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By: Gustav Hoiland

Apr 26 2010

Category: Uncategorized

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Focal Length:135mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

First and foremost, this if for ‘ol Courtney. She loves the vertical panoramas. This isn’t a panorama, but whatever, it’s just a strip from a high res file.

I’m not sure what I think about this. If nothing else, it’s different. When presented in this medium, lots of scrolling down is necessary to see it, and so you can’t really see it in full. Well, there are ways. But … without looking too far into it, it requires the scroll.

Does this make it not a photograph? It’s certainly a photo when shown small/all at once. But when presented like this it requires user interaction to be seen in its entirety. This reminds me of a comment I read about how video, the newest fad with commercial work (clients now ask, hey, do you shoot video pieces in addition to the photos?), will never replace the still image. It made some convincing arguments. Check it out HERE

Admittedly this was not composed and shot with the intention of this being the final product. Admittedly it was a pretty bland image uncropped, and was probably destined for deletion when I started playing around with the crop crop.

Maybe I’ll just leave it at that. I was so into writing about this that I went to a different tab and poured through some girl’s facebook photos. I told her, and she seemed unfazed. And now I write about it. I won’t mention more than a couple words about the humvees stalking the dropped riders, the cold/darkly coloration of it all, the 8 person tandem bicycle they’re all riding…



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