August 25, 2012

A Field Trip to the Dingle (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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The ten story high Memorial Tower was built at the Dingle to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of representative government in Nova Scotia, in 1758.
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At the heart of the tower is a lovely iron stairway; with so many lines, curves and different plains, it was hard to know where to begin with the structure, but once I began looking at it through my ultra wide 17mm tilt-shift lens, everything came together.
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At the end of a field trip this morning, I spent 40 minutes photographing an iron stairway; essentially I started at the bottom and worked my way up. By the end, I had my camera leaning out over the stairwell (the joy of having a good tripod) pointing almost straight down; this, combined with pushing things a little with my 17mm tilt-shift lens, gave me a number of really pleasing images.

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