Sometimes you work on a picture and it comes out exactly, 100% the way it was in your mind. I’m sure it happens more often to the pros than to me. This image is a case where I “saw” something in my head, and in about 5 minutes I coaxed it out, using PhotoToaster’s “Silver Light” effect, plus various tweaks to gradations of certain levels of light.
It was one of those eerie moments — I was crawling around in a construction site, one of my favorite leisure activities — when I saw these pipes and thought it might be fun to get a shot where they looked like jet engines. Just then, and I’m not making this up, what song should come up on my iPod shuffle but David Bowie singing “Suffragette City”. Not only did I get my shot, I got my title too.