Salk Institute

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Darren Bradley, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    I happened to be at the Salk Institute yesterday so I took some shots of this campus. This place is one of the few locations (ok, perhaps the only) in San Diego that's renowned internationally for its architecture, thanks to Louis Kahn's masterpiece. It was cold and grey. That, combined with the concrete brutalist architecture, gave it a distinctly somber tone so I played off of that with the photos.

    Here are a few. Click on them to see the rest if you like.

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    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011
  2. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    I love this location - keep seeing it on a TV ad at the moment - it's on my to-do list

    Must check sunrise/sunset options in TPE!

    The first shot, with the small black silhouetted figures, is fabulous
     
  3. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Yes, I was discussing this very topic with the staff photographer for the Salk Institute. He happened to see me taking shots and was intrigued by my camera so he wandered over to get a closer look. He recommended the first two weeks in December as the time when the light is best there.
     
  4. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Sun sets right down the middle on Friday Darren - 6:44pm

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    Are you able to just walk onto the campus and shoot?
     
  5. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Yes, it's usually not a problem to walk right on to the campus. Want to meet there next Friday?
     
  6. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Great series Darren. I really like the ones of views with apertures, especially the first shot in you series. Sunset shots should be interesting if the weather is kind. Looking forward to them.
     
  7. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    These are fantastic!
    Again, remind me of what I might see in my minds eye whilst reading a dystopian novel!
    The position of the people is perfect, especially in the second! Maybe they are discussing how to break free of the regime?! ;)
     
  8. Vic Shaw

    Vic Shaw Senior Member

    Love these, what a interesting place to shoot!


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  9. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Thanks, guys! It is a great place to shoot and I, too, am always thinking of Orwell or something when I'm there.
     
  10. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Absolutely! So far Friday afternoon is looking good - I'll aim to keep it that way so I'm local at the end of he day
     

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