Along with global warming prehistoric animals are again appearing in Southern Ontario, here you see one of many seagullzauruses that landed downtown Toronto..... well not really, but the freaking heat of 35 degrees for the last few days is really getting to me (as you can see by this picture).
This was shot at the exhibition at the local museum, initially was hoping for a Japanese tourist and call it a Godzilla or something like that, but no such luck.
Made it blurry on purpose, as I was shooting it I moved the camera back and forth.
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robiuk (10807) 2005-07-18 18:19
Absolutely stunning work, Peter and I'm so pleased to see this chilly capture when outside the concrete is melting...
Whether it's a seagullzauruses, or Godzilla or the newest version of King Kong, this photo will certainly keep me awake tonight as I'll be in fear of turning the lights off!
Great work that would work even better with tighter crop from the right and above.
Furachan (0) 2005-07-19 3:57
Remarkable, Peter. I mean we KNOW you can hold a camera steady so this HAD to be on purpose...;)Whatever effect you were after, whatever mood you wanted to convey, you have succeeded in spades. Spooky! Francis
ps. I'm in B/W today for once.
RandomCameraGuy (3071) 2005-07-19 10:18
That's a strange shot that works Peter. Very moody with the blur, and the juxtaposition of a smiling kid and the weird whatever-a-saurus behind is cool. You BW conversions is genious.
sohrab (7439) 2005-07-20 17:40
this has really made my day/night :)
one of my favorutes from you for sure..
the atmosphere is so damn amazing here...
aha... you must really like benjamin smoke's photograph by ackerman :)
i'll not leave without cribbing though (getting grumpier by the day).. so here goes... :)
the top left corner seems a little too soft.. you should try and work on it so that the grains.. or rather NOISE ( in case of digital grains :)) is uniformly spread..
you're getting a very nice style here peter.. i really think you should try and let go of the 4/3 format as well now.. it's REALLY boring.. you're very good at creating such awesome atmospheres.. try out different formats that will make this even more prominent..
lemme give you what i have in my head at the moment....
take care :)
p.s. ok i just imagined myself in your place...
i think you could have made this even more dramatic (or whatever)
can you imagine being on your knees looking up at the child who seems to be smiling and those eyes and the jaw creeping up from behind and also the spread out wings.. all this with the blur that you gave to this photograph..i would start seeing saliva dripping from the open mouth behind. sorry couldn't help it.. my imagination can get a little wacky sometimes:) , just that this would this would increase the contrast between the 2 subjects and thus make it even more chilling.. MAYBE...
ishai (4097) 2005-08-17 8:45
I know where to go to for B&W advice in the future, Peter
You have great work and great humor
I like you notes
And I like that you play a lot with the camera and try new possibilities.
I like the effect you created here
It will come handy one day
Bogdan (205) 2006-07-11 4:43
wow...vrey Hitchcockian...funny, yet sooooo scary, blur is great, contrast between the kid and Gojira(haha) is great, i would not crop it at all. It makes you search for the action, and gives the impresion that the kid is running away.
- Copyright: Peter Kozikowski (Homerhomer) (4080)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-07-00
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Canon G3
- Exposure: f/2, 1/8 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): sohrab's favourites, Sato: Toronto is a Trip! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-18 18:12
- Favorites: 1 [view]