Campus Life

Institute Double Take

An abstract perspective of MIT’s Chemistry building, Building 18, viewed from the west. At night, the windows light up in a grid pattern; the yellow glow strongly contrasts the black outer walls.

This picture was taken while rotating the camera about the center of the lens. The 1/80s exposure is short enough that the middle of the picture stays recognizable, but long enough to see the effects of the rotation on the edges. The lone individual in the window completes the composition.


Exposure Time:
1/80 sec.

ISO 1600

Effective Focal Length:
50 mm