I do not get tired of this view. Every workday, I walk into this lobby and always take a moment to appreciate how beautiful this scene is. For me, it looks particularly beautiful in the snow. I took this shot yesterday morning after a surprise, late-March snowfall here in the Chicago area. Later in the day, the walks had been shoveled and the snow had started to melt, so I’m happy I caught this with my camera early in the day.
Photographing this many lines is a challenge. Floor tiles, curtains, window panes, the outside building, and even the couches inside all presented their own unique lines. I knew I wanted it to appear symmetrical, but I also knew the symmetry would not be perfect, and was outside my control. Cropping and straightening the photo was a little harder than usual, given the technical challenge of so many lines. The lighting was a really fun trial and error for me. I ended up metering for the light outside, and in post production brought the inside shadows up. I added a low-opacity HDR-effect to bring up the details and even up the exposure a bit more.
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