A Wall of Rock
Last week I featured views of the Clover Point pumping station, made with my digital camera. Today’s photos are of the same place and time, but with the half-frame film camera. What I find interesting about these panoramas is that each shot is from a slightly different viewpoint.
This wall curves around a >90 degree corner and to take the pictures I walked around the wall trying at first to keep a similar amount of the frame covered by wall (that meant getting closer as the wall got shorter) and then when my shadow started to predominate just keeping a similar distance from the wall. I also tried to slightly overlap the photos, but that was tricky as there are no highly visible landmarks on most parts of the wall. There is an implicit motion in these pictures, especially in the way the metal rail over the vent structure slowly comes into view turning its face to the camera. This motion is not otherwise visible in the wall as it is curved and each shot is from a similar angle to the curve.
I also like how the pictures look stacked together as a series. I can’t scan more than 6 or 7 frames at a time, so chose to break this sequence into smaller parts. Now, I just needed a dog, or person in a frame or two. Sadly, they all walked behind me as I was obviously taking a picture – so polite!
Olympus Pen, half-frame camera, Efke KB50, ISO50, 1/50th, ~f4.