Recently I explained the goals, equipment, and process behind my most recent personal photography project, images of retro signage around Oklahoma City. One of my intents was to study the differences in quality among various camera formats.
So, – here we go! Which of these four images, taken at the same time and location but with different camera formats, is your favorite? Which is the “best camera?”
When I noticed this old bank drive-up depository on Classen shortly after moving here, I knew one day I had to photograph it. It’s not functional – the building it sits next to isn’t a bank anymore – but it’s well-preserved, and how cool is that retro modern gold pattern and the 1″ blue tile?
I love the color in this scene – the lush and slightly overgrown, unkempt foliage in the right background added so much.
I timed each shot in between cars passing on the street to the left to minimize distractions.
So, what’s your verdict? Which is the “best” image? Which has the best sharpness, color fidelity, interest, composition, depth, detail, dynamic range? Which tells the best story?
P.S. My favorite is the … I’ll tell you in Part 3. I want to hear your opinions and don’t want to influence them. 😉