Over & Under

By: Gustav Hoiland

Feb 04 2013

Category: architecture

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Focal Length:24mm
Shutter:15 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Curving About

The perpetual strangeness of time extruded at length. Beyond the snapshot and the yawn to the uncertain-pacing interval of thirty seconds. An evening sky blown white, swoops of vehicular trasport made but warm streaks.

There’s a definite methodological mindset required for working like this. I’ve been lugging a tripod across town for the last week (and have the arms to prove it) (at least to myself in private) and slapping a camera up top for some highly precise work.

Compose it most of the way, level both axes, straighten the lines, square up with the horizontals, shift up a bit, finagle the exposure variables, set the timer, hit the button, hear the click, worry about gusts of wind until the shutter closes at the time’s end. Walk. Look. See. Repeat. Nearly all steps above also require the unmentioned but necessary tightening and loosening of all manner of knobs and locks.

This happens.

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