fresh from the cam... no, not really, from ps :)
it happens that sometimes i take wrong buses, wrong trains. it happens that i fall in love for the wrong guys from time to time.
that said, let us return to the image.
i took it at Santo Amaro train station this morning. my original plan was to go to Guarapiranga, a huge lake not very far from my house to try panoramas, boats, windsurfing...
as soon as i took the bus the rain began to fall.
at the bus station i took the wrong bus which left me far from the lake... after a 15 min walk under the rain leading nowhere, i decided to come back home through a different way, thus the train. zut, the connection to the metro was closed (i forgot it does not open on weekends). so i had to go back to the train station and then i gave up.
slowly i notice i begin to prefer b&w and street photography with a touch of graphism...
hope you like it.
very very little pp: chaged to lab color and messed around with levels/curves. changed to b&w and cropped to align borders. voilà. oh, no grains were added.
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supereira (9576) 2005-01-30 10:31
Excelente foto.Gosto da profundidade de campo e do ponto de vista.Gosto da escolha do preto e branco.O detalhe das pessoas é excelente.Boa luminosidade e texturas.Gosto do facto de se poder ver para alem dos vidros.Bom trabalho!
jane-d (154) 2005-01-30 10:32
I just love the symmetrie in this one! The three human beings at the end of the tunnel -a mum with her three kids?- give that little extra that makes this photo great. I don't know much myself about taking wrong trains and busses, but sure know about falling in love with the wrong guys :-) Good luck to you and hope the sun will shine soon again!
Fox- (132) 2005-01-30 10:44
I'm fond of futuristik pictures and this one is perfect!
The symmetry impose respect. And people bring life to it!
Perfect , it seem to be a part of sci-fi project !
Jeppe (18654) 2005-01-30 10:45
Oh very excellent use of vanishing point - I like the fine symmetri in all dimensions and the three persons which makes the image complete - Congratulation Isabel- very fine job - A favorite.
jstewart (1146) 2005-01-30 10:55
Excellent geometry, symmetry and DOF. and the people are perfectly positioned to give a focal point and give us a feeling for the size of the tunnel. Hope you get lost more often!
jbweasle (9373) 2005-01-30 10:56
Great patterns in the repetitive ribs of the walkway. The placement of the people at the far end is perfect. This works well in B&W as the focus is on the shapes rather than the colours.
khmelins (960) 2005-01-30 11:13
No grain :)
I'll wright a critique/comment later, working hard right now and too hypnotized by the repeating here..
santosh (304) 2005-01-30 11:26
Very nice image. Your choice of black and white suits the image very well. Your post processing has come out very well. Good shot.
RandomCameraGuy (3069) 2005-01-30 11:31
hahahaha! Funny note Isabelle.
It's a nice photo you've made there. At first I was thinking that I would prefer the people closer, but upon looking at it longer I think you were right to have them further away at "the end of the tunnel" if you will. The lighting leads us to them. Nice BW work.
Galeota (10338) 2005-01-30 11:33
Good compo Isabel and, just as you say, with a touch of graphism that adds to its interest. Everything is a bit too "straight" and balanced, unlike your usual shots where you are less "rigid". Fortunately there are three small human souls wandering over there, without whom this would really be an outer space scenery..
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-01-30 11:38
What a lovely symmetry here, Isabel. The B&W is lovely, and the silhouettes on the end ot th tunnel are the cherry on the cake.
This is a beauty, and the ovalform is great.
I was on the wrong platform yesterday too, ;-(, but it only costed me 15 min. extra, whereas you got nowhere!
tongapup (0) 2005-01-30 11:57
Yay! Whooo! Yes, for me this picture would be nothing without the three people. But now it's so exciting, so space-age, so Brasilia! I'm adding it to my theme, "Retro-Futurismo."
Well, so your day wasn't a complete waste ;)
robiuk (10805) 2005-01-30 12:37
A really good product. You really mastered and take out the most of your A70.
Beautiful b/w work with all these shades of grey.
flydragon (0) 2005-01-30 12:50
a great symetrie here and beautifull
black and white.
its seems we are in a whale ;o)
well seen a beautifull picture
fredon (4870) 2005-01-30 12:53
Great perspective. The B&W is judicious to reinforce the impact of curves and lines. An amazing eye effect. The silhouettes in distance are also greatly placed. A futuristic mood!
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-01-30 13:04
Seems to me that everything about this amazing shot is already said,so let me just
say:Congretulations for this beautiful picture,well done Isabel!
RGatward (20050) 2005-01-30 14:17
Very much, and the central placing of the subject here is very striking. It reminds me of some old fashioned CRT based scientific instrument, measuring the intensity of some sort of pulse.
Ebbe (9617) 2005-01-30 14:41
A bit moody, a feeling given by the low dark roof I think. The graphics are very strong and the perspective is soooo looong. The people at the back are important. (For the picture I mean, otherwise we are all important, right?)
Maru (0) 2005-01-30 15:21
It's like a shot from a sci-fi movie!
The symetry is perfect and the choice of b&w was very clever, improves the impact of the composition..
Great POV and use of light.
The three people -in a symetry themselves- just made the shot awesome!!
More than congrats!
kLe (2196) 2005-01-30 16:01
Hola Isabel. Supongo que entenderas español. Quiero decirte que he visto en libros de fotógrafos profesionales fotos que ni se aproximaban a la calidad de esta. Es excelente. La perspectiva, el blanco y negro, las figuras al fondo a contraluz... Todo está perfectamente puesto para dar una impresión de escapar a otro lugar, a otro tiempo. Felicidades.
SylFondacci (4087) 2005-01-30 16:01
Ok, I leave my pc for a couple of hours, I come back and you get 38 points on a posted pic meanwhile ...
It is of course an amazing shot !
Not your usual style but a very efficient composition and nice B&W.
JEPC (1305) 2005-01-30 16:41
Ótimo trabalho Isabel! Ótima DOF e luzes e composição! Parabéns!
dimitrisT (934) 2005-01-30 16:54
Very beautiful repetition, perspective and contrast! Dizzy! It looks like targetting the three people! Congratulations!!
avigur_11 (21954) 2005-01-30 17:15
Some members told me this week that there is some Isabel touch in my pictures lately. well, I think that this is the proof that they are right. A very nice work, a good compo of b/w and perspective.
Watch this .
carmem_busko (3718) 2005-01-30 21:28
Já que já me disseram o mesmo que ao Yitzhak ?
Primeiro.. adicionei ao meu tema
Depois... pus em favoritas..
Tá aí um passeio que nunca fiz...
Estamos esperando um amigo fotógrafo de Cuiabá para dia 13... fica o convite e acho que poderia ser um tema ... São Paulo de trem.... que acha?
Manda um e-mail pelo contact me.
alimo3 (6854) 2005-01-31 18:07
Thank for this picture : welcome to MARS !
very graphic and beautiful shapes.
the mix of light and the BW tones are very nice.
good idea of the 3 astronauts on the back :)
desmo (29) 2005-02-01 5:54
Very good WB here Isabelle.
This is the kind of geometricals photo i like.
Very well done shot.
Thanks for sharing.
bertolucci (13351) 2005-02-01 12:19
What a fine graphism this is, Isabel. It has a strong impact and is astoundingly deep. It's nice to see how this compressed metal arches take us step for step to the threesome. Again there is a stiry to be told. What's also very nice here is the subtle tension between the arches and the straight lines of the flooring. The bw treatment is very well executed. Y'r object choice and y'r great flair for graphic content is not new to me ;-) Xcellent job!
nofer (3215) 2005-02-02 21:33
Grande P&B !!
Parece uma grande garganta engolindo...
Michael_Gan (2776) 2005-02-03 2:00
How a miserable day can end with a beautiful result! Many people would have put the camera in their bags without using it after so many disappointments in one day. But fortunately you did not! This is an fabulous picture. Very beautiful depth, we are drawn into this 'tunnel' at an increasing velocity towards the three people at the end. I love the contrasts here and the transparency of the sides. Marvellous work!
antti (0) 2005-02-05 4:14
I`m surprized how simple way you did this - it is for your travelling people allmost everyday view, but you captured it. Your shot is more, than just what we see, there is question of life ?! People are important, not technology things and new modern surroundings - you thought (I guess), when shooting this "look those people !" Depends, which "tunnel" we choose, that kind of life we have, and we have to make daily many choices, bigger or smaller matters. Well focussed people, Isabel.
Mafo (1339) 2005-02-05 18:38
B&W composition is great!
Maira (0) 2005-02-15 19:04
Bonita foto, você é muito boa (mesmo) nas composições, principalmente com as perspectivas. Parabéns.
Só acho que você deveria escrever em português também, quando fizer upload aparecerá 2 boxes (estando português habilitado) e poderá por em 2 línguas. Os dados técnicos da foto são automaticamente "puxados" pelo TN. Gaste mais, em notas, sobre sua obra, o porque da foto! Esta é minha campanha, valorização de nossas coisas, inclusive de brasileiros criticando mais brasileiros, não desmerecendo logicamente membros de outros paises, SEM ESSA INTENÇÃO de bairrismo. Percebam que os membros de outros paises valorizam seus patrícios (pelos pontos obtidos e quantias de críticas), dá a impressão que nós temos vergonha de nossa língua e nossos colegas membros, fotos de brasileiros são tão lindas como. Isso acontece no TE,TL e TN.
Desculpem, amo meu pais e não tenho vergonha de ser brasileira. Obrigada.
ishai (4097) 2005-02-21 18:44
I like this very much , Isabel
So graphical ,so symmetrical ,so industrial
Just pure beautiful
The B&W choice is very very strong
joseelias (369) 2005-02-22 13:03
De facto não sei se é um street-shot, se uma foto de arquitectura, mas o que interessam as categorizações numa imagem destas! A simetria e perspectiva estão muito bem captadas, mas o elemento que faz esta imagem sobressair é a luz. A divisão em quatro partes simétricas e contrastantes de iluminação acentuam a linhas da perspectiva muito bem, canalizando toda a atenção para o fundo do corredor onde se vêm as silhuetas humanas que quebram a frieza da composição. Outro elemento importante é a linha de candeeiros no topo que “apontam” igualmente para aquela espécie de portal.
Não sei porque mas esta imagem faz-me lembrar a sensação do filme “Encontros Imediatos do Terceiro Grau” do S. Spielberg, quando no final se tem aquela ansiedade de saber o que sairá da nave alienígena. Por falar nisso, um plano mais aproximado e com menos corredor e sobrexpondo a imagem ligeiramente para queimar o fundo e deformar as pessoas também seria uma experiência interessante.
Quanto ao lago, se serve de consolação, ele ainda lá deve de estar, e este momento apenas nesta foto…
phi729 (2101) 2005-02-27 12:48
You very well played with the repetitive curved pillars of this footbridge. With this perfect symmetry, that gives an good graphical rendering and depth to this shot. The three people's silhouette in the distance humanizes this place and this cold and futuristic architecture. Great work, Isabel. It's an excellent architectural shot.
Steft (5975) 2005-02-27 19:33
Wow, very good and graphic photo, one of my favourits. The feeling of space and depth is amazing here. The black and white colours are very nice. The people are a nice adding.
bimbol (132) 2005-03-20 5:57
Beautiful prospect very. You have showed it beautiful and mined profundity well and contrast. It composition very me please.
marcocig (781) 2005-06-17 18:05
The three figures at the end of the tunnel are superbe, great contrast and sharpness.
The central POV is a great choice in my opinion.
carobnica (1336) 2005-07-05 5:22
you have some really great photos :o)
this one is ,even symetric in it's composition, very dynamic and it just draw you into it
hellos from croatia
jeromed (121) 2005-09-08 3:26
Nice Shot !
The symetry is nice and the B&W treatment is very good...
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-09-08 3:31
Je profite du commentaire de Jeromed pour découvrir moi aussi cette superbe image, très graphique. Tout est bien équilibré, la lumière, les contrastes ..
C'est vraiment réussi.
dege_801s (25) 2005-09-12 11:47
very very well composed..nice cropping from your camera or maybe from your computer, and you still put an object right in the middle of the bus station...
MON (135) 2005-11-03 4:06
Perfect point of view and good composition. You get a perfect symmetry, and B&W have been a good idea because you get a great contrast.
photokat (50) 2006-01-26 12:09
I love the symmetry and repetitive pattern! The black and white gives this a real futuristic look.
Good thing you took your camera with you despite the bad weather; we may have been deprived of such cool shot.
All the best!
cherryripe (21015) 2006-03-22 12:17
Excellent pov through the tunnel. The b&w sand symmetry renders the shot very graphic. I like the family of 3 right at the end as they make a focal point and accentuate the depth.
zeca (19762) 2006-04-13 1:58
Bela perspectiva, criando interessante dimensão, Isabel! A iluminação está muito bem equilibrada e as três figuras ao final compõem muito bem a fotografia! Legal!
haijekov (189) 2006-05-10 14:33
simply ama-ZING ... can't add more than all those guys added before me but really GREAT
clarita (654) 2006-05-10 14:43
great b/w shot here...i love how symmetrical it is. the silhouettes of people at the end of the tunnel is a nice touch.
feel free to check out my own photo on the moving walkway...reminds me of what you captured here.
s10001in (0) 2006-07-28 1:09
Nice repetation of curves.
Nice selection of B/W.
Great control of light.
agbonavita (0) 2006-10-30 17:12
Isabel, vi essa foto na main page e resolvi vir aqui comentar. Estam fazendo obras no Aeroporto Santos Dumont lá no Rio e a estrutura nova é muito parecida com essa, espero poder tirar uma foto tão bela quanto a sua lá depois.
A escolha por PB foi perfeita e a família de mãos dadas no fim do "tunel" ficou ótimo.
jb06 (150) 2006-10-30 17:40
Great POV, amazing photo. Very Futuristic looking.
golden (2287) 2006-12-09 18:05
Great symmetry. Nice choice of B&W.
sebak (79) 2007-01-06 11:19
Hi, great picture! Well done!
japiey (10163) 2007-04-11 3:41
Hi Isabel. This is a fabulous image.
lukas_wojtek (0) 2007-08-24 3:12
Rewelacyjna symetria i prespektywa. Wydaje mi się, że takie zdjęcia najbardziej oddają nowoczesnej architektury.
cak (4799) 2009-02-13 23:12
it is like a space structure.super image. i want to be there.thank u
gvelosofotos (436) 2009-05-12 20:12
Uma foto para aplaudir de pé.Tudo no lugar certo,bem enquadrado.Parábens.Gil
paura (47166) 2009-05-21 5:16
Lembra alguma coisa como uma visita à um interior de um indutor de motor elétrico, ou alguma estação espacial... Linda imagem.
smash2707 (3216) 2013-01-13 10:51
Excellent perspective and depth in this symmetric composition. Nice choice of B&W which makes the repetition of elements more impressive. I like that you included the people at the end of the tunnel. Happy 2013
- Copyright: Isabel Abreu (Isabelle) (9044)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-01-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Perspective, A pair of photos with contrast II, Photo's to remember [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-30 10:29
- Favorites: 16 [view]