SCRCA Glossary Term: Image types

Submitted by mark.harvey / Wed, 29/08/2018 - 16:58
SCRCA Glossary Term
Image types
SCRCA Glossary Definition (Short version)

A subjective classification of photographic images based on a combination of the field of view and the vantage point. The values assigned to SCRCA Project images are Context, Detail, Elevation and Cab-view.

SCRCA Glossary Definition (Extended version)

A subjective classification of photographic images based on a combination of the field of view and the vantage point. The values assigned to SCRCA Project images are as follows:

Context

Photographs or stills from video or cine-film (excluding cab-view footage) that show the structure 'in context' - i.e. images that show how the structure (or structure cluster) fits-in to the wider landscape and for images that show how the structure relates to other nearby structures within a structure cluster. NB: All images of sites are, by definition, 'context' images.

Detail

Photographs or stills from video or cine-film (excluding cab-view footage) that show specific details of the structure - i.e. close-up photographs of notable architectural / decorative features (e.g. doors & windows, mouldings / carvings, datestones, roof finials, chimney details, etc) and any areas of poor, deteriorating or improved condition (e.g. rot, structural damage, recent repairs, etc.)

Elevation

Photographs or stills from video or cine-film (excluding cab-view footage) that show the various 'elevations' (i.e. side-on views) of the structure.

Cab-view

Photographs taken from the cab (front or rear) of a moving train or stills from video or cine-film footage shot in the popular 'cab-view' or 'driver's eye' view style.

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