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For the Black and White challenge.
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
1069x926px 317.68 KB
Make
Eastman Kodak Company
Model
Picture Maker G3
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Aperture
F/20.0
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 18, 2006, 7:06:29 PM
Published:
© 2006 - 2020 now-voyager
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SanityError's avatar
I think piece stands out as being very different from the rest of your gallery. Almost all of your other shots show something living - whether it be nature, animals, or people... and this one is devoid of that.

I really love this; it has a zen-like feeling to it. The angles and lines are simply amazing.


[I like the original picture of this as well, though am fond of this version much more.]
now-voyager's avatar
Thanks - I have been thinking about your comments all day and I think I never quite saw all my shots as being of living things. Never gave it a second thought as I was trying to focus on shooting what came natural while I learn photography (I am very new to this). I have been looking at things a bit differently today - I think that is good. I owe you one!
SanityError's avatar
It's always great to have new perspectives, especially when it comes to art. Keep up the amazing work; you really have an eye for seeing beautiful things and a talent at capturing them!
now-voyager's avatar
You are very kind - thank you! I'll do my best. :hug:
photonig's avatar
Great shot . Reminds me of that Sci Fi film 'Macbeth' by Wilhelm Shakedagger
now-voyager's avatar
Everyone is seeing a sci fi movie in this... At first I was kinda seeing a Blade Runner kind of look. It appears futuristic because of the clean lines and stark contrast maybe.

Thanks for the compliment - I'm glad you like it.
photonig's avatar
I do like it, but 'Macbeth?' 'Wilhelm Shakedagger?'
now-voyager's avatar
Ya - that... well.... just a minute - need some :coffeecup: and to do a little :reading: oh ya, need a little :sleep: Okay - better now.

Yes, I love dear Mr. Shakedagger. I remember this line from one of his more famous works:

My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words
Of that tongue's utterance, yet I know the sound:
Art thou not Nigel and a Boydell?
photonig's avatar
You cultured person, you. But remember. Women shouldn't try to learn too much because their brains aren't built for knowledge and they tend to overheat. You would be better just sticking to the washing and ironing and bringing up the kids. Simple things like that.
now-voyager's avatar
If I run into any women, I'll let them know! hahahahahaha :alientwo: Hey - you seen Ted lately??? :mwahaha:
photonig's avatar
I tried to make 'Ted' into my new avatar, but DA won't let me. I might try again. He is numero uno, when he is behaving himself and keeping off the falling down water.
now-voyager's avatar
Well, I've been away for a time and I have returned to find that Ted has replaced my beloved Nigel (with the "N" sticking out of his forehead...) Should you put a "T" in little Teddy's cheek?

But seriously - I can't decide which one of you I want to turn me down next time I propose marriage.... :heart: Torn between two lovers... :sing:
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andyslade's avatar
Nice work madame...I'm with Gav - the preview looks slightly different to the full view work, but still a great composition. :-)
now-voyager's avatar
Thank you - it is an interesting piece... I feel like someone else made it!
UrbanRural-Photo's avatar
This is an awesome capture. Well done black and white. I love the white around the windows. Looks like something in the movie Tron.
now-voyager's avatar
Thank you - some one else mentioned Tron - I never saw it, but I have seen scenes from it, so I get the general idea of what you guys are saying. Glad you like this one - I had my doubts...
UrbanRural-Photo's avatar
It is an awesome capture. You did well there. If you are into Sci-Fi you should pick up Tron. It's a classic.
now-voyager's avatar
Love Sci Fi - used to be all I ever read... When I had my kids I kinda stopped watching movies and tv for about 8 years! Missed a lot of the 90's... Need to get caught up - I'll watch it when the kids go back to school. Thanks.
onyx26's avatar
Very interesting shot. I love the shapes, lines and 'shadows' that you've got here. It's certainly a unique image.

The preview seems to work better than full-view for some reason.
now-voyager's avatar
The angles bother me - on the right hand side... I'd be happier with this if I knew what I wanted ultimately. I am definately outside of my comfort zone here. If I put up the original, untouched pic in scraps, would you comment? I just know that I like the original shot - maybe that is all I should have put up.
onyx26's avatar
Of course I will. Am away from home at the moment so might not reply straight away, but I'll get to it soon.

I can see what you mean about the right-hand side, but my focus is always drawn to the left so hadn't really noticed before. Would be interesting to see the original though.
now-voyager's avatar
Ok - finally putting the original up. Look in scraps - the only thing I have changed on it is the size and the file name. Look forward to comments when you have the time. Thank you!! :)
onyx26's avatar
This really is a tough one! I like the pic and it evokes lots of futuristic thoughts. What I don't like is that the full-size pic has lots of distortion where it should be pure black. You mentioned the angle and I agree with that comment. I notice the original was a different angle and I think I prefer it like that.

Overall I think the original pic is good in its own rights. If you have time then it might be worth trying this again and perhaps doing a few versions. If you can work out what it is that you don't like about this pic then you'll have learnt a lot!
now-voyager's avatar
Check out "Watcher" - I created it in response this email. Hope you like it - I entered it in =surrealeye's challenge...

And yes - I did learn a lot in re-doing this. I didn't like that none of the angles were perpendicular - so I rotated it so that the corner (you can't see it - it is implied) where the two walls meet is perpendicular to the floor. Then the angles of the windows were more acceptable to me. Other problem was that big black space at the lower left. I didn't want to crop the pic - then it loses it's "feel" for for me - so I borrowed a friend's image and put it in that space... then I was happy! Thanks for the motivation! :hug:
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