this project that people would contribute their own experiences with regards to the places I am photographing.

The time I spend in each alleyway and side street has an influence on what I end up photographing. I'm trying to capture the things that interest me as I pass through, hoping to encourage others to do the same as they are walking down one of Adelaide's side streets. The downside is that I don't get to experience each side street in a way that is personally meaningful on the level that you've recounted. That's why I like hearing stories like yours.

I'm also limited by my abilities as a photographer. Judging by the grey sky in this photo, the light quality on that day probably wasn't all that great. I would have been struggling to get a focussed image. The automatic Canon PowerShot I use allows me to play around with some settings but back then I wouldn't have been using them. Even now, I only occassionally fiddle with some of the settings. So I probably went for a sky shot because I found I could get more light.

When I was in Tam-O-Shanter Place, it had a great big hole next to it. I'll have to go back there soon to see what it's like now...