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Difficult shots.

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Hi all,

Walking around the old town I’m starting to wonder how to make the photos of it, setup would be this:

Sunny day but streets are pedestrian and narrow, buildings 4 floors height very close to each other.

Here two samples with phone and one app with the parameters, ASA100 and 1/100th.

This first shot at f/11
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And this other at f/8
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Honestly the clouds are not important factor, I prefer blue sky so I would go for the f/8 shot.
Film would be colour.

Any tips and advices are welcome :)
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Two options, a view camera to allow rise, or correcting verticals in post. Beautiful area, btw.
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Go for the f/11 or f/16 that will make the sky not bloom
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What camera and lens were you using?
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Whatever aperture suits your idea would be right. Beautiful subject.

Out of topic, but how much light is there at night, or dusk? Maybe it works better at different times of day or even at night?

The view down from one of the higher windows should be interesting too!
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The camera is the iphone app with two different settings, just for taking snapshots and post them here.
Probably other lights and moments of day will be useful to see.

I plan to use Hasselblad with 50, 80 and 160mm.
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For shots like this, a PC lens would be helpful but perhaps not enough so, because the buildings are rather high. An old plate camera with some vertical movement would also be fun perhaps? But the limited movement of such a camera might not be enough either.
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This is a shot where I would happily break out my Perspective Control Nikkor and the F2. I believe you have a camera in your collection, Alex, with a rising front to correct for the tall structures. I'd also shoot the scene at different times of day to see which type of lighting looks best. An overcast sky would cut down a lot on any harsh differences in light and shadow rendition, and would look best in B&W. As long as you are using a clean lens the blooming shouldn't be an issue like it is with your phone. Hard to keep those little peep holes clear of fingerprints.

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I’m going to try with hazy sun or cloudy, hopefully tomorrow and yes, it will be B&W.
I did some test on film and so far 6x6 fits what I want.
Later I will use two 6x9 camera for vertical shots.
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I suggest that you stick to B&W with the Hassy in these conditions. Wide latitude film such as TX.
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