I recently had the pleasure of working with Stephanie Koscielski of Klingner & Associates, P.C of Quincy, Illinois. I did some architectural photography of their recently completed addition to the Hallsville Primary School in Hallsville, Missouri. They designed a new gymnasium and classroom building for the school district.

Here’s an exterior photograph of the gymnasium that I took on a cloudy overcast morning. I had to spend a lot of time waiting for the sun to peek out of the clouds so the warm light could illuminate the front of the building.

I used my 42-megapixel Sony ILCE-7RM2 camera coupled with a Canon TS-E24mm f/3.5L II tilt-shift lens. A tilt-shift lens is often used by architectural photographers to perform in-camera perspective correction. I attached NiSi 11-stop neutral density filter to the lens to slow the incoming light to obtain motion blur in the clouds. The movement of the wispy clouds overhead helps to create a dreamlike atmosphere in the photograph. I took the picture in manual mode at ƒ/11.0 with a 30-second exposure at ISO 50. I processed the RAW photo in Adobe Lightroom CC.

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