I saw this scene reflected off a window on Robson St. The reflection was doubled up (double paned glass) and that was interesting in itself, but I thought it needed more, so I decided to play with blur. I set a slower shutter and quickly jerked the camera as I pressed the shutter.
What you are looking at is a hotdog stand in front of a city bus, next to a tree. There aren't so many hotdog guys here in Van (compared to Toronto). This particular guy is the only one in the area by a few kilometres. In TO there'd be four on that corner alone!
The only Photoshop used here was Curves and Saturation (+20).
I have one other blurred pic on TE: In The Rabbit Hole
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JEAN-NOEL (184) 2004-11-10 14:17
It's like an abtract painting, very good idea for having taken this shot.
paguru (1056) 2004-11-10 16:17
The watercolour effect is nice here, but apart from that I don't find anything really interesting in it. That may be just my personal taste, I simply don't like blurred shots that much.
MKING (3054) 2004-11-11 5:27
I like the idea (it's great to just break away from the conventional and that should really be encouraged on this site-- combined with retaining the ability to tell stories about places) but I didn't see what this shot was depicting till I read your note.
I could make out the bus but I was lost after that. There needs to be something to suggest the significance of the hotdog stand more.
On a broader level there's more than enough info in the picture to tell us about the urban cityscape, the time of year and the way people dress here but as far as tying in with the details of your note I couldn't make the link independently.
erthmuffin (1551) 2004-11-11 15:58
great idea! i think this worked really well! good eye. i like the bright horizontal colors and the vertical tree. and, of course, my favorite part is the blur! it looks almost like it's seen through a rainsmeared window.
jp80 (8443) 2004-11-13 6:23
Oh ! Are my eyes plying me some jokes ? Nice one, original and well made. Colors are beautiful.
Enia (365) 2004-11-13 7:16
I am happy to see that you are experementing still in new ways of shooting and I find this very healthy and a great way forward. But, although I am not very exerienced on these kind of photos I must admit that I can not understand this photo. In my humble opinion I think is too abstracted to my eyes and I keep wondering what is its message. These are just some thoughts of mine...nothing to take very seriously.
agelaste (533) 2004-11-15 0:40
another experiment about blur,but what about give the different elements different speed,then they would have different roles in the whole pic..in this shoot,i just could not be attracted by some spot,but wander throught it only,maybe just a impression u said...
Homerhomer (4080) 2004-11-30 8:52
I like this photo Alex, five minutes ago I didn't but the more I look at it the more I like it. Perhaps it's your description that allowed me to see what I didn't see a few minutes ago, perhaps that's what makes it interesting, the details are there but hidden, it takes an effort to find what's conveyed, I think that fun. Interesting for me was, and that's how I saw the bus etc, the details are much easier to see in the thumbnail than in the large image.
I like your crativity and the final result, for another approach perhaps an idea may be to have less vertical distortion (don't know if this is as a result of the camera jerk or the glass), and have the shapes more defined and distorted in the fassion of an impressonist painting, but than it wouldn't be so original, would it?
joseelias (0) 2004-12-14 8:45
Funny coment on the gastronimical differencies of those cities! :-)
Very nice effect. The painting feeling is very well managed, the distortions great and the colors appealing.
I'm imagining this one also with a person standing near the glass (or some other object) to contrast the sharpness of it with the rest. I think it would boost this image.
faubry (35405) 2005-02-17 17:28
ouahhhhhhhhhhhh i like this picture, i want drawn it! really beautiful, thanks
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3069)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-5050Z, 35-105mm, @ ISO 64
- Exposure: f/3.6, 1/30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-10 11:27
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