My August 2015 Photo of the Month is Chroma Lines, an image made at Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.
Chroma Lines Background
I attending a conference at Michigan State University. While we were super busy staffing the event and doing a lot of hard work, we had a couple chances to get outside. If you have been to Michigan State, you know there are a lot of old, beautiful, building.
But, the place my friend Chris Horn and I wanted to go see was the Art Museum. The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum’s building is artwork itself. Besides the incredible engineering, the chrome and leading lines of the building offer an infinite number of compositions.
So why did I pick this image? I photographed another image with a hawk sitting on a roadsign next to the Museum. However, this color image seemed to be more dramatic than my other black and white compositions. This was taken at twilight, well past 9 PM in the Summer, and the clouds were purple before they faded into night.
This is a tight shot. One consequence of the art museum’s location is that the angles are tight if you want to compose without the street in the frame. This ended up not being a huge issue, as I felt the narrow angles built more dramatic leading lines in the image.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy the image.
T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.