Disney Center on a Rainy Spring Day
It has taken me two years to get myself to take a picture of the Disney Center, 111 South Grand Avenue. It’s not that it’s far away or anything. In fact, it is walking distance from my loft. The problem in my mind was that everyone else has already taken a picture of the Disney Center, including some well know photographers, some not so well known photographers, hobbyists, and thousands of tourists from all over the globe with point and shoots.
Last Wednesday, I was riding my bike in the rain, climbing Bunker Hill past the Disney Center when the lines of this section of the structure told me to stop. I liked the composition and the details, the light on the wall, the railing, the stormy sky, it was all there. Feeling borderline hypothermic at this point (I live for photography), I set up my camera and tripod with shaking hands and composed the shot.
The final image above is a split-tone b&w, warm tone on the building (foreground) and cold tone on the sky (background) for added dimensionality and depth.