(Olympus E-3, 7-14mm at 7mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, exposure 1/400 sec @ f/8.0)
One day I was sitting at home when I noticed that some interesting clouds were forming in the sky. I took this opportunity to head in to town and do some architecture shooting. I had been wanting to get some more shots of the new Stephen Ross School of Business building on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The building offers some interesting opportunities for architectural photography. There are many different colors, textures and shapes to explore. For this shot, I used my ultra-wide angle lens at 7mm (with a 2x crop factor). I kept the camera parallel to the building to minimize distortion. For some time I’ve been experimenting with using black skies in architecture shots when the sky is blue. I decided to see what this would look like with the dark sky, but some interesting clouds shapes. I like the way it came out, but I have a color version that I think I like about as much.
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