St. Joseph, Missouri
I like it Grant. The door frames are natural frames to the light coming in and the movement gives life to this. Well done.
16 Jul 2008 5:42am
@Matt Sutton: thanks matt. as a fellow film photographer, you might be interested in my reply to dj, above.
I find it excellent...
16 Jul 2008 6:36am
@Siam: thank you siam
wow.. you amaze me! its really nice.
16 Jul 2008 10:22am
@neilanie: thanks neilanie, that's really kind of you.
excellent shot here Grant! is this time lapse? very cool abstract qualities happening here... and it feels much lighter -- not as many heavy darks. almost dreamlike, reflective, bright... futuristic? regardless, many layers here and much to see marvelous pic!
16 Jul 2008 11:19am
@dj.tigersprout: thanks for the compliment dj. i have to admit, this one was, for me, a happy accident. so now i'll tell you more than you may want to know. the horizon 202 is a russian tank of a camera. it's a swing lens panoramic camera, meaning the lens moves from left to right as it is taking the picture. the morning i took this i'd been out walking in misty rain - about the only thing that messes with the horizon. back in the hotel room, impatiently waiting for my partner to get herself moving, i set the horizon up on a tripod. the moisture interfered some with the motorized swing of the lens, causing it to catch in places and thus causing the patches of different exposures. i wasn't aware it had happend until i developed the film. i don't think i could replicate the effect if i tried.
The stalling lens has given a surreal abstract quality, very good photo.
16 Jul 2008 3:31pm
@Observing: thanks, i may have to carry around a spray bottle to systematically stall the gears :)
I've always wanted to get a Horizon 202, but the price is a bit steep. Then again, comparing to the 'pro' panoramic cameras the 202 is a bargain. Nice!
16 Jul 2008 5:55pm
@Howard F.: thanks howard. you're right, compared to the pro panoramas, the horizon is a steal. i suppose to some extent you get what you pay for. it's tricky to load, and if you don't do it just right, it'll eat your film. i don't use it much, but i've liked having it. i got it new, but from ebay. that was years ago. i wonder if they're not cheaper now that there're newer models out?
very nice photo ! beautiful composition, and good black and white !
16 Jul 2008 7:48pm
@Elodie: thanks very much elodie
Very effective composition - it really does capture that 'hotel window' feeling.
16 Jul 2008 9:46pm
@Damon Schreiber: i appreciate it - i was feeling that feeling that rainy morning
i love in it
17 Jul 2008 5:14am
@Architectual View: thank you
beauty. if i could replicate the inspiring delight of this hotel happenstance, i'd die happy.
20 Jul 2008 5:35am
@roamin: :) ...thanks roamin, you're very kind!
Reading your responses reminds me of the DVD of the movie "The Amateurs" (aka The Moguls). In the extras is a featurette of Jeff Bridges talking about using one of these swing lens panoramic cameras along with a photo album of images he took on the set with it. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
24 Jul 2008 3:10pm
@Twelvebit: i've seen that book, or maybe just a review of it. i think he uses a noblex - a much better made camera, but exactly the same principle.
Great composition and shades
27 Sep 2013 7:50pm
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