This time of year, the leaves remaining on the trees have usually turned colors already. This shot is from all the way back in July, but catches the maples of Volunteer Park in full red glory. Yeah – Aerochrome EIR will do that.
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This one was also shot with my Rollei, using the same Aerochrome EIR as the other shot here.
Most of my pictures are an attempt to capture something I see the way I see it. The flip side of that is the way the camera lets you capture something removed from the scene itself. Behold, spikes!
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This is the kind of scene that I really wish I’d have brought the macro lens out for, but you shoot with what you’ve got. Usually shooting mid-day doesn’t work that well as there are no shadows with the sun overhead. Shooting a vertical surface like this turns the regular rules around as you get the best shadows with vertical light.
Here is the last panorama for a while. I went out to take these for fun but next time I do it, I might actually attempt something of more artistic merit rather than a technical demonstration. This is the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. I’ve always loved the crazy Art Deco flourishes which seem fairly out of place for an Asian Art Museum. If the city is listening, it would be very much in character to repurpose it as some sort of Batman/Gotham City Museum. Paul Allen maybe? Anyway, great building. This shot is composed of only 3 or 4 source images, so the distortion is a lot lower. I’ve been experimenting with removing the distortion from the edges (stretchy Subaru, anyone?) but the tradeoff is distortion in the middle. It’s just like the projection on a map – if you want everything to be the right size, you get a globe (or in this case, some really rounded lines in the middle). If you want the lines straight in the middle, you get some stretching at the edges. Since the focal point here is in the middle, I kept the lines straight. What do you think?