A backup plan is really backup plan if it was, well, planned. I had loosely scheduled two weekend days of architectural photography in and around San Francisco before Christmas. One of the elements I had hoped for were partly cloudy or partly foggy skies, neither of which were being forecast. Regardless, I packed up the car and was off to the Bay Area. The first stop was the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin Civic Center. As was forecast, clear skies. What was not expected was public access to part of the building on a holiday weekend.
This is the “kid in a candy store” scenario for a photographer. Virtually the entire southern half of the building to myself without the usual hustle and bustle associated with a government building. I could take my time to actually “see” the building and not worry about being in everyone’s way with my camera and tripod setup.
The initial plan was to take exterior shots of the building with long exposures of the atmospherics, yet it worked out for the better with a couple hours of undisturbed interior photography.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 55mm, f/11, 0.6 sec
San Rafael (CA), Walkways, Domed Skylight, Split Tone Monochrome. Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA. December 23, 2017. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.