I promised 2 more blurry shots and Im kicking myself for that promise. I will deliver in the next 2 uploads but for now I wanted to share this from a tunnel underneath subway tracks. The kids are entering the tunnel one on a bike, the other rollerblades, ready to come to my side where there is a bicycle path along the Han River. And a crazy photographer taking their photo.
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Paolo (41222) 2006-11-22 4:25
Excellent one Rafal, with 2 different direction, and a long view in the tunnel.
great use of the noise effect and a great light too.
delnaja (2056) 2006-11-22 4:27
a great perspective here Rafal... going to the harsh light. And I like, of course, this b&w again : )
markoci (3933) 2006-11-22 4:44
i guess there really is light at the end of the tunnel.. a nice capture, very "you", leaves room for many interpretations.. perhaps just a split second later (earlier) to "separate" the head of the skater(?) from the ceiling (just nitpicking)... also wondering if a closer crop on the top (a few pixels to eliminate the ceiling) would work better.. a strong graphical photo overall, fitting well into your seoul portfolio..
vapours (8264) 2006-11-22 5:11
One with certainly some depth and makes our eyes travel down then up. The arrows are always appreciated, and I always like seeing silhouettes of people against a blown out sky.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-11-22 5:25
Yes, Rafal, never make a promise as far as what to upload by when on TE, it only hampers your liberties. A quite nice one, the tunnel perspective is good, and the elements I like here is the foreground graphism with the arrows and central separating line, as well as the fact that the kid silhouettes are just where they should be, i.e. in the bright area on the opposite side. Greetings from Kyoto.
cessy (13647) 2006-11-22 5:25
love this street photo
excellent perspective, geometric, signs, and we can make a story of it
ALSOM (6616) 2006-11-22 5:26
Nice one Rafal, the 2 arrows (veen one is in opposite way) really invite us to appreciate this scenery, to gradually discover the end of the tunnel ... the 2 silhouettes out o fthe higlights. You could have a really both a balanced and asymetric compo if the the shadow was more distinctively in the opposite direction (like one of the arrow).
jlynx (12647) 2006-11-22 5:40
Jak zawsze ciekawy kadr, jak zawsze dobre przeslanie i kontekst. Podoba mi sie sposob umieszczenie przeciwleglego wylotu z tunelu prowadzacy wzrok ku zalanych sloncem malym, ludzkim postaciom. B&W tylko wspiera ogólnie bardzo dobre wrazenia.
P.S Spotkalem ciekawego autora fotek na TE. Jest to SylFondacci. Zajrzyj do niego gdyz warto...
syd1946 (18663) 2006-11-22 5:43
This is an excellent street photo.Very strong composition with the graphism lead the perspective to tunnel and the light.Original shot!
PixelTerror (0) 2006-11-22 5:46
Framing is excellent here so that all lines and perspectives converge to the two arriving persons, I like as well how they are placed just into the light splash at the end of the tunnel, I can find your usual quest for graphism also rewarded in this view and I don't mind if there's not too much blur ;-)
Have a nice day,
pastadog (13111) 2006-11-22 5:52
Hi Rafal, you got the right silhouettes at the right distance in the right position; the tunnel itself with its arrow and lines is attractive and takes us all the way to that point -> "the light at the end of the tunnel"; Regards, Daniel
AmiBe (6042) 2006-11-22 5:52
great one, good perspective... The b/w is superb, I like the over-exposed effect at the end of the tunnel.
cherryripe (21033) 2006-11-22 5:53
Brilliant composition with the strong arrows and lines in the foreground and silhouettes of the kids in a halo of light right at the back. Everything draws the eye to them.
BHo (2177) 2006-11-22 6:26
I like the simple yet effective nature of this image. The arrows and placement of the silhoutte bodies at the other end of the tunnel compliments each other well. Nice street photo.
ChrisJ (116068) 2006-11-22 6:42
The twilight zone comes to mind here. Wonderful tonal range with the 2 distant human figures making the shot. Good linear perspective. I like the arrows.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-11-22 6:45
Excelent perspective given by the dented road, the two shadows at the end of the tunnel give us somehting to look at, and the arrows are just brilliant
very well done
natwald (0) 2006-11-22 6:54
Ahh, back to your arrows ;)
This reminds me of Close Encounters with the aliens coming down the ramp of their spaceship :)
mark88 (2) 2006-11-22 7:01
Bardzo fajna fota, podoba mi się kadrowanie, cz/b idealnym wyborem. Osobiście też eksperymentowałem z tunelami i mam trochę podobnych w kolekcji.
mlopes (494) 2006-11-22 7:18
another cool shot from Arrow-Prus ;)))
Like this one also, very rusty and harsh B&W convertion that you do so well
peter1892 (1681) 2006-11-22 8:53
Hi Rafal - it's the grain/noise that gets me. It's so well done, it really does look like you were using 35mm B&W film here, rather than digital. The contrasts & silhouettes are great too, with arrows & lines leading into the shot.
luisafonso (862) 2006-11-22 10:25
Tunnels are surely a fantastic spot for good photo opportunities. Love the way you composed it. The pair of arrows in the foreground (you can't really escape them, can you?) clearly focused and the pair of ghosts coming from the background. Great. After all, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Great shot with an impressive dof. Great b&w!
pasternak (15185) 2006-11-22 10:26
Nice title, Rafal, especially for a driver ;) Seeing the arrows, it is clear from the thumbnail that it is yours, but hey, now there are two of them, and they are pointing in the opposite directions! Not a metaphor of life, but surely one of freedom, I think.
eleparc (24063) 2006-11-22 11:01
Hy Rafal, i am still a big fan of this series,,so keep 'em coming our way!
designsoul (21492) 2006-11-22 12:18
Thank God there's this crazy photographer ;-) taking their shots. This is a quintessentially Rafal shot, excellent pov and superb graphism. I love to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sorry I have been away but have had pressing priorities plus a cold...
will come back more hopefully!
AnimeshRay (9089) 2006-11-22 12:31
A simple yet a compelling composition. Excellent juxtaposition. Excellent contrast.
Luko (14000) 2006-11-22 13:41
I'll tell it very straightforwardly but I think you have to move on with this kind of shots, Rafal.
Remember when I said some of your arrow shots were stiff and felt like set up only for the arrow signs?
This is a textbook example of what I meant, you've long ago went over these images... and as this one doesn't bring anything new, along with technical shortcomings (so so composition, limited range of grey, stiff like it was shot with a tripod).
The exact contrary arrow image, was IMO posted by Francis.
Sorry for the harsh critique, I just don't buy it.
Vato_Law (12720) 2006-11-22 14:49
Well seen and good use of the the painting on road to make a composition with nice graphical elements.
Good depth and a very nice pov leading us to the kids at the entry of the tunnel.
There was no need to say that the B&W is perfect but I say t the same way.
miuky (3335) 2006-11-23 2:31
Hy Rafal, i had no need to watch who's was this one:))...In & Out...like life...coming and going, all the time...
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-11-23 3:29
here:great lines, great compo, great perspective, great use of the lights....and wonderful...the 2 persons so little at the and of the tunnel as silohuette!!!!
also the grain is a lovely add!
delkoo (68) 2006-11-23 7:18
A quite nice one again with a good POV, Such an archer you play well with arrows..
svending (190) 2006-11-23 9:43
alekpet (4663) 2006-11-24 3:30
Good idea for the capture, lovely decisive moment picture, great capture of those kids against the light at the end of the tunnel. Good POV to show the arrows in the front, thus givving us the direction where to look for.
The fun thing is that I can not discern if the kids are coming to us or going from us as the arrows suggest both. I like that mistery part of this photo.
take care, Aleks
chc (1468) 2006-11-24 5:47
One of your favorite themes very well mastered. I like the very graphic result.
bantonbuju (51815) 2006-11-25 0:54
fajny pomysl z ta urbanistyczna zabawa w grafike wielkomiejska, ale za to pokazana w minimalistyczny sposob,
strzalki to juz na zawsze beda mi sie kojarzyc z toba chyba :-))
/ostatnio w katowicach robilem zdjecia nocne na przejsciu dla pieszych i zastanawialem sie czy bardziej bylo w tym keva ryana czy ciebie, bo mnostwo strzalem tez sie znalazlo :-))
(za chwilke wysle ci gotowa makiete kalendarza)
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-11-25 7:40
Very smart and well seen shot, Rafal! Perspective, composition with the two arrows, the timing with the two kids at the end of the tunnel, the title...
I like also the roughness of the picture, the grain apparent and visible...Very very nice!
verde (957) 2006-11-25 13:14
another great blurry/grainy shot. I really like it.
I enjoy the graphic arrows, and the lines are just wonderful. The middle line seems to just replicate itself outwards. From the edge of the street to the handrail and the corner of the tunnel all leading to the figures down at the end.
very nice composition.
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-11-27 19:40
A good graphical shot Rafal...
The converging lines leading you into the tunnel and the light at the end. The arrows in the forground are just icing on the cake.
Nice choice for B&W mate,
leiju (1697) 2006-11-29 12:20
Spotless shot! The kind of picture that sums up not only trafic but the whole of life... end at the light of the tunnel, you take and you give, and all kinds of other sayings that I won't list here or i'll end up writing a novel :D
I really think this is a magnificent shot, with the most spotless of POVs and the most magnificent amount of detail and contrast all packed into one. True bliss! I'm happy to have stumbled upon it! Exquisite! TFS!
Jason_teale (717) 2007-01-01 22:00
This is an impressive shot in many way. I have also been reading a lot of the critiques and I probably would have to agree with luko has to say about the tones. I will however say that this a well composed shot. The placement of the kids at the end shows that you had taken the time to wait until they were in the right position for a well composed shot. It is no wonder your are such a good photographer.
fryz (1735) 2007-10-01 13:10
rien a redire