Posted on Apr.17, 2009, under Architecture, Michigan

(Olympus E-3, 70-300mm at 141mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, exposure 1/400 sec @ f/6)

This image is of a local apartment building located near the University of Michigan medical campus. This part of town has many rental units, but most are either converted houses or more mundane apartment buildings. This building was built in 1929 and is a great example of the Mediterranean Revival architectural style. I took the shot mid-morning when the sun was shining on it at a nice angle and I really liked the strong shadows created by the unique architectural elements. I wasn’t able to get the shot of the building straight on, there were people working on a house across the street which prevented me from getting a good angle. I ended up taking the picture from a slight angle and then relied on Photoshop to help with some perspective correction. I made a few other changes to bring out the detail of the building which I discuss on my Image Notebook blog. For a quick comparison, here is the image as it came out of the camera:

Comments and feedback welcome.

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

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One Comment

  • Brandon says:
    Nice photo! I recently photographed this building and was looking online to try to find when it was built. Glad you provided that information!

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