The University of Michigan Diag
The University of Michigan Diag has always been an important place to me. It is one of my favorite locations to hang out in the summer, especially around sunset and into the night, for its beautiful architecture and lush grounds. With these photos, I am trying to portray the beauty and grand nature of the Diag's buildings. This was no easy task, as the Diag is frequently crowded with people, and it took multiple attempts to capture the buildings with no occupants around them. Thankfully, for the library, the image on the right, this did not pose too big of a problem, as I was able to capture it fairly quickly in between a crowd of people walking by. The lighting was also idea, as I was able to capture the image just before sunset so as to avoid over saturation, and increase color depth and clarity.
Central Campus Dorm: West Quad
I will be attending the University of Michigan next year to study biology on a pre-med track. While I will be staying in the dorm across from the ones imaged above, I always found the West Quad dorm to be the most aesthetically pleasing externally. In addition, I have spent a great deal of time here with my friends who currently go to UM, and will continue to do so as a student next year. Unfortunately, around the building lay a series of lamp posts that hinder the beauty to be captured from far away. With careful lens placement I was able to find an angle that avoided them, and was able to focus on the building itself. The location was nearly empty as classes were dismissed, making it easy to capture the image void of occupants interfering with the image scope, as well as places for me to stand.