A follow up. Part of a 3 photo mini series on vices. Whats a vice? I guess anything can be if its an obsession. Even reading, if it keeps you from socializing with others your age:)
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bantonbuju (51815) 2007-08-29 0:16
dopracowales sie rafal niezlej techniki obrobki monochromatycznej, bardzo efektowne zdjecia w tym cyklu,
Furachan (0) 2007-08-29 0:28
That'S cool, Rafal. One can only applaud your "new direction" - more human-centered, dynamic, in-your-face. Here you are VERY close to your main subject and the carefully calibrated shutter speed give you just enough motion blur in the fellows on the right. A well orchestrated piece.
jasmis (58006) 2007-08-29 1:59
Wypas. Scenka palce lizać przedstawiona w wielkim stylu. Poza faceta - pierwsza klasa.
Gustaw (21670) 2007-08-29 2:14
Dawno u ciebie nie bylem. Extra fota. Gosciu ma labe, choc chyba sie czegos uczy. Bardzo dobre czarno biale zdjecie. Zdjecie pokazuje nastroj chwili.
nicoz (1979) 2007-08-29 2:37
Nice shot! Squares are buisy at night in Seoul!
I like this one, how this guy is lost in his book completely away from the crowed around him.
I can be a bit like him sometimes...
jlynx (12647) 2007-08-29 3:23
Dobre soczewkowanie z poprzedniej scenki. Praca zawiera jej najlepszy koncentrat zarówno w treści, jak i w wykonaniu. Oto skutki żmudnej pracy - świetny styl, świetna praca w świetnym wykonaniu.
vapours (8264) 2007-08-29 4:51
Quite an odd scene for me, a kids playground at night time full of people with somebody reading a book. Nicely done.
chc (1468) 2007-08-29 7:29
Very very COOL Rafal. I like the compo and the speed you chose.
naxius (16685) 2007-08-29 10:44
This is an excellent contrasted shot Rafal...
Static vs motion!!
AnimeshRay (9089) 2007-08-29 11:16
The clarity of this enormously complex photo is mind-boggling...first the crisp dof, then the composition that speaks the story, then the realization that to achieve those blurs this must have been a slow shutter-speed shot and yet the sharpness.
MiguelP (14470) 2007-08-29 14:48
Yes there is kind of "cool" attitude in this guy, although a funny one as well. I love this serie because is something I should do in MAdrid but I never do. So thanks for approach us the world.
designsoul (21492) 2007-08-30 6:10
The silent centre in the moving world, that is reading to me. Love your new direction, Rafal, good you are getting into the world of people, and while you may earn fewer points than with the "graphic" shots, these have perhaps even more spice and grit to them, or bite, whichever... that you choose NIGHT shots, is also adding to the atmosphere. A great offering!
PS Why vice? Come on Rafal... ;-)! it is fine sometimes to take a break and not to socialize... this emphasis on socializing is too overwhelming, at least on this side of the pond... reading is underrated! :-)
rigoletto (34279) 2007-08-31 0:04
You keep your "vices" content so wide!
I was thinking that you would only keep the vampires of Seoul as your subject, but you even include the "reading session on a slide, which isolates you from your friends". But you say that it will be ending in no.3, so that's OK. Otherwise i would start thinking what original actions could Rafal take as a vice :))
I think you changed the tones of your B&W filtering, it has now much blueish greenish cast in it compared to your previous works (or it has that feeling, i dunno). It is again a nocturnal shot, the shadows are leaning everywhere, which is a proof of street illumination (therefore it can be called a disease rather than a vice, he is trying to read in half darkness...)
I like this story more than your TKD series, it is more delicate, more "to the point", more into the souls of young people at night and more "hiddenly observative" as if you were not there. It was a bit annoying in your TKD series to think of you, enclosed in that education room, trying to communicate with all those kids. I find vices series more realistic therefore better :)
Is this the same night with the others, or did you start spending your nights outside for this project??? I wonder how seriously you will be able to spend your times outside for your ideals.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-08-31 1:38
Hi rafal, another good one of this little series...
i like a lot the position of the man and the blured people...
a bery good atmosphere here..
i like it!
luisafonso (862) 2007-08-31 2:11
My favorite till know. The blurred passerby against the alienated reader is so good. There is so much to see here. Your exposure is very good here. We can also read the phrases in the book... very good.
riclopes (35577) 2007-09-02 2:27
This one I like a lot. The way this guy enters in the scene slidding down is great. He's completely still, serene and in his own world, unaware of the human rush happening around him. Great shot.
mphotographies (1976) 2007-09-05 1:43
This one is interesting, very focused on what he is doing...or maybe just a front of being stoned?! Hehehe seriously he find reading very entertaining and that's good than being a loser. The focus on this young man is contained despited the busy and 'party' mood of the surroundings...Nice!
markoci (3933) 2007-09-06 22:41
often i'll appreciate photos that may make a strong item in a series, but maybe not so strong as a standalone.. this is one is kind of vice versa... compositionally perhaps my favorite from your "miniseries", but i definitely agree that it doesn't fit in with your theme (reading as a vice...)
very nice b&w though.. one point as part of a your series on the topic, but a very green smiley as photo on it's own (or part of a different theme)
faubry (35447) 2007-09-22 1:26
cool corean life....a lot motion around him and he is very smart... calm, in his world, superb shot
Juzo (4199) 2010-01-27 5:05
Amazing silver tone and the right blend of sharpness and blur. Fantastic thoughtful scene. Great work again.