I saw some really cool graffiti today and I wanted to photograph it. The problem was even when I stood as far back as I could go (without standing in the middle of the road that it) with my lens at the widest setting I couldn’t fit it all into the frame.
I had two choices; first I could cross the street and shoot it from the other side of the road but then I’d have to contend with cars, motorbikes and people getting in the frame. The second option was to take lots of close up images and then put them together using Photoshop’s photomerge tool.
Even though option one would have been easier I went with the photomerge. It took me about 25 mins and over 100 photos but I think it was worth the extra effort.
This was interesting test because of the choice of subject. When combined with right The Ina’s 1935 produces rich colours. The John S and Lucifer VI lenses coming out on top again. Equally predictable was the failure of the Susie and Adler 9009, the Susie in particular creating another flat, bland, washed out print. I will persist with these lenses though, surely there is a film that work well with these.
Special mentions for the Melodie, Loftus and James M.