Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
By: jbhthescots@mac.com, Categories: Words & Images, 1 comment

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Mention ‘vanishing point’ to me and the first thing that the old grey cells come up with is Richard C. Sarafian’s wonderful 1971 existential road movie of the same name – Vanishing Point has everything you could want in a cult car classic: a naked biker chick, a sweet muscle car, car chases, a likeable radio DJ, and lots of trippy scenes.

 

But technically – and this is where I should really have been paying more attention at school – ‘vanishing point’ is a term used in mathematics and denotes a point that receding parallel lines appear to converge to. It is used in linear perspective in relation to a stationary point (the placement of the observer). Objects seem to disappear at the vanishing point.

 

We also see it a lot in photography, and our vanishing point in today’s photo – taken at the very futuristic, almost Stanley Kubrick 2001: A Space Odyssey-inspired walkway to the Seattle Museum of Flight – comes via the wonderful old-school 21/4 Leitz Super-Angulon 1959 lens that vanished from my possession when I stupidly sold it to that wonderful emporium Glazer’s Camera before returning home last December to Glasgow.

 

But all is well again – Glazer’s kindly held on to it until I came to my senses and recently sold it back to me! It has now been reunited with my trusty old Leica M3. Thanks Dante & Mark!

 

Leica M3 & 21/4 Super-Angulon
B+W Orange Filter
Sekonic L-308S
Ilford FP4+(@200)
Perceptol (Stock – 12min)
Plustek 7600i & Vuescan

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