Posted on Feb.22, 2011, under University of Michigan

(Nikon D700, 16-35mm at 22mm, ISO 250, Exposure 1/60 sec @ f/11)

This image is another one from my personal snowstorm photowalk that I took a couple of weeks ago. The picture was taken in the University of Michigan Law Quadrangle during a brief, but intense snowstorm which lasted a few hours. The building in the background is one of the buildings which comprise the buildings known as the Lawyers Club. The Law Quad has an interesting history. The buildings were all funded from a law school alumuns, William Cook, who requested that the school be built in a design reminiscent of Cambridge University. Construction of the Law Quad took place between 1924 and 1933. Mr Cook never saw the completed school.

Like some of the other images taken on my snow walk, this one started out over exposed as a result of an accident. As I previously mentioned, I had inadvertently left my camera in auto bracket mode. As it happens, however, I really like the slightly overexposed look of this shot. I think it helps to bring out the snowy nature of the day. Processing was quite simple. I did some minor perspective correction in Photoshop and I used Silver Efex Pro to convert to black and white (almost unnecessary) and add some ‘structure’ to the final image.

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts. Remember to click on the image to see it in lightbox mode. I think this image looks better when displayed against a darker background.

Copyright © 2011 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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