Ypsi Project : Street Light Off Michigan Ave. (via ericarhiannon)
This may seem to be a boring photograph of a street light, but it is not. This street light and I have a history.
It sits in an empty lot off Michigan Ave. If you follow the path that you see it will lead you to the Huron River and a mess of burnt abandoned-ness. The light makes for an interesting scene at night- a lonely little street lamp shining in the middle of an empty space. But it likes to play with my emotions and patience.
My first few attempts to photograph the light were casual. I noticed it, attempted to take a photograph but it would shut off before I got a chance. The first few attempts were fleeting, casual passings by. Then came the times were I would sit and wait, in the cold, for it to turn back on. I waited and waited some more. Without fail it would turn on as soon as my camera wasn’t paying attention and turn off again when my camera pulled itself together.
Tonight I drove passed again and noticed it was on, turned around and drove back and it was off…..I waited in the middle of the street ( because the snow prevented me from driving in and it was far to chilly to park and walk) and snapped this one and another blurry one quickly before it turned off again.