Posted on Nov.09, 2008, under Ann Arbor, Architecture, Michigan

(Olympus E-3, 70-300mm at 96mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, exposure 1/60 sec @ f/14)

As part of a self imposed creativity session, I went out one Saturday with just one lens on my camera. I selected my 70-300mm because I wanted to focus on details, or get a compressed perspective. I use an Olympus E-3 which has a crop factor of 2x, making my 70-300 lens the 35mm equivalent of 140-600mm. The shot above is of a Catholic school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I had seen this building many times, but I never really looked at the details of its construction. The longer focal length really made me notice the details. The thing that really caught my eye about this building was the intricate brickwork. I really liked the contrast of the building against the blue morning sky. I was happy to have a few wispy clouds, but I think I would like it a little better if the clouds were a little stronger. Overall I’m pleased with how the image came out.

Comments and feedback welcome.

Image and text Copyright © 2008 James W. Howe – All rights reserved

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