I rarely shoot events. If there’s one event that I’ve covered more than once, it’s probably the department’s Chemistry Roadshow. It’s essentially a travelling set of experiments and demonstrations that our own undergraduates take to high schools around the city to cultivate in the youth an interest in science, specifically chemistry.
In the picture above, I was on my way to one of the exhibit halls. I saw the scene in front of me and thought that the model skeleton by the time clock and the corridor leading into the rooms made for an interesting composition. I shot a couple of frames and was about to move on when the nun emerged from one of the rooms and headed down the corridor. I waited for her to get farther down and get lit by the afternoon sun spilling from the right.
There’s an unexpected thrill that one feels when you find a scene and have a person enter and animate it. All the more, if you get the shot you envisioned in your mind.