Angelic Visions [please read the explanation!]
If you love an image (whether it's yours or someone else's) and want to make sure others get a chance to see it, you can “feature” it by choosing the “Spotlight” button.
When an image is Spotlighted, it receives enhanced visibility in premium spots throughout the site. Spotlighted images are rotated through these higher-visibility positions to ensure the best opportunity for the images to be seen by JPG users.
If you see a great photo that would make a perfect entry for one of our Shoot Out photo contests but it was uploaded by another user, now you can enter that photo in the contest and, if it wins, you get to share in the contest winnings.
Like a photo editor, if you've got an eye for great work, find it and submit it to a contest. If it wins, since you staked the entry fee, you'll take home part of the prize (the rest, of course, goes to the member who shot the image).
Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!
Photo license: © All rights reserved
The camera is an Olbia 6x6, a French pseudo TLR camera built in 1946. A pseudo TLR is a not a true through-the-lens-reflex (such as the Rolleiflex of the Yashicaflex) but a viewfinder camera with a very large brilliant viewfinder. It imitates the more expensive TLRs and was en vogue in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
How it was done: normally the photographer holds the camara at waist heigt and looks down into the large brilliant viewfinder and sees, reflected through a mirror (and thus mirror imaged...) a version of the image that the viewfinder lens and the film captures). In the case of this image, however, the situation is reversed. Instead of looking down into the viewfinder and out the front, we are looking down the front into the viewfinder lens and out the top of the camera.
I angled the tripod-mounted camera so that the viewfinder pointed towards the grave marker with the angel. The star is caused by the reflection of the sun on the glass of the single-element viewfinder lens (see also the double reflection in the multi-element camera lens itself).
The photo was taken at the Albury Pioneer Cemetery
Albury NSW Australia
© Dirk HR Spennemann 2008
All Rights Reserved
In the story The French Connection.
Please Login or Sign Up
Login or Sign Up
Need contest credits? Get 'em here!
Payments are processed by PayPal and you will be automatically forwarded to PayPal to complete your transaction. It may take a few minutes after you complete your transaction for you contest credits to update. We will send an email to your registered email address once we have received a successful transaction from PayPal and updated you credits.
Select a Shoot Out contest credit package below.