It turned out to be a great Photowalk!
I sent out a few worried tweets while en route because of the rain, and I got tweets back that there was a full complement of photowalkers waiting under the tree in The Oval. I showed up, at the very last possible second, and then said hi to everyone. It was a very upbeat crowd, and I was happy to meet all of them! I think we had around 50 there, even though the rain was rather epic, especially by California standards!
After I explained the way I do my Photowalks (half shooting, half sharing online), we set out to hit a few spots on campus. As we were moving about, Arnav Moudgil took this photo (also on the right) for the newspaper. This was taken when we were walking in one of the covered areas of the campus.
We moved around and hit several locations, including the one below. At the end, we went over to an eating area and talked for a long while about photography and stuff! I signed books, gave away all kinds of goodies from Smugmug, and this sort of thing -- it was nice to meet such enthusiastic photographers. One enterprising Type A created a "Stuck In Stanford" Flickr group where people are currently sharing their photos... this is my first contribution to the group!
Daily Photo - The Stanford Church in the Photowalk Storm
The rain situation was betwixt sprinkles and torrent. There was enough rain to moisten my bulbous 12-24 (that sounds dirty), so I wanted to be quick. Usually, I let people look through my lens to see the composition, but, it would have gotten too wet... so I just fired away quickly then put on my little trombone-cover-thing.
Now, maybe my smart audience can help me figure this out. Some people on the walk told me that "HDR" was "invented" here at Stanford. Others tell me MIT. A few people told me that the first HDRs ever taken were inside this very church (where I also collected some shots, for publication soon). Anyway, this all sounds very intriguing... and I am interested to know the real answers!
from the blog www.stuckincustoms.com