Huntington Beach Public Library--Late Afternoon

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

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    I liked that the glass of the west-facing facade of the library reflects the late afternoon sun while beyond, toward the northeast, the sky is still blue.

    I took these shots last Saturday with a Mamiya C330 TLR and Kodak Ektar 100 film.

    Below is another taken with the same camera and film from a different angle, but I was forced to crop this one.

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  2. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    The camera belongs to my friend. He has pretty good collection of old film cameras but he mostly shoots digital. He is always encouraging me to shoot with his old stuff--and even when I demur he will appear next day with a camera for me to shoot. Thanks for the comments, Hamish. By the way, you've got some super duper shots of that C3.
     
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Almost makes we want to go out and buy... Hang on a minute!! ;)

    The colour contrasts in these are super and I really like the divided composition in the first shot. The reflection and the wavy verticals they create in the second are very nice. Anything else worth posting off that roll - we're getting greedy now!! :)
     
  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks for the comments Pete.

    Not so sure. I took a couple of close up shots and I had high hopes for them. However, I failed to correct for paralax error (even though the camera has correction assistance built in) and so the compos on the film aren't what I saw in the viewfinder. This is the reason I was forced to crop image #2 above.

    I may post one or two more tonight.
     
  6. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member


    Do post some more ...
    Were they shot on a tripod then?

    I might put this damn hasselblad down and use the mamiya for a few rolls now I'm properly back into film shooting!
     
  7. Brian Moore

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  8. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    An I missing somthing on the whole paralax correction thing?
    Is there a way to do it without the paramander thingy?
     
  9. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

  10. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Ah, clever ... There is always something another camera can do ...
     
  11. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Those copper tones are something special - nicely observed
     
  12. Brian Moore

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  13. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    This building was designed by Dion Neutra, son of one of Richard Neutra (who is very well known in architecture circles). Very nice shots of it - especially the first one.
     
  14. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Good to see you back DB - you been away for work?
     
  15. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Thanks, Chris. Yes, December was a bit crazy and January has been, too. I had several work trips without my camera and just got back from Australia this week. I lost my father in early December, too...
     
  16. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    :( Sorry to hear that Darren.
     
  17. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Thank you, Chris.
     
  18. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Darren,...sorry to hear about your loss.

    Didn't know that. I just know I've always thought it was a carefully thought-out design. Thanks for the comments Darren.
     
  19. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Chaps - we need to get together in SoCal - who's up for a shoot, a chin-wag, and some food/beverage?
     
  20. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Thank you, Brian. It's been a rough few weeks...

    Chris, great idea. Let's do something soon. I'm pretty busy through January, but fairly open afterwards.
     

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