Sunday, April 6, 2014

Urban Shape #3

In taking this shot, actually I don't know what to expect (silly huh?). I found this trolley at the foreground, the road on the middle and houses on the background. All basic ingredients are there. It's some kind of juxtaposition between foreground and background. Just wait few minutes for nice passer-by to complete the scene.

Starting from this photowalk, this includes two previous photo, I make a commitment to shoot without looking to the back LCD. I turn off auto-review so it doesn't show the image after the shoot was captured. Furthermore, I set the exposure control scale to 1 stop, instead of 1/3 stop. This is how we shoot back then in analog film era. I practice zone system concept in taking exposure. I took reading on reference surface using center weighted metering and decide which zone that surface will be on the exposure scale. Mostly I take reading on the road asphalt surface and I make it 1 stop underexposed. I want to prepare myself for shooting on film.

It's evident that I'm still not good in evaluating the scene inside the viewfinder. I used to see the images on the LCD, browse several recently captured images, judging whether it is good or need re-shoot from another angle.

I couldn't see that perfectly aligned virtual line extends from the trolley to the houses in the background. If I realized that visual relation, I'll wait until that woman move two more steps and I will have the perfect triangle relation between those shapes. Aaarrgghh...

It takes sensitivity to play this game.

30 Mar 2014
Nikon D700
AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
ISO 400 - f/5.6 - 1/125

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