George G. (Polonaise) challanged the nature with his question "How close can you get?" in photography. This "revolutionary" question resulted in Clairdelune's reply "How far can you get?"
Both of the questions are inspiring...
Thank you guys for this challange...
Photo taken during a wedding party. Briefly after midnight. Most of the participants seem to be tired, already. Well, I still have some photos taken at 4 A.M....
Tech remark: I could not handle the tones in this photo. On one screen the colours seemed oversaturated, on the other they went out quite dull. Any idea?
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Booz (14347) 2007-02-22 3:38
U Marianny krwawa mangusta, ma Marianna wprawione usta.... - taki rubaszny i zakrêcony ten obrazek - ostro¶æ na najdalszej postaci te¿ jest ciekawym eksperymentem..
RGatward (20062) 2007-02-22 3:44
Very amusing with everone eating cake in different poses, reminds me of a scene in the police station in the recent British comedy "Hot Fuzz". I don't think I'd appreciated the comic potential of cake before.
jasmis (57824) 2007-02-22 3:55
Zastanawiam się na ideą "how close...." Wydaje mi się, że można to rozszerzyć na emocjonalny wkład fotografującego. Nie "jak blisko..." ale "jak wiele emocji..." możesz włożyć w zdjęcie. Bo o to chyba w tym chodzi.
Co do zdjęcia - generalnie nie lubię robić zdjęć jak ludzie jedzą, ale lubię takie oglądać. Kolory - lepiej jak są nasycone - widać pięknie torciki. :))
ben4321 (9875) 2007-02-22 3:55
You could have got more natural looking colours by changing the white balance to tungsten or flourescent to match whatever kind of lighting was in the venue. With the camera set to daylight/cloudy/shade white balance you'll get the warm tones that you see here when shooting under artificial lighting (same as with daylight balanced film).
If you shoot RAW you can change the white balance to anything you want at the editing stage, but with JPEG you're pretty much stuck with what the camera recorded at the time.
But saying that, I rather like the warm, saturated golden tones here. They seem to fit well with the wooden walls and floor, and give the image a greater intimacy than colder tones would have produced.
Despite the lack of focus on the nearest woman, getting this close has worked well, and the people in the background balance out the composition nicely.
Good work Jerzy.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-02-22 4:00
4 am taking picture in a wedding? Oh my god, those TE-members are crazy ... :P
A nice light management and naturality in the picture.
ninaL (21348) 2007-02-22 4:07
Ciekawa kompozycja ze zlozonymi planami.
Facet ma mine degustatora - widac, ze jest na poczatku ciastka, no i ze jego receptury rozpoznaja dopiero smak.
riclopes (35577) 2007-02-22 4:12
Great shot Jerzy. You are all over her and I can see that may be she is not feeling well, by the hand on his arm. This foreground is fantastic, but love the atmosphere captured in the background. A good disposal of close and distant people ;-)...but the distant can be much bigger...
Paolo (41222) 2007-02-22 4:40
Hi Jery, good work on the George words!
a close up on the lady's head and a great view on the tired people on the bench!
the saturated colours and the dark light are both excellent, as the POV.
luisafonso (862) 2007-02-22 4:53
Man, how about leaving the camera at home for a change? ;))) A marriage? On TE? You really have no amend (like we use to say in Portuguese...). The colors seem right to me. His shirt is as white as it's supposed to be. Can I have a piece of that cake?
marmur82 (0) 2007-02-22 17:37
patrzac na to zdjecie odechciewa mi sie jedzenia tortow.choc lubie slodkosci.
ta reka kobiety i jej wzrok...mowiacy "zostaw"...
a facet sie zajada.
very nice photo.
Furachan (0) 2007-02-23 9:40
Yeah well to be honest I'm not 100% convinced by George's use of that phrase (all those times!) but here I must say you're giving us a seminar n closeness, you're practically wiping yur lens on the guy closest to you. Point is: nce again, as in the "blessing", even more so here, yu are creating INTIMACY.
morning-dew (1794) 2007-02-23 10:50
zwyk³a uroczysto¶æ rodzinna a tak ¶wietnie pokazana...
s10001in (0) 2007-02-23 12:04
J... this is real close.. & you are not using
bazooka but 12mm!!!
Polonaise (5802) 2007-02-23 20:58
I'm affraid, Jerzy...It's NOT close enough...It's just near by...If anything close is in there, those two sitting dudes are.
Being close is to...Well...Feel the presence of the people, or the action...
Those three faces are ..dead. As dead as all of your people in your other pictures are alive, bustling with pulsating blood and lust for life.
You couldn't handle the tones in your photo...?
The tones are just great. Technically speaking - the photo is a masterpiece.
The theme is a real rarity...eating wedding cake..! We all know that moment at the wedding...
Difficult theme, challenging theme...I wouldn't be able to manage it...No way in hell !
I wouldn't even know how to start the whole thing.
And for that rarity, for the courage of taking on the challenge...My great smile.
- Copyright: Jerzy Bucki (bantonbuju) (51781)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-25
- Categories: Event
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Polonica [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-22 3:33