This morning as I was walking to my building I walked next to the McGraw Clock Tower. The Clock tower has 21 bells, and is played several times a day by Chime Masters. During the semester one of the daily concerts is at 7:45 AM every weekday morning. If the door is open you are allowed to go up, and listen/watch the concert. I had never been up in the tower, so I decided to go. I had an exclusive concert in that I was the only one in attendance this morning. Just before 8:00 he asked me if I would like to play the 8:00 AM chime. I agreed to play just the one bell 8 times that signifies 8:00 AM. It made my day.
After the concert I was allowed to walk up the last flight of stairs and could look at the 21 bells. I also had a great view of cayuga lake, and Cornell University. I wish I had my wide angle lens with me. I had my telephoto lens, and took a few photographs including this one looking at part of the Arts Quad. McGraw Hall is in the main portion of the photo.
- If possible carry all of your camera equipment. I had my running clothing with me, so I was limited on what I could carry.
- Look for new opportunities to photograph. It's not only fun to photograph, but the opportunities are a lot of fun as well.