I had the opportunity yesterday to capture a beautiful summer evening at Indiana University Bloomington via drone. This was the first time this summer I have been able to fly in nice weather. One item on my “to drone” checklist for campus is the various limestone features around campus. I got lucky and caught the duck atop Goodbody Hall highlighted in incredible evening sunlight (first image below).
A limestone duck with mortarboard sits atop Goodbody Hall on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The “AWS” stands for the Association of Women Students. (James Brosher/IU Communications)
The Herman B Wells Library, center, and School of Global and International Studies Building are pictured from the Arboretum on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (James Brosher/IU Communications)
Last fall I had the opportunity to work on a project documenting the William Lowe and Charlotte Lowe Bryan House for a book about the history of the home. The residence, constructed in 1924 by IU’s tenth president, is the traditional home of the president of the university. This shoot was fascinating in part because I’m a huge fan of older homes: my wife and I own one about a mile away that predates Bryan House by four years.
Back in the summer, I was tasked with showing Indiana University’s iconic Student Building clock tower in a new way for an IU Communications project. I lucked out and happened upon this beautiful evening. This photo was actually an outtake. It was a shot I wanted to get just before landing the drone, but it ended up being my favorite from the entire shoot. It’s an example of shooting something for myself just for the sake of personal creativity after I’ve gotten “the shot” the client wants.
The IU student building is pictured on a summer evening on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. During a building renovation in 1990, hot welding coals sparked a late-night fire completely destroying the tower and a number of custom-made bells from the Netherlands. (James Brosher/IU Communications)