Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Spain 1985
29 x 19 inches
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barrell camera
photo of sagrada familia
I took this camera to Europe in 1985. It has a focal length of only 3 inches while the film plane is approximately 11 by 14 inches. The entire circle of light entering the camera is recorded. The photograph shown here of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona Spain illustrates the feeling barrel distortion creates. Its a little like looking down a tunnel. Although I knew the camera was extremely wide angle it still surprised me when I photographed very tall subjects. Not once did I fail to record the entire structure before me. The exposure, only about 15 seconds in bright sun, is short enough to record people. This photograph is reminiscent of 19th century photographs as the paper negative material is mainly blue sensitive and over-exposes the sky.