Thursday, February 18, 2010

Week 42, Day 297, February 18, 2010, Architectural Elements

This time of year daylight is still very short, but we are beginning to have a little bit on the bus ride to work, and it's still daylight after we arrive home.  As I walk from the building that I work to the bus I walk past the Law School at Cornell, and many times I notice new things.  Today I noticed the interesting architectural elements under the windows in the Court Yard.  This one captured my attention.
I also like the effect that the reflected lighting had on the windows. The brighter colors seem to be a nice contrast.

Lessons Learned:
  • I cannot believe how many times I have walked past this place, and never noticed this.  It makes me wonder how many other things that I miss day to day.  I need to be more aware, and open my eyes even more.  Have any of you had similar experiences?
  • I'm enjoying having 2 cameras.  It's handy to have two cameras with different lenses.  I think it will help prevent dirt from getting into the camera.

Photo details: Exposure time 1/100 sec, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 100, Focal Length 98 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, handheld.


Gary's third pottery blog said...

carved feather and scroll? There are some wonderful hidden bits around campus :)

Sandra said...

Beautiful building. It almost seems like you can make 2 different images one of the window with the black outlines and the beautiful blue color, the other of the architechtual element. I really like how you cropped the first triange to make an arrow
> pointing to the scroll. You could also add the other <

That's the beautiful thing of a 365 Photo project - it really opens the ones eyes.

James said...

Very interesting shapes and patterns on this building.

Andrew said...

That's cool! You should do a close-up of it some time. Of course, that could just be my macro obsession speaking.

RuneE said...

Sometimes you see things, and sometimes you don't. I think it is the same with all of us. I call it beeing "in the mood" (hearing Duke Ellington in the background).

PS Thank you for the comment! I left one for you at Picasa, but they gave me another name :-)

Nicki said...

I love strolling around campuses - as long as it does not involve looking at them for one of the kids.

Yolanda said...

Loving the architectural details theme for sure! I like the shapes and the contrast of this. Love the interesting quill design in the one block. The rust and the windows really seem to show its age and charm.