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2537 – Through The Glass Darkly II

This is an image taken in an Underground station in Vienna, in the middle of the night, right after my arrival.

I like the ambiguity introduced by the multiple reflections in the glass casing of the elevator cage. You certainly have seen similar images on this blog in the past, but it never fails to fascinate me again. Please bear with me anyway πŸ™‚

The Song of the Day is “Through The Glass Darkly” from Annie Lennox’ 2007 album “Songs Of Mass Destruction”. Hear it on YouTube.

878 – Open the Door, Homer

Well, I can’t say that I am overly successful with this combination of fish and Fisheye-Hemiβ„’. Yes, it works fine in many cases where the fish alone would not, but composing for it is a very experimental thing.

I try to always shoot more than one image, and that solves part of the problem. On the other hand, more images means more processing. Normally I go through my images after copying them from the card, and I immediately delete what is never going to be used.

With this approach I can’t do that so easily. Some images that look like rubbish straight from the fish look quite OK when treated with this filter. This is one of the reasons why it took me so long to come up with this image πŸ™‚

Btw, we had the same type of elevator in “816 – Starting All Over Again“. That image had been shot with the Sigma 10-20 at 10mm, and here it is the Nikon 10.5/2.8 fisheye. Same focal length, but look at how much wider this is! Again, this is pretty useful.

The Song of the Day is “Open the Door, Homer” from the 1967 “Basement Tapes” by Bob Dylan and The Band. Hear it on YouTube.

816 – Starting All Over Again

Me catching up today?? Forget it! I’ve slept all through the night. Now it’s 6:50, I’ve just processed Tuesday’s few images, this one is what stuck.

Most of Tuesday was processing the Monday images, those of the trip to Krk. I did not even bother to go out. My reckoning was, that I would just take a few images at the train station, maybe on the train, or after my arrival in Vienna. After all, when you’ve been away from a city for two week, then come back and don’t find anything interesting to photograph, you’re probably not much of a photographer at all.

Well, I just made it, sort of πŸ™‚

This is the elevator up from the underground, arriving at street level, the doors just opening. At night, when I’m out with the Sigma 10-20, I like to keep ISO low by using very slow shutter speeds. This is ISO 720 at f4 and 1/8s, handheld.

The Song of the Day is “Starting All Over Again” from the 2006 collaboration of Randy Crawford and Joe Sample called “No Regrets”. This is one of the CDs that arrived from Amazon on last week and that I’ve collected from the post office early Monday morning. I’ve found a sound sample, but the link is to a Belgian hitparade site, thus you’ll probably better hear it now, it may become unavailable any time. Sorry, no lyrics, no video.