I return to the Widtsoe school this morning with a wide view from the front. A large bell would’ve once hung at the top of this building and I’m sure there’s still some folks around who recall hearing it.
I decided to vignette this piece, in part because I liked the way it worked with the image–but also because it echoes an unintended lens defect that exists in many of Dorothea Lange’s photographs of Widtsoe 75 years earlier.
Once again, here’s the link to the Library of Congress collection. Type the word “Widtsoe” into the search box, and on the next page click “Gallery View” and you’ll pull up her thumbnails:
My photograph was made with a Panasonic G3, with a wide converter attached to the 14mm lens.