I was recently in a position to walk around a local high school around twilight. There’s something serene about looking into closed and dark classrooms. The gaggle and chaos of the school day has disappeared, and one is left with an impression of a well used space  quiet and calm. I used my Nokia Lumia 1020 for the following photos.

high school at dusk
Yellows & Blues
high school classroom lumia 1020
Quiet class

I love the way the sulfide lights from outside spill across the classroom desks here. The light really emphasises the emptiness of the space and draws skeletal shadows on the floor.

high school lunch shed - lumia 1020
No-one for lunch

During the day, the lunch shed is full of students eating and chatting. After dusk, the space is home to long shadows and echoes.

Nokia Lumia 1020 – reflections after dusk

4 thoughts on “Nokia Lumia 1020 – reflections after dusk

  • June 1, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Nice shots 🙂 I guess it’s a bit different down under. Here one might suspect a man walking around a high school with a camera taking shots of unoccupied rooms to potentially be the untoward activity. I suppose it’s all in the way a person carries themselves. We sometimes walk a fine line between innocuous and creepy– as perceived by others. And only you could be the judge of that as you were there. I am always extremely careful as to how my camera can produce anxiety in others and groups.

    • June 6, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Hi @maesha-shannon 🙂 A lone man walking through a school at night might be considered an odd thing here also, but fortunately the school had an open night and there were plenty of others there too ! I was also using my phone camera; a common sight these days. That said, I did wander around my old schools many years ago, but that was more about reminiscing than making a photo !

  • May 31, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I have also been walking around in the dark a lot lately – in my huge yard, mainly. It’s just too dangerous to walk by myself in deserted buildings even though I have “protection.”
    You are fortunate to be able to do so, but STAY SAFE!

    • June 1, 2015 at 4:21 am

      Thank you @cynthia ! Fortunately, I was with a number of other people and there were plenty of teachers and students still there because it was an open night for the school. I was in no danger 🙂 That said, I have been in night time positions with the camera where untoward things could have happened. There’s some thrill in that at times.


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