The Sitting Room
I am leaving Korea Town after 2 years here. That’s about as long as I stay in one spot. It’s a greatly diverse neighborhood about 75% Korean, the rest being Hispanic, Muslim, Thai, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, and smack dab in the middle there is Little Bangladesh.
This is my parting shot, the sitting room in my 1930 Mediterranean style apartment on W. 5th Street. It’s the one room that never get’s encroached upon with photographic and printing equipment and therefore the prettiest. The room has an antique love seat and chair, a few potted plants and this “thing” situated in the middle of the frame. Given to me years ago by a landlord just before she passed away, I have no idea what this ”thing” is. The front door is locked which adds a little mystery and then there’s the two jackals biting into the sideboards on either side. In an effort to soften the look, an orchid was placed on top, but they die from unknown causes every two weeks or so. I placed the walis tambo (broom) from Seafood City Market down the block to juxtapose with the symmetry of the image.
Nikon D810 DSLR, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, exposure: f/8, 20 sec., ISO: 64, M-Up Mode, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, Smart Shooter 4 tethered remote capture and advanced camera control software, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, capture date and time: 7/28/2019, 6:33 am, 32-bit HDR image.