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 6x9 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 6x9. 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.
So long … and thanks for all the fish.