The Perfect Window

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Submitter's Name: Seshan Krishnan
Title: The Perfect Window
Gear used: OM-4T, Zuiko 24/2.8 , Circular Polarizer, Auto
Diaphragm: f16
Shutter speed: 1/125
Film Used: Kodak Max 400 ASA.
Technical Information: The same pavilion at the Huntsville Botanical Garden except that I liked the view from one of the side windows. A lily pond and a willow tree in the distance. A marriage of architecture and nature in the best Japanese tradition. I used the multi spot metering to average the exposure.

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Comment left by: Olaf Greve (no e-mail specified) Nice view of this pond, great usage of framing.

Comment left by: bbbean (bbbean@beancotton.com) Very nice framing, but is the horizon slightly off level?

Comment left by: Ian Nichols (i.a.nichols) Having commented on the levelness of the previous shot, I suppose I should butt in here. It looks OK to me. It might not be perfectly level but with a circular "window" and a curved (also circular?) pond edge, it's hard to tell where "perfectly level" is. The background could be rolling hills and trees are never perfectly straight & symmetrical.

Comment left by: Chuck Norcutt (chucknorcutt@attbi.com) I do think the camera was a bit out of level but I love the shot and its framing.

Comment left by: John A. Lind (no e-mail specified) Had to look at this one a while. At first glance it looks like it might be a fisheye. Yet another one that very nicely exploits the "keyhole" concept to frame the landscape.

I believe it's level looking at the structural lines of the building, but that the ground is sloped. This an excellent example of a scene with conflicting references to "level" and true "vertical" and IMO you made the right choice to allow the ground to slope. It would be much more unnatural and much more glaring to tilt any of the man-made horizontal or vertical lines. As with the mine shot, it's a nicely done exposure. The framing leaves the viewer wanting to go outside to enjoy the pond.

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