This is my fourth picture from my Vancouver Urban series.
I was taking pics of that reflection on the street when I saw this couple coming my way. I raised my cam up over my head and waited for them to come past. The focus remains on the lights on the street, but the I think the couple adds to the pensiveness of the shot. I leave the interpretations of this to you. ;-)
I wasn't sure about whether or not to post this as a colour or b/w pic. In the last minite I chose colour because the colour wasn't too dominant and it adds a little gloss to an otherwise dark pic. To see the other version click here: B/W version
Post-pro: I made diff selections and copied to diff layers, levels, curves, and sharpening done for each.
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avis2avis (4264) 2004-10-21 11:03
I like the way you have included the two charaters at the extreme right bottom corner of the frame as they are almost about to exit. Thats a nice touch. But there needs to be a greater more interesting subject on the left to give substance to this shot IMO.
freddd (435) 2004-10-21 22:51
Amazing composition and brillant colors. In fact, no elements are really interesting alone, but all together they complete themself very graphicaly. Very interesting shot!
MKING (3054) 2004-10-23 12:13
This must have been a nightmare to post process mate, when I run into something with this amount of variation I sit on it for weeks...
I like the colour version best. There aren't many colours here but they help to differentiate the couple from their surroundings in a way that shades of grey cannot. I like the composition best, though, you've made great use of the wide angle by having those shadows stretch across the street linking the backdrop to the meter.
If I was feeling nuts I would have blasted them with a burst of off-camera flash, not TTL balanced with the background but a real blast, reminiscent of 1940s photojournalism where the flash bulb had two settings; 'on' and 'off'. But that would have yielded a very different picture... (and probably wouldn't have worked) ;)
joseelias (0) 2004-11-09 8:20
In this one i think color is best. Not because the color itself but by the incredible smoothness it has. I continue to be amazed with your work over the colors. Do they come out of the camera like this or do you make some kind o special PP?
Here I like the darkness and the intimacy feeling the couple brings to the photo. Great placement of them in the composition.
In my inicial posting in the forums about mu website I forgot to include you in the thankings... Sorry about that... It was all made in a hurry.
But I thanked you later anyway...
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3071)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-5050Z, 35-105mm, @ ISO 64
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Vancouver Urban [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-21 10:08