Monday, February 8, 2010


I made this photo for my number series. This is the second time this parking meter had appeared in one of my photos. In 2000, the Town of Babylon buried a time capsule and in that time capsule they put some photographs. One of them was this parking meter in the Village of Babylon with a car parked at it. I thought that maybe, in time parking meters would be done away with. In a way, the village has changed some of the parking meters with metered lots. There's one meter for a lot, you pay for parking, key in your spot number and you receive a receipt that you place on your dashboard. Collection takes place at one meter instead of dozens, and most of the machines take plastic. 
They don't have the the panache of the old meters, that's for sure.
Make with the Canon 5d mkII and processed as an HDR image in Photomatix Pro and Photoshop.