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#1 RC51

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 16:50

Last year I participated in Joe's PAW challenge and found it a demanding but rewarding experience creating 52 infrared images.
Fon's has taken over and has a inspirational collective weekly challenge running.
Olivier one of the photographers I most admire here has a wonderful 52 week portrait thread inspired by the PAW challenge.

This thread is intended to commit me to post 52 images of my home town in 2013.

 

 

 

 

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I will complete this project off site.... I give my sincere thanks to everyone who has commented on the images.

 

Your support has been invaluable to me, and very much appreciated, thank you one and all.

 

 

Best Regards

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Edited by RC51, 30 October 2013 - 01:08 .

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:04

Like it, great timing
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#3 RC51

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 23:06

Like it, great timing


Thank you for commenting Lew..... It makes me happy you noticed!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 23:47

well done RC, like Lew said... perfect timing ( conversion ain't too shabby either.. )

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 23:59

well done RC, like Lew said... perfect timing ( conversion ain't too shabby either.. )

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Thank you Rags..... To get you and Lew to see something in the image helps me judge the shot.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:58

Feels like taken straight from a film noir movie.
Good catch.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 20:01

Feels like taken straight from a film noir movie.
Good catch.
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Thank you!..... The film noire observation pleases me :-)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:24

#2squeeze



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:58

Feels like taken straight from a film noir movie.
Good catch.

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This does remind me of a scene from a 1950's mystery/crime movie. Nicely done.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:23

Two very nice captures. Both evoke a sense of tension in their own way.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:26

prefer #2 despite its imperfection meaning the figure is a bit too distant

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:12

This does remind me of a scene from a 1950's mystery/crime movie. Nicely done.

Thank You!
The entry has history and has a sinister feel at night.... I was trying to capture that.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:16

Two very nice captures. Both evoke a sense of tension in their own way.

Thank You!
Tension in a crowded City was in my thoughts.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:17

Bez, I do not feel this sensation of "sinister" in the first shot, maybe the background is too light and finally reinsuring for me?

I do however have a strong urge to move back when I see the second shot... This works wery well...
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:25

prefer #2 despite its imperfection meaning the figure is a bit too distant

Thank You Fon's!
I agree the figure is small and I almost deleted the image because it did not work.... But except for cropping which loses the scale of the city, I can not improve the image even if I re-shoot. I decide the small figure conveyed how overpowering the City can feel.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:48

Bez, I do not feel this sensation of "sinister" in the first shot, maybe the background is too light and finally reinsuring for me?
I do however have a strong urge to move back when I see the second shot... This works wery well...


Olivier,
I think you are probably right regarding #1.... I was lurking in the shadows and felt I was literally shooting my prey as they passed the intense spotlight. I expect I feel the viewer can relate to this, but there is no real reason for them to do so.

#2 The Metro passed two feet from my left shoulder.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 13:38

#3runners


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 00:14

Excellent B&W work Bez. Warm but not tinted if that makes any sense.
Reminds me of well done and well printed B&W images that I'm so fond of.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 00:53

Excellent B&W work Bez. Warm but not tinted if that makes any sense.
Reminds me of well done and well printed B&W images that I'm so fond of.


Thank you James!

Funny that you commented on the look of the image, as I have been trying to get it right for the web. I process to taste on my RGB editing monitor then check the web conversion on a (bright) sRGB screen. It always looks crap in comparison, so I go back and tweak it a little.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:14

Nice work Bez ... both ... images and conversion

Interesting, how you perceive your hometown :)

Looking forward to the other 49 images!
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