Alright some of you, might know the great photographer G. Crewdson.
Well, In his serie American Streets, that were published in 2005 , in Esquire Magazine, He shot right in my small town of Massachussetts, So I couldn't help myself to go and take few pictures, using all the light settings he had. And here' s what i came up with.
and Here's what the final picture of the artist was.
I did meet the guy couple days later (found out his temp office was across the hallway where I was working at the time down at MASS MoCA (Museum Of contemporary Art)), and even hand him out my resume...lol.
Here's for the annecdote.
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TheG1 (1509) 2006-07-14 9:20
This is a beautiful photo Stephane.
Another photo inspired you, but you created a different composition and a very good one.
I like the light here, the rain pounding the car and the road is colored in white.
Thanks for sharing
crettaz (2767) 2006-07-14 9:27
Hi, I like this pucture and is ambiance
Giorgos_P (133) 2006-07-14 9:30
Nice rainy shot and very well lighted.
yanseiler (20) 2006-07-14 9:31
Hi Stephane , such a nice one, looks like a movie scene, this case under the rain... The light is so great and what effect with this rain, a lovely one... it is wonderfully composed, the car is well placed in the light, a good balance in this compo...
P-S-I-G (25536) 2006-07-14 9:34
Très très belle prise. La forte pluie et la nuit donnent une ambiance très spéciale et vraiment plaisante. J'ai rarement vu la pluie si bien capturée. Compliments.
Bienvenu et bonne continuation sur TE.
geist_21 (664) 2006-07-14 9:36
Very nice photo, the rain gives a special touch to it, and very nice colours for a night scene. Also the composition couldn't be better.
The only thing I would point out (don't take it too hard, it is a very small detail:p) is the reflex in the reflex mirror of the car (I don't know its technical term), seems a bit distracting with such bright green in contrast with the dark green of the environment, but as I told you, a minor detail
teutza (10590) 2006-07-14 9:40
great ideea to do this!the picture is very good!the lights:D,that effect of the rain i like the most!
Hanssie (10756) 2006-07-14 9:41
I already had the idea, this could be a movie and when reading your note.....
really fascinating, this picture, the light is superb and the scene is so nice !
Thanks for sharing this picture !
tobourge (971) 2006-07-14 9:51
Comme Hanssie, j'ai tout d'abord pensé 1a un film et à un montage. Comment une telle situation pourrait-elle arrivé. Après avoir lu la note tout s'est éclairci ;-)
Belle image et annecdote.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-07-14 9:52
A great capture. Like a dark movie scene. Where is the driver. What happens behind the wall of these house ... and the rain soesn't stop ... great scenery. Wonderful colours and lightning. Great composition. I add this to my favorits.
smarrero (530) 2006-07-14 9:57
nice shot. The composition is very original. You have captured a great moment. Nice light and contrast. Interesant POV. Well done!
Marche (4307) 2006-07-14 10:12
Excellente composition. De très jolies couleurs et la netteté de la pluie en font une très grande image très artistique. Bravo
peter1892 (1681) 2006-07-14 10:39
Quite a dramatic image, it's like a still from a movie. The rain is powerful & the light is good here too. Nicely done.
patric (248) 2006-07-14 10:43
how about the "United States Department of Homeland Security"?
empty car on an empty place with lonely piece of luggage?
nopoint (878) 2006-07-14 10:48
Hi Stephane, this is the greatest capture of the rain I have seen...Kiet
Luko (14000) 2006-07-14 10:54
Aww that's a great capture I have hard times believing this wasn't set up : the gloomy car lights, the abandoned attaché case.
I had a look at Crewdson's pic you link to, which reminds me more of the movie "Magnolia" atmosphere, while I found yours involves more a realistic working life feel, something that smells (?!) a bit like the end of a no sales day for a sales rep.
great shot, almost south eastern asian from the rain thickness.
sayan (2617) 2006-07-14 10:55
One of the best rain shots I have ever seen. Belive me this one is great!! Everything is so perfect here including the rain drops, the splashes on the road, the position of the car... Good light too. Very well done!
Angelillo (9374) 2006-07-14 12:19
Hi Stephan. Great job. I like the light in the middle, and the visible rain, like a curtain. The effect is very good, like a theater or canvas. Thanks.
veve (4189) 2006-07-14 13:43
A beautiful picture with this rain!
Very good light and great atmosphere!
balatrek (7455) 2006-07-14 13:45
Nunca vi una imagen igual en TE, es fantástica, el efecto del agua que cae sobre el coche es perfecto, me gusta, buena composición y gran trabajo.
stefi (1230) 2006-07-14 16:00
Hi Stephane, great composition, exposure and right choice of a perfect light.
A dramatic feeling of loneliness come from this shot.
Thank you, also for the note,
ahurcombe (37) 2006-07-14 18:26
Nice shot, I can almost hear the rain on the car ...
ngythanh (8582) 2006-07-14 23:00
Looks like more a painting — a poetic painting — than a photograph.
Welcome to TrekEarth, Stephane. (You stated that you were born in France, but your name sounds like Italia to me)
Thanks for such a beautiful representation.
Furachan (0) 2006-07-15 6:39
Yes I caught on to this one thanks to Luko's critique. This is a fabulous shot, Stephane. I like Luko's "Death of a salesman" idea, I can see that. To me I see new Orleans, the French Quarter (I KNOW it's Adams, Mass...), one of those great Southern mystery movies like The Drowing pool with Paul Newman. beautifully, I should say DRAMATICALLY lit, this one takes one's breath away.
livermore (1631) 2006-07-24 9:46
J'adore cette photo. Très beau rendu.
rmatthews (945) 2006-07-24 21:23
You do yourself proud. The dome light in the car gives it some intrigue. I would have been tempted to try and limit the depth of field to just the car & briefcase. The sharp curb in the lower right foreground is distracting for the rest of the scene. You have great tone & feeling. Very well done.
naturom (47) 2006-07-26 13:30
I couldnt tell the feeling, but i just like this shot! Well done.
- Copyright: Stephane Verzi (sverzi) (124)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-10
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon G5
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- Date Submitted: 2006-07-14 9:12
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