My Horizon Perfekt is the perfect travel companion whenever I wish to document the most common places in a different way, using the unusual panoramic perspective. In this case, I used it to take photos in Monte Carlo using a black and white Kodak Tri-X film roll. Read more after the jump!
There are many famous places in the world where it seems that there is nothing new to photograph, due the huge amount of images available online and on print publications. In this case, the use of a panoramic camera, as my Horizon Perfekt, may offer new stimuli for new photos, thanks to its unusual cylindrical perspective.
In this type of perspective, only the horizontal line at the center of the frame is represented on the film as a straight line, while all the remaining horizontal lines are imprinted on the film as arcs of circumference.
This perspective is obtained thanks to a rotating lens and to the non-planarity of the film, which remains in tension inside the camera on a cylinder-shape surface.
The wide angle of view of the lens, combined with its great sharpness (right to the edges of the film frame), has resulted in a panoramic series of photos taken around the Municipal Casino of Monte Carlo.
In the picture above I have chosen to take advantage of the cylindrical perspective, preserving the straight line of the horizon (placed in the middle of the frame), and arching the line of the wall, which seems to embrace the sea!
A water level inside the viewfinder and on the top of the camera allows you to keep the film plane perpendicular to the ground.
The choice of aperture and shutter speed allows you to shoot in every conditions. In the photo above, where I used a small aperture, I have in focus both the foreground and the background.
In this other photo I kept the skyscraper in the center, embraced by the two lamps of the main facade of the Casino.
The Horizon Perfekt is a must for fans of urban design, landscape and architecture!
The Horizon Perfekt shoots images the length of two standard frames. With full aperture and shutter settings, this premium panoramic camera gives you total control over your shots. Prepare to be blown away by the amazing Horizon Perfekt, available here.