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Thank you Gary . I have fallen in love with industrial architecture . As I live in the far south of Germany , a part of Germany with very little industry , I can only find gravel pits
(very many) , concrete mixing plants and asphalt works . I some locations , you are not allowed to shoot , even if you show your images you have already taken in other places . No chance . But at the location you see in the blue serie , I was welcome . They even offered me to stay longer than their opening time . Then there is no traffic , which produces an extreme amount of fine dust .
I will prepare other ALPA images for upload .
Regards . Jürgen .
Dirk . Thanks for that link . I am sure , there are many interesting places around Dortmund , Duisburg Essen and other cities in the "Ruhrgebiet" .
They are all too far away for me . I don't like to travel that far anymore .
I usually visit an interesting location a couple of times . We all know the "hunting" for good light or weather and therefore I prefer places within a daytrip .
Shooting with an ALPA ( or other technical camera ) is a bit like shooting with a 4x5 inch camera .
It is a shooting technic "back to the roots" .
And of course , you make the same mistakes , as you did with a 4x5 camera . Haha .
But it is a challenge , a lovely challenge over and over again . Including LCC . I just love it .
For most of my ALPA images , i use a tripod . But the images from the blue serie were all shot hand held .
As the image circle of the HRDIGARON 28mm is too small for shift operation , I used the ALPA 12 TC . (very much like a HB SWC)
I also shot this brewery house with the HB 905SWC + CFV50 .
The same is valid for the following image . An old brewery house , integrated in modern city architecture .
Handheld tilt of the camera . The transform function of PSCC brought the verticals back .
Hello Dirk .
I understand . For the first series , the focus is on the asphalt plant and machinery . In the second series , the focus more on the mankind created "landscape" around the machinery . That "landscape" changes every day . That is very exciting and requires , that you visit the location perhaps several times . Best time is on a Saturday or Sunday anyway .
I don't dare to travel a lot during this corona pandemic times . So I was searching for some images I took some time ago and which I never posted before .
Here is one of them . A typical square format image . About 8mm vertical shift .
Technical cameras (i.e arrangements that allow the plane of the film/sensor to be tilted with respect of the image plane) are still present, but get less often used, as they remain religiously kept form dust, or sold cheap on an auction platform ...
Several reasons for that state of affair.
One could say almost the same about MF, even though I have the impression that this type of camera remains widespread in some segments of prof. photography as well as with those who cherish MF.
Years ago, I sold all my MF equipment to finance high quality scanners that were needed to digitize my (and those of others) collection of pictures, ranging from 24mmx36mm to 60mmx60mm. When I was done with that, I started to digitize my collection of 4x5'' pictures as well. My Sinar is stil "in use" once or twice a year for a particular project. Shooting is analog, and the film material gets scanned after that. I do not use this path often enough to justify the investment for a digital back.
I'll post a pic here as soon as I have access to my repository. In the meantime, enjoy your week, Philippe