Inspiration is the motor for improvement

Did I ever tell the story, … why I love a special kind of city skyline images?

It was some time ago, when I was looking for something wide, something quite wide, something quite large and something … quite old.
I found a Zeiss Ikon Ercona, a 6×9 technical wonder from the early fifties – last century. This gem uses a large format in a small body – it is a folding camera using a 105mm Zeiss Tessar lens. Soon after, I found a special image on flickr … from the Swedish photographer Gustaf Emanuelsson. It was an image of the Copenhagen Skyline. The image is mind-blowing. I do not include the image here – simply a link to the flickr location.

Yes, an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with its M.Zuiko 12-40mm is not 6×9. Nevertheless I tried the image of the Melbourne skyline with that masterpiece in mind. Yes, this result is lightyears away from what I had in mind … but this means there is room for improvement and … further images.

The image was shot using the equipment mentioned above and it was slightly cropped and post-processed to get a de-saturated colour version and a b&w version.

In case you’d like to comment, it’s appreciated … and maybe, you want to visit my website or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

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