When I teach a class I often give the assignment: "Photograph someone you love." I ask people to do this so they have a subject about whom they have feelings, a subject that is more than a model, or an object, or a shape, or an idea. In this way, they can judge the result not only by its technical success, but also by how well it describes their feelings. - John Loengard,
Like doctors, photographers work with what is present. I suspect our chief emotions are anticipation, frustration, and patience, balanced by a marvelous sense of elation when things go right--when we think we've captured within a photograph some missing feeling, some sense of beauty, or bit of mystery in the fabric of life. - John Loengard -
Perishability in a photograph is important in a picture. If a photograph looks perishable we say, "Gee, I'm glad I have that moment." - John Loengard,
I don't think I have become more skillful a technician over time. I think I have become more skillful at finding pictures that fit a very simple technique....You have to learn what you can do well...My pictures reflect the fact that I'm trying as hard as I can, and I can't do anything else. - John Loengard,
To understand photographs, I believe you have to understand that the camera just shows what it shows. Photography may be moving, exciting, compassionate, or clever. But the camera cannot lie. Neither can a slide rule, a balance. If you want to lie, you have to do it with words. - John Loengard,
Photographs don't lie, people lie about photographs... - John Loengard
* see my WS HERE the first color version of the photo
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Sergiom (45918) 2012-10-29 5:09
Je ne sais pas si c'est à cause de l'utilisation du noir et blanc, mais cela donne l'impression que la ville est vide de ses habitants, sauf pour les deux piétons qui traversent la rue.
COSTANTINO (44335) 2012-10-29 11:12
Γεια σου Γιωργο,
Αλλη μια σκηνη απο την καθημερινοτητα
και την ζωη της πολης, με Α/Μ καδρο
και πολλα αστικα χαρακτιριστικα ,
mesutilgim (73216) 2012-10-29 12:08
Hello dear Georgios,
Another nice b&w capture with good pov and good layout.
And the title !!! This is great !
TFS and best regards
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-10-29 14:29
Black and white immediately gives more seriously, a photo. But it also makes it less gay. A beautiful composition of everyday life, pure and good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
fabbs99 (11440) 2012-10-29 19:25
I like your emotive note. This beautiful B&W shot of the couple crossing a zebra crossing at a traffic intersection looks pretty nostalgic with some retro effects of the 80s.I like your presentation.Nicely done.TFS.
Sonata11 (31307) 2012-10-29 20:14
interesting shot of daily life scene and architecture. Interesting composition in B&W color. Great execution. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
krzychu30 (12881) 2012-10-30 2:38
comparing both your pictures I definitely prefer this one in B&W as it´s for me much more suitable for this kind of photography and it brings out more depth out of the scene.Really brilliant composition,that together with your note,I mean John Loengard´s phrases becomes a new dimension and we perceive it a little bit differently.Outstanding work!
Have a nice day
macjake (45896) 2012-10-30 9:08
wow, a black and white photo from you, and another wow for posting a completely different subject as well!
I think the black and white works well as the white building stands out.
Its funny to see the small coke sign :)
a simple but attractive street shot.
Silvio1953 (106048) 2012-11-02 3:58
Ciao Georgios, beautiful B&W composition with nice walking couple, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38092)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-06-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Thessaloniki city, Thoughts about potography [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-29 4:32