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This is my interpretation of Edward Hopper's iconic 1942 painting, Nighthawks.

This is the Portfolio Coffeehouse in Long Beach, California. This is a blind shot. I held the camera over my right shoulder to shoot surreptitiously.

-=\Walter
PS A big thank you to Mark (marktc) for his UA on my previous upload.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 May 2013 - 9:42 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/1.8
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:4000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Homage to Nighthawks
Username:gajewski gajewski
Uploaded:15 May 2013 - 6:52 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:33

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 6:56 AM

A fascinating candid shot.

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Take-a-View
15 May 2013 - 7:16 AM

Liked your mono version but think this works even better in colour and good interpretation of Hopper.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104025 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 7:41 AM

a totally different dimension to yesterday's mono...has a much warmer tone....perhaps I might remove the guy in the bg...he seems to be acting as Gooseberry WinkGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 8:14 AM

Excellent interpretation, Walter. The composition on this version is a lot stronger and I do like the warm tones.

Dave

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:05 AM

Like the warm tones the electric light has given this Walter.
Regards Richard

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
15 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

Warm light and tones. An excellent capture.
Effrossini

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 12:49 PM

Prefer this to the mono. It is a different view also. Those little green lights near the bottom, I'm not sure what they are. .....Sandy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 1:18 PM

I agree with most of the above, the inclusion of the third person adds much to the image---wonder if they were all chatting?

The warmth and color looks good here!

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 6:42 PM


Quote: Prefer this to the mono. It is a different view also. Those little green lights near the bottom, I'm not sure what they are. .....Sandy

Sandy -- I've been noticing that as well. I suspect it is something related to lens flare that we often see when somebody is shooting into the sun. I've been seeing it in my work under these circumstances:
-- using the 50 mm prime lens
-- shooting wide open (f1.8)
-- shooting in very low light with some bright light source near the top of the image.

What happens is that the bright light source is repeated as a flare near the bottom of the image -- although upside down and reversed from left to right.
It is most apparent in this shot http://www.ephotozine.com/user/gajewski-24578/gallery/photo/nachtmusik-32913280
You can see a mysterious blue rectangle that is actually an outline of that "open" sign near the top of the picture.
-=\Walter

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

Warm and inviting Walter, but the mood was better in the mono version. A great shot with a super interpretation of the original bought bang up to date. Marvellous.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 10:48 PM

A lovely warm candid shot Walter..Lin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3187 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 12:04 AM

Yes, I prefer it to the other one. There was a lot of space between the couple and the pickup . Here the arch is sort of a horizontal lead in.
Your flare might be a freaky uv filter or some smear on the rear of the lens. Or it is the ghost of a punter who died I this cafe in 1924 over an overdose of strong arabica with moonshine.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 12:11 AM


Quote: Yes, I prefer it to the other one. There was a lot of space between the couple and the pickup . Here the arch is sort of a horizontal lead in.
Your flare might be a freaky uv filter or some smear on the rear of the lens. Or it is the ghost of a punter who died I this cafe in 1924 over an overdose of strong arabica with moonshine.

Yes -- the ghost of a punter. The coffee in the 20's could do that to you.
-=\W.

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

hi Walter, love the atmosphere and play between the 3. also 3 lights, l shape of frames on top l. great work, si t

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2013 - 6:51 PM

Top of the class with you......

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 4:05 PM

Good story telling image - again, a lot to see and take in - all sorts of imaginings going on in my headGrin

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2013 - 6:35 PM

'superstitiously' .. did you mean that ? lol
Love this shot Walter, very well done.

B.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2013 - 6:38 PM


Quote: 'superstitiously' .. did you mean that ? lol
Love this shot Walter, very well done.

B.

Ooops -- that was supposed to be "surreptitiously ."

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