Round Tower Panoramic Print
When I toured the Round Tower in 2011, I was struck by the tonal qualities of the light on the inside. Light from the windows on the outer wall make for wonderful shades of grey on the white walls inside, with the ramp providing a stern, dark base. I tried to figure out how to capture this during my walk up the ramp, but didn't come up with an answer. It wasn't until my descent that I figured out that I needed an extreme wide-angle composition.
Finding a suitable location wasn't easy. I needed a mix of light and dark, in a geometry that was pleasing to the eye. I needed windows on the left and the right, but not behind me, for they would make for an evenly lit interior with no shadows to create the moodiness I wanted. I found only one such place, which is the location in the photograph.
The print is about 40" wide (100 cm). I made it using archival, high dynamic range pigment inks on a 100% cotton rag fine art paper that is acid, lignin, and chlorine free. It is also pH buffered with calcium carbonate for a true archival sheet. I love this paper for its extremely high colour gamut and deep black density. The folks at 17th Avenue Framing did the matting and the framing using archival acid-free mats and museum grade, anti-reflective 99% UV ray protection glass.
This product ships locally to Calgary only, unless you order the unframed version. The unframed version ships in a roll container by Canada Post.
A print of this image is on-display at the 2018 Artpoint Gallery and Studios Member Exhibit.