Sunday, March 1, 2009

La Taza Coffee House, Belmont, Charlottesville

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This was taken from the front of Fitzgerald Tire’s towards “downtown Belmont, in Charlottesville. A car drove through during the time exposure, and the headlights left a streak of light leading from downtown Belmont past the La Taza Coffee House.
I took this using a wide angle camera intended for architectural photography, a Plaubel Makina Pro Shift. It uses 120/220 roll film, and the lens can be shifted for perspective correction. The film was Kodak Portra 160nc, which is a low contrast color negative film, and more importantly, was on sale at the time. The exposure was two minutes at F-16. If that doesn’t mean anything to you, don’t worry about it.


David c.h. Brown said...

Hey Ed,
Nice depth enhanced by the light streaks. Like it lots. Dave

Ed Deasy said...


thanks. I got lucky and a car came by. It was fairly late at night, so I probably would have had to wait a long time for another car. . .