Of the plethora of photos I took, five of them turned out well enough to share (the magic of digital photography!):
I liked this one because the black branches go in all different directions and at all angles. It’s not sublime; I think the subject (a lone squirrel) is too tame a subject, but it might be a bit picturesque.
A concrete bench covered in snow. I liked it because the patterns of snow visible around the foot of the bench appealed to me.
The same bench, but with the tree beside it. This appealed to be because I liked the fact that the snow covers both the bench and the tree in the same way — nature does not discriminate between what is man-made and what is natural. Just as moss and vines will grow over ruins of old cathedrals and abandoned carts, so too will snow cover everything. Nature cannot be held back.
This is a featureless wall of Hagey Hall. I took a page from Burke’s book and went with perspective and vantage point to try to generate a feeling of awe or infinity. This I suppose would be much more along the lines of “technical sublime” than true sublime, but I liked the way it turned out.
This is one of the sculptures that stand in the courtyard outside Hagey Hall. Again, more “technical sublime” and more experimenting with vantage points and perspective. I think the brick wall works better, really, but I still like this shot, too.
— Sarah Carless