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Challenge: Architectural Details (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Lens: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Location: Baltimore
Date: Nov 9, 2021
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2021

The Engineer's Club is an historic landmark in Baltimore which was originally built in 1853. It was bought by John Garrett, President of B&O railroad who gave it to his son. It was ultimately sold to the Engineering society of Baltimore in 1962 who restored the historic building. Now it is used for social events including weddings, banquets and corporate events.
I knew it would be a perfect place to find a picture for the "Architectural Details" challenge and called to ask if I could come down and photograph the interior. I was allowed to come and to my surprise I had the entire place to myself! I spent. about 1 1/2 hours looking for interesting angles and spent a fair amount of time laying on the floor shooting up! This was my favorite picture of the amazing staircase near the entrance to the building. It was dark and I had to find a happy medium between too much grain with a high ISO and too long an exposure that would have been blurry as well as a satisfactory Aperture in order to get the maximum DOF. Also, I did not want overexpose the light in the ceiling. The unedited JPEG appears dark which actually worked out well because by adjusting the parameters in RAW it allowed me to bring out the natural wood tones and maintain even lighting. I hardly ever use my fisheye lens but it was perfect in this situation.

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11/23/2021 11:38:51 AM
great view!love the leading lines and the the tones
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11/23/2021 11:15:10 AM
Originally posted by LevT:

Congratulations Larry, great find! The good thing about my Olympus is that in such cases I can put it on the floor instead of laying down myself )). It has a flip-out back screen that I can use to compose the shot. And it allows me to use a long exposure to lower my ISO.


Thanks for the comment Lev,
My camera Also has the flip screen. I had to place my camera in a very tight corner which did not allow me to use the screen. It was so dark I couldn't see the screen anyway so I had to stabilize the camera while resting it on the ground and moving the camera as I layed on the ground to take the shot manually. I basically took several blind shots hoping I would get the angle I wanted. In hindsight there were other things I could have tried like a bean bag to stabilize the camera and a bluetooth connection to my cellphone to see the shot I was taking. Next time!

Message edited by author 2021-11-23 11:16:55.
11/22/2021 08:29:02 AM
This is so gorgeous. The tones are magnificent!
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11/22/2021 07:49:44 AM
Congratulations Larry, great find! The good thing about my Olympus is that in such cases I can put it on the floor instead of laying down myself )). It has a flip-out back screen that I can use to compose the shot. And it allows me to use a long exposure to lower my ISO.
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11/19/2021 03:35:51 PM
Looks like we have our winner! 10. Gl.
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