Balcony Cluster

Off Vancouver Street, Victoria, BC. (Camera: Chinon CP-5s;, Lens: 50mm f/1.8; Film: Fuji Superia 200)


You can read my review of the Chinon CP-5s here.

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3 Responses to Balcony Cluster

  1. I like this kind of photograph. Filling the frame with nothing but building (but is that a very small opening to the sky at the top?) gives the viewer a sense of how tightly packed people are. I used to live in a 15 story block of flats and I felt trapped by the weight of all the other apartments around me. But at least these apartments have open balconies. Here in Korea, everyone closes them off with glass doors to make more storage room.

  2. Gary says:

    Thanks Marcus. Yes, that’s just a tiny hint of sky there. Here in Victoria, you see a lot of closed in balconies too, which I don’t like much myself, though I understand why they’re popular.

    One of the things I like to do with architectural shots is alter the context of the building, either by excluding it from its environment, or changing its relationship to it. (You’ll see what I mean about the latter in my next posting.)

  3. ehpem says:

    You make this building look a lot better than it does just walking past it. Gives a sense of what the architect might have been aiming for. It is interesting what you have to say about excluding the environment to alter the context – it sure works well with this building.

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