The Solid and the Shadow of “Arches” Captured at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minnesota

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One of my very early black and white film captures explored architecture, light, and shadow in the photograph “Arches.” This photograph was captured at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minnesota. The center first opened in 1985 and is the home of the Hjemkomst Viking ship. It is a full scale replica of the Gokstad Viking ship that was discovered in Norway in 1880.
Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor.
The building captured in my photograph “Arches” is the exterior of the Hopperstad Stave Church replica, on the grounds of the Hjemkomst Center. In the photo I wanted to captured both the actual arches and the shadows of the arches in the same photo with strong depth of field. This was one of my earlier photos experimenting with black and white film and bracketing my shots with various shutter speeds, so as to not lose the details in the light or the dark areas. This particular photograph was a strong reference point for me and my work in my development of composition and lighting.

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