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02-16-2021, 09:18 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Church Dome, Gu<temala
Lens: 135 Camera: Pentax 67II Photo Location: Guatemala City ISO: 250 

Church of Saint Francis Dome, Guatemala City
HP5 @ ASA 250 in Pyro PMK
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An intriguing and challenging composition. I definitely get a sense of vertigo looking at it for any length of time.
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My first thoughts was it looks like the innards of a pocket watch!

For me it is an interesting photo but somehow pulls my eyes.
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Thank you for your comments. Since both your comments showed a reaction to something about
or in the image, I looked at it on the screen for some time and also noticed a strange effect from the
perspective. I have a framed printed copy hanging on the wall and hadnīt noticed this before.
I believe it is the orientation.Horizontally it is confusing and eyes and brain are trying to make sense
of it. Vertically it makes sense much faster.

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I agree - vertical looks better - there must be something that the eye naturally knows what "looks and feels" right.

I would also recommend next time standing right in the center and shooting directly upwards (not at an angle). With symmetric architecture like this you can get pretty amazing shots!
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Its an interesting photograph, as is; Must look fantastic as your print. I like the angle, gives it something you dont always see, unlike the usual straight ahead shot, ya know. But I prefer it in horizontal orientation....first glance it seemed like a still from 2001. Very nice
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QuoteOriginally posted by Waffles Quote
Its an interesting photograph, as is; Must look fantastic as your print. I like the angle, gives it something you dont always see, unlike the usual straight ahead shot, ya know. But I prefer it in horizontal orientation....first glance it seemed like a still from 2001. Very nice
Thank you ! What does a still from 2001 look like ?
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Thank you ! What does a still from 2001 look like ?
Ah, sorry. 2001 the movie. Was my first thought on seeing your photograph. Something about the shapes and open grandeur of it......

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QuoteOriginally posted by Waffles Quote
Its an interesting photograph, as is; Must look fantastic as your print. I like the angle, gives it something you dont always see, unlike the usual straight ahead shot, ya know. But I prefer it in horizontal orientation....first glance it seemed like a still from 2001. Very nice
Oh dang that's exactly what I thought the second I saw this: looks very kubrik-esque.

I don't know if its because the composition of the (horizontal) photograph feels like a snapshot mid-pan or just my association with the director, but it has a very cinematic feel which I love. The vertical orientation is certainly less dizzying and (frankly) difficult to look at, but that the horizontal version can even have that effect is very cool.

I think you captured a really interesting perspective here and you should celebrate that.
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Thank you for your comments. It is interesting to read what others see in oneīs pictures.
If I were to look for something Kubrik-esque in that image I would have thought more along
the lines of Barry Lyndon than 2001. I suppose that although I was looking for an abstraction
while composing, it is difficult for me to see it as something else, since I took the picture.
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Beautiful traditional film and printing work, way better than anything I ever managed.
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Beautiful traditional film and printing work, way better than anything I ever managed.
Thank you. I guess you photographed and printed 35 mm ? It is very hard work to learn how to expose, develop
and print 35 mm. I switched to medium format because Iīm lazy. Medium format is a grateful medium that gives
great results that seem effortless, compared with 35 mm.
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35mm when Adox KB17 was a fast film. In a crazy blacked out bedroom of course. I did temporally have a proper converted bathroom but trying to get 6 kids to synchronise bladders was a lost cause.

Medium format also slows you down in two ways, less number of shots so you consider composition more and secondly the weight of the equipment is a killer, that Pentax you're using and its lenses is not the lightest equipment ever made. The best shot I ever made was on a 620 Kodak Duaflex a long long time ago.

The older I get the more I'm inclined to carry a 50mm lens and hope its the right one.
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I agree that vertical "makes more sense" but the horizontal one is mind-bending... excellent shot!
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