SUNYIT Campus Center
Thursday night was the perfect night to be at the campus playing with my camera. There was just enough wind in the upper layers to give good movement to the clouds but not enough at ground level to cause me any issues with my long exposures. Right after sunset the sky was changing toward black going through all the deep blues with the right amount of clouds for interest.
I have tried to capture the Campus Center building on numerous occasions but was never happy with the results. There are quite a few annoying lights in the courtyard at the front of the building which general get in my view. On this night though I stuck with the fish-eye lens which allowed me to get right next to the building, blocking out most of the lights, and still capture this interesting corner. Due to the large amount dynamic range in the scene I needed five separate exposures to capture it all. I blended all five using Photomatix and made a few more adjustments in Photoshop.