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Subject: [Leica] Summer vacation, part 2
From: abridge at (Adam Bridge)
Date: Sat Aug 21 09:58:41 2004
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I'll post the color version shortly and you can see. Originally the
top was bright copper but it oxidized to the usual green.

Thanks vry much for your comments and insight. I'll post the color later 


On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 06:24:01 -0700, Ted Grant <> wrote:
> Adam Bridge showed:
> Subject: [Leica] Summer vacation, part 2
> > Here's an image made in Duluth, MN of the steeple of the "Copper Top
> > Church" that looks out over the city.
> >
> >
> <
> jpg>
> >
> > I shot this in color but didn't really like it. This version, in black
> > and white from the get-go is more pleasing to me.<<<<
> Hi Adam,
> As much as I find the B&W interesting, although I feel a tad short in focal
> length use. I have a small visual and film choice problem.
> The good news first: The plus is you shot it from the "shadow side 
> therefore
> creating a greater degree of "shape and form" to the structure. And 
> possibly
> the use of a polarizing filter to darken the sky. If not, it's the angle
> shooting upwards to one of those beautiful plain old fashion blue-black
> skies that happen occasionally.
> However, it's my understanding what makes this church unique is it's
> structure, the "Copper Top Church." So surely looking at the clear sky
> behind it, would it not have looked better shooting it in colour to bring
> out the "copper colour?" Against the rich blue-black sky?
> Or the possibility because it's constructed in Copper it's aged to the 
> green
> of oxidized copper roofing. Even if this were the case would it not be more
> effective in colour and slightly tighter?
> You said you did shoot it in colour but didn't like it. So what was the
> visual problem you didn't like it in colour?
> ted
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