Bob Wills  

Ohio Wesleyan University by Bob Wills

January 2020 - Ohio Wesleyan University

About the Image(s)

I visited my fathers Alma mater in Delaware, Ohio during a road trip a couple of years ago, and am just getting around to processing the images. He went on q post WWII GI bill as part of a Navy pre-flight training program. They were doing some restoration on some buildings, so I was limited in what I could shoot. I converted the image to B&W in PS, but not a lot else. Not sure what to do with it. Happy New Year!

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8 comments posted

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Very nice! This would work well as a photograph in their college magazine, especially since you captured both the college plaque on the left and the full length of the building. Details are very crisp and clear. The photograph looks very professional. Well done!   Posted: 01/08/2020 22:59:50
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Thanks, Marilyn.   Posted: 01/09/2020 10:21:42

Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Good job all the way. Still, maybe try to pull down the sky one more zone. It's just a little hot, still.   Posted: 01/10/2020 22:11:49

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
I love the way those lines in the pavements lead you into the building and you have done well getting the plaque in. I would have taken one step back so I got more room on top and as those trees are so dense I would replace the sky to a sky I had taken that would complement the building more.
I think with a different sky the tone that the building is giving will change and pop but at the moment is being affected by the sky.   Posted: 01/14/2020 09:57:09

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
A good picture, which gives a historical touch by the many grey tones. A little more sky would give the building more space and thus enhance the photo.   Posted: 01/15/2020 04:09:22
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
I have an edited image now in which I extended to top by 1/2" and removed the electric extension cords or hoses(don't remember which) in Photoshop.   Posted: 01/15/2020 09:38:04

Elizabeth Mangham   Elizabeth Mangham

I feel that photographing such a place which has family history attached is very important for families. I do agree that the top needs some space, which you have already done. I wonder if placing your camera near the ground and tilted up just a little would give the building a different view that would add to the importance of the building and sign. When you pass it again, try it. I would be interested if that works here. The school where my mother sent her 12 years is still in use and I enjoy seeing it and photographing it. Very impressive and very well done.   Posted: 01/19/2020 17:49:24
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Thank you, Elizabeth. I'll try your suggestions.   Posted: 01/20/2020 08:46:07