Picture This!

Our Picture This! assignment this month was “Interiors.” We asked readers to submit images that show the unique ways in which we arrange the space between four walls. The response brought all sorts of images, ranging from the grandiose to the humble, from a painter’s studio to the grand churches and temples of the world. What is perhaps most interesting about these shots is the way each photographer chose to create the photographic frame within the exterior frame within the walls of their chosen location.

Photographer William Belvin made this shot inside a building at the classic ghost town of Bodie, California, with a Canon EOS-1Ds and a Canon 16-35mm L lens; exposure was f/20 at 4 seconds at ISO 100.
© 2008, William Belvin, All Rights Reserved

Macy’s Christmas—Top To Bottom
Using a stitched panorama, David Wagner gave us a unique view of this amazing store interior. He brought together three shots made with his Nikon D70 and Promaster 12-24mm lens.
© 2008, David Wagner, All Rights Reserved

Maine Antique Store
Photographer Charles Sabin wrote about this shot of an antique store in Cornish, Maine, “If you want it, he’s got it; if you don’t want it, he’s got that, too.” This cultural mélange was shot with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT and a Sigma 18-50mm lens. He used a Metz Mecablitz 28 CS-2 flash as a “slave” to his built-in to add fill light.
© 2008, Charles Sabin, All Rights Reserved

Larry Genzlinger made this haunting photo at a farm in Gage County, Nebraska, with a Fujifilm FinePix S700; exposure was f/3.5 at 1⁄60 sec.
© 2008, Larry Genzlinger, All Rights Reserved

Uncle Lou’s Workbench
Jeff Howe wrote, “This bench has been this way for 50+ years and yes, he (Uncle Lou) knew where everything was. He passed away this year at age 94, and he worked in the shop up ’til the end.” Howe photographed with a Sony Cyber-shot with an exposure of f/2 at 1⁄40 sec.
© 2008, Jeff Howe, All Rights Reserved

Buddhist Shrine
Dick Pearce photographed this amazing shrine in Udan Thani, Thailand, with a Canon EOS 30D and a Canon 28-135mm IS USM lens. Exposure was f/8 at 1⁄20 sec.
© 2008, Dick Pearce, All Rights Reserved

Skeleton’s Parade
This incredible museum interior was photographed by Irwin H. Segel in Paris at the French National Museum of Natural History. Exposure with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens was f/11 at 1⁄15 sec at ISO 800, handheld.
© 2008, Irwin H. Segel, All Rights Reserved

Eye Examination
While waiting for the doctor Lola Lawrence made this shot with a Nikon COOLPIX camera. No exposure information was supplied.
© 2008, Lola Lawrence, All Rights Reserved

Home Office
Christian Melgard made this shot of the corner of his home office. Shot with a Canon EOS 30D, exposure with a Canon 17-40mm f/4L lens was f/8 at 1/250 sec.
© 2008, Christian Melgard, All Rights Reserved

Navy War Birds
Shot inside the Naval Museum in Pensacola, Florida, Lee Duncan worked with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi and an exposure of f/4 at 1⁄60 sec at ISO 400.
© 2008, Lee Duncan, All Rights Reserved

Old Apothecary
This is a detail from a group of old-fashioned stores at the Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop, California. Frank Goroszko shot with a Nikon D200 and a Tamron 18-200mm lens. Exposure was f/11 at 1⁄40 sec at ISO 200.
© 2008, Frank Goroszko, All Rights Reserved

Chicago O’Hare
A neon-lit walkway brings passengers through the terminals at one of our nation’s busiest airports. Cheryle Battrum photographed with a Pentax K20D and a Pentax DA 18-250mm lens; exposure was f/4.5 at 1⁄8 sec at ISO 250.
© 2008, Cheryle Battrum, All Rights Reserved

Cathedral Wall
John Lankes made this shot of the 110-foot Alpha wall at the ceiling of the new Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California. He shot with a Canon EOS 50D and a Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens at f/6.5 at 1/100 sec at ISO 400.
© 2008, John Lankes, All Rights Reserved

Telling us that “no staging was done,” Nelson Leonard found this scene in a vacant warehouse. Exposure with a Canon EOS 20D and a Tamron 11-18mm lens at ISO 800 was f/5.6 at 1⁄13 sec.
© 2008, Nelson Leonard, All Rights Reserved

Wyeth World
Jennifer Walker made this photo of the Olson House in Cushing, Maine, where the late Andrew Wyeth painted Christina’s World in 1948. She worked with a Nikon D80 and a Nikkor 50mm lens. Exposure at ISO 200 was f/3.5 at 1⁄50 sec.
© 2008, Jennifer Walker, All Rights Reserved