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Marc Banka | all galleries >> Music-Choirs and Singers >> Bach's St. John Passion >> Before Concert Warm-up > Group-Photo.jpg
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Dear Singers,
Thank you for viewing this and the other photos in these galleries. I hope you enjoy them.

If you are interested in a print of this image, there are several choices.
First, download the file and print it on your printer or take it to Kinkos, wolf camera,etc.

Second and much better, buy a print from me. 8x10 for $10 or 11x14 for $15.

Prints from me are pigment inks on achival quality, acis free, fine art papers. Provided the prints are properly cared for, they should last for more than 100 years with out fading, plus they will show much finer detail than those printed elsewhere.
This price helps to cover some of my cost. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Email me if you would like one of my prints.
It is also available matted and/or framed. Again, all materials used are archival to insure the prints last to be shared by your future children, grandchildren, etc.

I was asked about this photograph and if it is available in color.
No, it isn't.
The short answer to why is because it won't work as well. Personally, I feel that the black and white photo has a lasting beauty that hasn't been matched by color. Your milage may vary.

The longer answer has to do with physics and my ability to control each step in the image process.
One of the things that makes photography in the Chapel challenging is the low light levels and that there are numerous sources of light, each having a different color. The overhead lights look very orange on film, or if corrected for that the light from the windows will come out purple.
When making this image, its was my intention to capture detail in every part of the chapel that is visable, from those singers in the front row, to the detail in the stain glass at the back. Also, note how very verticle the columns at each side are. These things can be done with the use of the large box type view camera that was used in the making. (Try it with a normal camera and note how the columns will lean in) But enough about the tech talk.

Best wishes and congratulations on a beautiful performance,

Marc Banka

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Steve Sanford 04-May-2009 16:01
Was this with a rising frot movement-the verticals are brilliant!

What length exposure??? I've just bought a Speed Graphic 5x4-this gives me something to aim at!!! Cheers

Steve Sanford
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