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Old Mar 30, 2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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Since I've been having so much fun looking through Seaain's architectural series, I thought I would try my hand at some more. While I can certainly understand and admire his dedication to using only one lens, I'm not going to try to duplicate his feat.

So, with new K5 in hand, I hobbled out at lunch time to take some pictures. I couldn't walk far because I strained a calf muscle Saturday and it hasn't finished healing up yet, but I went a couple of blocks. While hesitating on a street corner, I came up with an idea and decided to give it a try. While the other shots I took didn't quite work out well, I liked how this one came out.

This is actually two different pictures - one I took with the DA 12-24 as I was trying to see if it would play nicely with this camera (answer is yes, it plays much nicer with this one). The blueprint I took with the DA 35 macro since I wanted to focus fairly close. I combined them in Photoshop, resizing the actual scene a bit to more closely match the scale of the old blueprint (dated in 1929, I think). I was quite happy with how this came out.

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Old Mar 30, 2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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Hi Harriet,

I'm glad that the replacement sounds like it's better matched to your lenses than the original. Makes it almost seem worthwhile. I'd look at it like getting a chance to get a new camera twice in one year. . . but I tend to be something of a Pollyanna like this. . .

I really like this -- great concept! How many times might one have access to both the plans and the finished product like this. . .

Well done!

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Old Mar 31, 2011, 1:56 AM   #3
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Very, very well done.
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Old Mar 31, 2011, 6:20 AM   #4
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Hi Harriet,

Love it, well done !

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Old Mar 31, 2011, 11:33 AM   #5
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Very clever - I like it .... a lot !
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After spending decades as a draftsman moving form pencil to digital, and also enjoying photography from film in the 70’s to digital I really can really appreciate your efforts, well done Harriett

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Never thought of trying that. What a great idea . . . and you pulled it off so well.
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That is excellent, nicely done!
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Old Mar 31, 2011, 1:35 PM   #9
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Interesting. Very innovative and well done. Keep experimenting - can't wait to see what else you can come up with.
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Very nice. It's interesting to see the actual fence merge into the blueprint.

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