4x5 On The Roof Top
A few days ago I decided to see how high of a photo I could get of our downtown area. Limited by locations and availability, I ended up on top of our lovely public parking building. Making my way to the top floor I was to say the least pretty disappointed. In my mind, I visualized an awe inspiring, breath taking view of our lovely city. Instead what I got were a bunch of buildings blocking my every view!
Having gone this far and having with me my 4x5 crown graphic, I decided to try and make the effort to find something worth taking a photo of. I once read that the best way to inspire yourself is to just stop thinking and just take a walk. So thats what I did, and believe it or not, it worked! I ended up here, at the corner of this building and was drawn to the churches stipple. Although far away, something about its hidden nature called to me.
After taking the shot and developing it at home, I was curious to see just how much detail I would be able to get if I were to crop it in different areas of the photo. And to my surprise, there was more then enough. The photo you see above is a crop of the original scan. What I have found is that when it comes to sheet film, there is no comparison in the realm of detail.
Alright thats it for now. Just wanted to share my latest insight into the world of film. Oh I almost forgot, what initially drew me to this composition was a flock of birds just relaxing on a monday evening. My question to you is... can you spot them? If you can... high-five the person next to you! And just in case there is not one next to you, go ahead and give the room an air high-five, thats right... an air high-five! Because you my friend... are awesome!