This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...trip into these regions that
they ought to study points in the lighting of the views such as
these I have just mentioned. Judicious selection of the light and
attention to the timing of the plate will do more in producing good
photographic results than all the fancy developers and patent
cameras in the market. A view like the Theresien Strasse (see page
291) is more difficult; any haze or smoke will render it impossible
to secure a good outline of the mountains. The passage of one of
the city, watering machines had an excellent influence upon this
picture, for not only was the dust prevented from rising and
veiling the mountain outline, but the street became a little darker
in tint when wetted, and contrasted better with the white houses
and snow-peaks. On small things like these does successful
photographing often depend Our route to the Dolomite region takes
us through many of the oldfashioned Tyrolean towns, which are full
of the finest possible subjects for photography. Where in all
America could as picturesque a street as the one in Sterzing be
found? The quaint arcades, the oriel windows, the shutters standing
out at an angle, the irregular heights of the houses, the wooden
roofs of those farther down the street, the characteristic image of
the saint presiding over the public water-fountain at the left--all
combine to make the subject an attractive one. This view may be
taken as a specimen of the photographic material waiting for our
enthusiastic amateurs in places like these to which the guide-books
devote no attention. The fact of these pretty towns seldom having
any historic interest accounts for their being passed by with the
merest mention. If photography in the country or open fields be
desired rather than street views, five...
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