Epic Scale

Epic Scale, Mysore Palace - Mysore, India

Epic Scale, Mysore Palace – Mysore, India

I mentioned yesterday how enormous the Mysore place is. This is my attempt to capture its size in its entirety. Use the height of the people as a reference. Also, you can see the full complement of domes from the front, and really appreciate its over the top architecture. I made yesterday’s photo from camera left.

This is one of those photos that really benefits from a high megapixel camera. I used the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, which is only at 16MP. While I rarely crop my photos, I did so for this image, fixing the perspective of the building, and choosing a cinematic framing. After all the changes, I was left with, an adequate for web, but meager for printing, 9.2MP. This is a case where those new 40MP plus cameras would have worked great.

Ideally, I would’ve loved to stay into the night, where they light the exterior with hundreds (maybe thousands) of light bulbs. But, I had a plane to catch, and the ride back to Bangalore was going to take a long time.

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4 thoughts on “Epic Scale

      1. That’s an interesting article. What I didn’t explicitly mention was that I wasn’t talking about a 40MP plus micro 4/3 system. I was talking about the new high-res full frame cameras or medium format.

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