Half Frame Freight
This is from the lookout along the Beacon Hill Park waterfront – a lookout I have previously photographed here. I saw the ship coming and thought it would be interesting to have it pass through my photo, ever so slowly, and in the rain. What I was not prepared for was the scalloped 3-D feel to this shot, as if the film is curled within each frame. I really like that effect.
It was a bit of a chilly wait for this ship especially as I could not move my feet as this sequence is hand-held and keeping my alignment was a bit tricky. You can see I concentrated on the framing at the expense of levelling the horizon. Really, a tripod would be a good idea, though the slightly wonky alignment is part of the process and part of the charm too, I guess. And a tripod certainly defeats the purpose of a pocket camera.
Obviously this is more from my series of half-frame photos from the Olympus Pen. This is not in the diptych, triptych or even the fliptych parts of the series. I suppose this is a pentaptych, but really to end this tych silliness I need a category for polyptych so that all of these can be found in one place if someone is interested. That one person that might come along every year with an arcane fascination with pictures broken into panels. More to the point, it would make linking to tags easier.
Olympus Pen, half-frame camera, Efke KB50, ISO50, 1/50th, ~f4.