📷 The only editing allowed is basic exposure so I stuck to that and adjusted the exposure in Adobe Lightroom to -1. It was a challenge because I really wanted to bring out the colour in the sky. The iPhone 11 Pro 1.54mm f/2.4 back camera is roughly 35mm full-frame equivalent of 12mm. I also adjusted for lens distortion.

Apollo Theatre front entrance Oberlin Ohio

📷 Last weekend I was in Ohio at Oberlin College to return Kiran for her second semester of freshman year. The week prior was a blur with the contractors finalising the kitchen project and getting Kiran packed and ready to return. The 52 Week Smartphone Challenge fell off my priority list, and it wasn't until this morning that I could review my images from last week.

The featured image is the only image I have that come close to the week's theme of symmetry. I noticed the Apollo Theatre a few times on previous trips to Oberlin, but this is the first time I had an opportunity to photograph it. I was a very early morning on Super Bowl Sunday, and the town seemed deserted. There was minimal traffic, so I was able to stand in the road to fill my frame. I intended to frame the Apollo between the buildings on either side.

The image isn't as symmetrical as I had hoped. Bhavna wanted to leave and get going back to New Jersey so I was in a bit of a hurry and didn't stand in the right spot.

📷 Bhavna and I met in university back in 1987. We knew each other from our involvement in campus club it would be another 5 years before we had our first date, and then two more after that before we were married. On our hike back from Buttermilks Falls, she asked me, "Why did you marry me". I answered with a few joke answers, "You look hot in a red dress", etc. Later at home, warming our cold bodies under a blanket, I looked at her and said, "I like that you patiently listen to my wacky thoughts".