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Tower an history

By JuanCarlos
Metropolitan Cathedral of Guatemala City . Built in the eighteenth century. Corridors of the College of Infantes , founded at the end of the eighteenth century


Tags: Black and white Guatemala

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dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1896 England
3 Jun 2016 3:06PM
Let's start with a good bit. The verticals are precise and accurate, which is just hwo htey need to be in a picture like this.

And it's a frustrating scene, in two ways.

First, the widest setting of your lens doesn't allow quite enough of the courtyard at the bottom: we want to see mroe of it... 10-20 zooms were made for scenes like this!

Second, while this is very carefully shot, it doesn't quite satisy the viewer. Maybe a couple of clergy in robes walking across the courtyard? That's all it would take.

Technically, the settings are rather odd: manual exposure: OK. 100 ISO, excellent. But 1/800 @ f/3.5? Far, far better to go for a middling aperture of f/8 and a shutter speed around 1/160. Best lens quality is achieved a couple of stops down, and depth of field is at its least at f/3.5.

Having said all that, the exposure is fine, no mean achievement with bright sun and deep shadow.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 795 England
4 Jun 2016 6:47PM
This is a good contrasty mono, it suits the subject.

It is frustrating when your lens can't get all of the scene in. However, you could take a series of four images that overlap and stitch them together (it's not just panoramics that you can create with this technique). Another benefit of that is a higher pixel count than an individual frame and much greater enlargement potential should you require!

I'm with John on questioning the unusual choice of settings.
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1293 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2016 6:44PM
With John in general. I'm not sure about mono. The reslt is effectivebut if it is meant to be an architecturalrecord, it needs colour. all record, in this day and age, needscolour! Otherwise, it is not an accurate record.

paul
15 Jun 2016 1:24PM
Dudler:
Quote:Let's start with a good bit. The verticals are precise and accurate, which is just hwo htey need to be in a picture like this.

And it's a frustrating scene, in two ways.

First, the widest setting of your lens doesn't allow quite enough of the courtyard at the bottom: we want to see mroe of it... 10-20 zooms were made for scenes like this!

Second, while this is very carefully shot, it doesn't quite satisy the viewer. Maybe a couple of clergy in robes walking across the courtyard? That's all it would take.






Technically, the settings are rather odd: manual exposure: OK. 100 ISO, excellent. But 1/800 @ f/3.5? Far, far better to go for a middling aperture of f/8 and a shutter speed around 1/160. Best lens quality is achieved a couple of stops down, and depth of field is at its least at f/3.5.

Having said all that, the exposure is fine, no mean achievement with bright sun and deep shadow.

I really appreciate your comments . Each of them are aimed at improving in my photographs . Sorry respond so late. Greetings.

15 Jun 2016 1:25PM

Quote:This is a good contrasty mono, it suits the subject.

It is frustrating when your lens can't get all of the scene in. However, you could take a series of four images that overlap and stitch them together (it's not just panoramics that you can create with this technique). Another benefit of that is a higher pixel count than an individual frame and much greater enlargement potential should you require!

I'm with John on questioning the unusual choice of settings.



Thanks for your comments dark lord.
15 Jun 2016 1:26PM

Quote:With John in general. I'm not sure about mono. The reslt is effectivebut if it is meant to be an architecturalrecord, it needs colour. all record, in this day and age, needscolour! Otherwise, it is not an accurate record.

paul



Thanks Paul.

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