Saturday, August 13, 2011

On the stage

The perspective of this panoramic photo is interesting, it makes the Manti Temple look sort-of like a stage set rather than a large and imposing building. Photos do not convey the "reality" of a scene, but their own reality. The photographer perceives a scene but the camera records what it sees, not what the photographer sees. I like panoramas because they give the viewer a slightly larger window into what the camera sees. The photographer's job is to let the camera see something the photographer thinks is interesting. The way this photo came out, there are some elements that are really strange.  Remember to click on a photo to enlarge it.

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