I used my Toyo 4x5 view camera with Fuji tungsten balanced sheet transparency film. This image was created using two separate exposures on the single sheet of film. The first was at 1/15th of a second to expose the sky. Since the building was backlit, it remained in shadow and did not register on film. The second exposure was taken several hours later when darkness fell, and the building was dimly illuminated. The second exposure was for 6 1/2 minutes. Now the sky was black and wouldn't register on the already exposed sky.
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My camera set up.
I just love creating a technically challenging photograph as I feel it makes for a more memorable and distinctive image.
Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, MD, DE, NJ, NY architectural photographer with offices in Alexandria, VA and Spring Lake, NJ. Please visit http://www.tasphoto.com/ to see examples of his architectural photography.