Assignment 4: Architecture and Interiors


Sandra Yen


Requirement 4: Repeating Patterns

I love the architecture of the Stanford School of Medicine, which is where this picture was taken. I've always noticed the repeated cut-out patterns on the walls, but I had never really paid attention to the ceilings of the hallways, which are adorned with these square patterns seen in the top half of the photo. I love the geometric shapes and repeated patterns represented all over the building-- on the walls, on the ceiling, and on the columns

I took this picture by standing in the middle of an outdoor hallway, near a column (the thing on the upper left hand corner), and I held my camera facing directly upward to snap this shot. I love the ambiguity that leaves you wondering—which is the floor? Which is the wall? Which is the ceiling?

I took this picture with aperture priority, and I set that to f/3.2 so I could get a decent amount of light. The camera then set my exposure to 1/80 s. I zoomed in a little bit, so the focal length was 7.9 mm. I used Photoshop to adjust the contrast a little bit and to make the photo black and white.

The date under “Photo information” that I took this picture is also completely wrong because my camera has not been set to the correct Date and Time. Sorry about that!

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