Clearing Storm over the Quad
University of Washington, WA
Copyright 2001-2017 by Michael L. Anderson

date found:
Spring 2001
camera:
Rapid Omega 6 x 7
lens:
58mm
film:
Fujichrome Velvia
recommended enlargement size:
16 x 20 inches

I had been taking photos of the Quad for the last three years, and was running out of ideas. In fact, I I had taken a very similar picture two years earlier, but was dissatisfied with the pale sky. For two years I waited for just such a moment as this, a clearing afternoon rainstorm.

My only regret is not using a view camera--not that I had one at my disposal, mind you. Despite placing the architectural elements in the center, they still appear to lean this way and that, and it cannot be software corrected without cropping the guts out of it.