Old buildings

A walk through the old sections of a city will provide many old and abandoned buildings as photographic subjects. I have already posted some black and white images from this walk, taken with the Plaubel Makina 67.
I had the chance to also use the Sony NEX 5N since I wanted to take some color images. The 18-55 zoom lens proved to be very helpful since there were scenes requiring both the wide angle and telephoto ends of the zoom.

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It was an overcast day and the light helped rendering the colors of the buildings in way I liked very much, so I didn’t do any conversions to black and white. Although I mostly use prime lenses, the 18-55 zoom gave me the versatility needed for these images without having to change lenses. There was distortion at the wide end of the lens but Lightroom did a pretty good job correcting it.

The tilt screen of the NEX is a feature I like very much since it allows both waist level shots and shooting by holding the camera way above my eyes. This helps keeping the camera to a good angle and is very helpful in reducing distortion. For normal shots the OLED viewfinder is superb, I don’t like using the screen for framing, a viewfinder is the way for me to make images.

One thing that I have to notice is that the interface which connects the viewfinder to the camera is quite fragile, it requires attention and careful use since I suspect it wouldn’t be too difficult to damage the connector if pushed against on the bag or my pocket.

Enough with words, here are the rest of the images.

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