The title of this post refers to the overcast skies we’ve been having lately in Kingston. For photography, the stark whiteness is something terrible to deal with. No amount of fiddling with contrast or brightness can save the sky because there is simply no data recorded. This means an extra step or two in the darkroom, blending in a sky from a different photo, or from an underexposed version of the image, if you had the foresight to bracket.
See, just four months into digital photography and already I can bore most normal people within seconds!
Onto the pics …
First up, one of many once imposing buildings now gutted and abandoned.
There are many remnants of a former grace and attention to detail, as in this archway.
Finally, to show that not all of downtown commerce is rundown … as New York has the Chrysler Building, as London has the Lloyds Building, so Kingston boasts … the Panadol Building!
In case you might think the street was deserted, I should add that I have taken out the various people and cars that were in the original image.