Cabin Windows

By: Gustav Hoiland

Feb 22 2010

Category: ocean travel, self portrait

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Focal Length:18mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80


So I’m at it again with the blown out whites of the nautical walls of shipdom. White white white with some strong snippets of rusty red, blue and green containers.  What you see reflected in those windows was what I saw from my cabin on the container ship for the entire sea crossing.

I quite like the nothingness that is really punctured by those deep window wells and the non-whiteness of everything within them.  The perspective of the whole image is really defined by the window wells that establish the camera being a couple feet back from the wall.  This both saves the image from total flatness and also plays with my position in the photo.  If the camera were where I am, the perspective would be different… is this all incredibly obvious?  I guess I just have to type it out to study what’s happening here.

Not a bad view eh?

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