Dogwood 52: Assignment #14 "Zoomed-in Landscapes"

Some friends and I are doing the Dogwood 52 Week photography challenge. We submit a photo each week on a given "assignment" along with commentary and discussion. This week's assignment was:

[Landscape] Transportation: Our world is one defined by how we get around. Literal or interpretative, find inspiration in transportation.

The submissions follow in order submitted along with the photographer's commentary. We'll add other commentary and critique from the group as it comes in.


I got on my roof, zoomed in, and searched the horizon.


The original photo was taken in Kauai, Hawaii. I went back through my Hawaii photos and zoomed in on a wide landscape picture I took. The tree outline and fog really caught my eye, and the new crop really makes a big difference.


I used the zoom lens on my film camera. I need a scanner really badly if I'm going to keep doing this. These were all hand scanned using my digital camera and a loupe on a lightboard then photo stitched back together. Totally not worth the effort, but created some nice photos for what it was worth.

In this case, I was interested in exploring the "zoom flattening" effect by finding layered scenes. This man on a smoke break was perfect especially the way the trees were planted all in a row. Other attempts were less successful, but I've been living in a wide-angled world for long enough now that the zoomed affect is very, very remarkable to my eye. Definitely something I'll have to play with more in the future.


I present to you Atlanta, GA as a zoomed in landscape. If given another opportunity, I would have pulled over and taken this shot with my x100s instead of with my phone while stuck in traffic on the connector. Details.


So it turns out a silhouette of Mt. Fuji is visible from Tokyo in the right light, right before sunset. That necessitated that the foreground be completely in shadow, and so I tried to get the radio tower to give some texture other than just flat black.


I was walking on Frenchmen Street in search of some good live music and stumbled upon an arts market that was out of this world. I loved the details of this Market -- the drum as a table, the cage as a gazebo, the distinctive and odd crafts on sale, and even the people were different to me, but all worked together in this world I had walked into. The details seemed minute and easily overlooked, but someone obviously cared enough to have them all there.