The Engineering Fountain (Class of 1939 Water Sculpture) was turned on today for the first time in 2017.

The day began with rain, cold, and the idea of making a photo yesterday was not looking good. Throughout the day, I knew the fountain was turned on for the first time and that I wanted to make a photo of it.

The clouds changed in the morning from smooth during the rain, to more jagged/eerie during the afternoon. After waiting for things to change for the better a bit, they seemed to change for the worse.

The clouds again smoothed out and wouldn’t have made for a good long exposure. I decided to wait a bit longer before checking outside again.

I checked a few hours later, and what do you know – clear blue skies! If you don’t like the weather in Indiana, wait – you might experience all 4 seasons in one day.

I hopped on my bike and rode over to the Loeb Fountain, hoping maybe it too was turned on, to no avail.

After walking around the Engineering Fountain looking for the best angle, I found the spot.

Lots of times, the Engineering Fountain is photographed with only a sky above it in the frame. I wanted to find a space in the trees surrounding the Fountain to place it and was able to find one with my back to the sun, illuminating it nicely.

What I resulted with, was another new favorite angle on likely my favorite place on campus.

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