Go Bruins! My niece's kids in Calgary were rooting for the Bruins. Apparently, the Canucks are not well-loved outside of Vancouver?
Why wait? Here's the color version:
D700; 16-35mm F/4 VR; 16mm; 1/1000s @ f/4; +2/3 EV; ISO 200
Here again my vote undoubtedly goes to the color version.
Stronger, more dramatic, serving the dynamic composition well.
The push button+arrow is a nice touch giving directions to the eye, from there to the street car, the people crossing, then to the open sky thanks to the building and clouds...
Like it a lot!
(the b&w version is much more static in comparison, couldn't find a "way in")
(Today's challenge was to use two French (sort of?) words. I made it with ten minutes to spare! )
Back to film for six months to discipline my art!!
P.S. I agree with you.
Matt I Agree With Corlan. The Color Is So Vibrant & Eye Catching! It Really Accentuates The Train & Jumps Out At You! Magnifique!
Brilliant color. Strategic positioning!!Originally Posted by m_driscoll;326540
Why wait? Here's the color version:
This week's trek into the wilderness: Black Mountain -- the north end of Lake George -- Sumit 2400'. I camped at Lapland Pond (about 1 1/2 miles from the summit trail).
This is a view of the mountain (the far one) as I head for the trail. (pic taken ~30mm)
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A foot bridge across one of the small ponds on the trail.
A curiosity - trees growing on one of the many rock formations along the way.
I believe that this is a wild Iris. Found on the trail near the summit.
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I MADE IT!!! View from the summit of Black Mountain of the north end of Lake George.
View to the Southeast of the summit.
An interesting tree growth found along the trail.
Snoopy & Mom...
D700, 105, 1.8 ais
On my way to the summit trail of Black Mountain, I got down in the mud and took this panoramic of the swamp and mountains (Advice: hiking with wet feet is not the best thing that you can do! ).
Picture comprises of 10 photos taken portrait.
Peter: A very cool, atmospheric, portrait. The haze is suggestive of a smoke filled bar?
Rayyan: This version's memorable in it's expressiveness. Did you wonder what he's thinking as you photographed him?
CNovick: Nice progression of photos. The climb appeared to be worth it. Congratulations. The merged panorama is really exceptional!
I usually don't take pictures like this. But, i saw the title of the book, and it seemed like an interesting juxtaposition of physical situation and a broader meaning. In this instance, "The Game" seemed lost to me.
Ashwin Rao, and I, were discussing this same photo today. He and i both agreed that somehow taking a photograph of like this made us feel 'bad" (simple, and my version of our conversation).
We also talked about how Steve is able to develop a rapport with people like this. Sorry, "like this" is all I can think of and it sounds bad. "Less fortunate' also sounds bad. He takes photos of the "less fortunate' that are empathic and bring out their character and humanity. Rayyan's photos, I think through a similar empathy and rapport, also bring out the character and a deeper understanding of the "less fortunate" people he often photographs.
I was reading something this afternoon, after Ashwin and i talked, in Why Photographs Work, a book by George Barr. When it comes to taking photos like this, I'm the "enthusiast photographer" he describes, who drops in and shoots, and it does seem "distasteful". Which, is why i tend not to do it.
Steve and Rayyan are able to create a bond, maybe ever so slight, with their subjects that allows them to photograph "a person, a life, and an attitude", not, just an "interesting face".
I'll go back on my meds, tomorrow.
BTW; the full title of the book in the photo is The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists (by Neil Strauss)
D700; 24-120 f/4 VR; 105mm; 160s @ f/4; ISO 200
I don't "take pictures like this" as well. Nevertheless I fully agree with you in estimating Steve's and Rayyan's pictures of the homeless, the poor, the disabled - resp. the "less fortunate" in general.
The key to credibility of a photographer for me is due to the extent and the manner he is able to honestly identify with their subject and adopt their perspective(s) (be it just for the moment of the capture and "through" the picture - and be it in a more empathetic way or by a more intellectual analytic view). IOW: Is he able to achieve an internal perspective or will he remain in an outsider's view. The latter mostly very close to voyeurism ...
For me it boils down to the simple analogy: Am I able to really speak to that subject or do I plainly talk "about" a person, a personal fate; in this case with my pictures? Probably very close to your statement of Steve's and Rayyan's ability to create a "bond".
For me, it's as well a question of "themes" and "opportunities". If the content of a photograph only depends on opportunity and not on themes, I'm really involved in, "this makes me feel 'bad"" as well, to quote your words.
BTW: I think, it's a great capture. And you indicated, why ...
Best regards - Hermann