Alexandre_Miguel_Maia_2007_Roll_005_13

Speicherstadt Symmetry

Speicherstadt Symmetry photo Urban & Industrial  (Alexandre Miguel Maia 2007 Roll 005 13)

Currently I am planning my first photography exhibition of selected works. I’ve spent long nights reviewing and re-scanning old material. The image shown here is from roll film 5 and was originally taken in color. I was inspired by the book “The Negative” from Ansel Adams that helped me to visualize how color filters affect the final black and white image. When I looked at this color slide I instantly saw that a red filter would to the trick here. It helps the red bricks to stand out more and darkens the overbright sky to get more texture. I was standing on a balcony on the other side of the canal like the ones seen on the image. The problem was that It was not possible to place the camera correctly to obtain perfect symmetry, so in needed to re-adjust that in post processing.