Thursday, November 29, 2012


For the past couple of months Whitefish Bay's water tower has been under wraps, covered by a full-length curtain.  I finally learned that the tower was being repainted and that the shroud was intended to prevent any debris from the sandblasting or spray paint to drift on to neighboring homes.  Once the paint job was completed, I decided to see what photos I could get.

First is a shot of the tower from longer range.

The tower is fully accessible--no chain link fences--so I was free to walk directly under it.

Although this shot is asymmetrical, for most of the shots I took I found myself attempting to create a symmetry.  Here are a few of those, which I converted to B&Ws.

Here is a wider view that includes part of the cloudless sky.

I converted this to a B&W also.

I liked that I was able to darken the blue in the sky for this shot.

And here is a "detail" shot of some sort of bolted hatch at the base of the tower's central support.

Generally, I was disappointed with how these came out.  Although there is some interesting geometry in these shots, they don't do a very good job of capturing the tower.  I think I am going to have to go back and give it another try.

Taken with my Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 lens and Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 lens.

1 comment:

  1. great pictures. Reminds me of the tower across the street at Eldred.