(Nikon D700, 14-24mm at 22mm, ISO 800, Exposure 1/500 sec @f/4.0)
This shot was taken in the new wing of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA). I was drawn to this shot by all the lines. I just liked the way the railings around the staircase looked against the lines for the window frames in the background. It has a very mide-century modern feeling, even though the building was completed last year. In looking at the shot now, I think it would look better with a person sitting on the bench, maybe about 1/3 of the way in from the right side of the image. I think a person would add a nice ‘organic’ element to the strong geometric nature of the shot. I’m curious as to what other people might think.
Processing for this shot consisted mainly of converting to black and white and adjusting the cropping. In the process I brightened up a few areas which were pretty dark in the original image.
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