We are so lucky that the architect knew to put up a grand entrance for our hospital that was smoke free, looked south at a garden, so those of us, inside and sick, could have a warm, sunny, beautiful place to rest outside of our room, but still inside the hospital, to heal.
I spent three months researching the best camera angles, and then taking the finals. I had less than 24 hours between completion of construction, and actual occupation of this space, in which to take photographs.
And of course, Murphy’s law was with me. It was sunny all morning, while we cleaned up the road and garden. The lift operator had but 30 minutes of time to take me up high enough to photograph the overall front exterior. The sun of course, went under a cloud, the entire 30 minutes! Much as I do not like touching up an image in photoshop, we had to touch up every single window on the facade. Do you have any idea how many windows there are? Guess!
The medical education center was a retrofit of an old, rather grim looking building. Magic happened when the exterior was wrapped in metal making it just “pop” at night. I needed to coordinate with several people to get all of the lights on for this image. And, yes, Murphy again, there were two windows with blinds down, so I did a bit of cut and paste.
Fletcher Allen Health Care
111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05401
Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.