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The grab, the girders & Warren's black eye

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Defying all logic, I took the Lensbaby to the demolition site. I realise that I see different things when Iím using it...
V4: Warren turned up the day after the Bank Holiday weekend with the most spectacular black eye Iíve ever seen. He insisted that he got it while refereeing an under-10sí football match.
Nobody believed him.
That day he was trusted with nothing more demanding than holding the hose to damp down the dust.
My apologies for very little time on the site at present, real life keeps intruding...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Lensbaby Composer
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Apr 2011 - 10:15 AM
Focal Length:50mm, allegedly
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Trial and error
Flash:No Flash
Title:The grab, the girders & Warren's black eye
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:10 May 2011 - 8:01 AM
Tags:Black & white, Lensbaby composer, Photo journalism
Votes:44
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 8:09 AM

A case of crash ,bang, wallopWink Moira. Ron.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 8:51 AM

Excellent series of images Moira.

Hugh

frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 9:03 AM

beautiful set Moira, excellent bending and focus.
the sense of "oh my god, everything is falling down" is perfectly rendered with the LB.
I'm a bit worry if a bunch of 10 years old boys can give you a thrashing like this.
real life is always dispersive! SmileWink

francesco

Adrian_Reynolds
10 May 2011 - 9:27 AM

You've used the LB to great effect Moira, almost like motion blur, gives the digger a more sinister destructive feel,
fine set of a rather more artistic documentation of the demolition,
Adrian

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 10:24 AM

Actually like the lensbaby ...and as for the black eye ... mmmmmm

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 10:32 AM

It has a look of finality Moira.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64341 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 10:50 AM

The LB gives some unusual and interesting images of the building site. They'll fit in nicely with the more documentary type shots.
Chris

davewaine
davewaine  7115 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

It's that optical infant again. Does a Lensbaby Composer provide a musical accompaniment to your photography? Now that might be a really original twist if it does.

Dave

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 12:01 PM

I do believe Warrens story Moira.A friend of mine used to manage an under 10 football team,and the matches could be very wild affairs indeed.Not from the kids,but from the spectating parents !! If you ask Warren,I bet he will tell you he got it from a father because he never awarded a penalty when his son was brought down in the box !!
Mick.

Dg
Dg  31 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 12:21 PM

the lensbaby were an excellent idea, the distortion adds so much dynamism to the shots. an inspired choice, as well as the mono.

gingerdelight
10 May 2011 - 12:30 PM


Quote: The lensbaby were an excellent idea, the distortion adds so much dynamism to the shots. an inspired choice, as well as the mono.

I couldn't agree more! Excellent images Moira.
Carol
PS: great black eye too!

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 12:57 PM

For me, V3 conveys the spirit of the demolition.....the going into nothingness of a once vibrant building.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 2:11 PM

These are excellent Moira. I can hear that machine and see the swoosh of it battering that buillding. V2, here it comes again. V3 getting closer. V4 get out of the way. Such a good idea taking that LB to the site............Sandy

pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 - 4:31 PM

Nice set of images Moira, i like the blur effect.. Peter

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 4:55 PM


Quote: A case of crash ,bang, wallopWink Moira. Ron.

Couldn't have put it better myself! Smile
Barbara

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 5:27 PM

Great set, Moira, and the Lensbaby really adds a sense of movement Smile
Trev Smile

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 5:27 PM

Having heard about junior football matches . . .
Good series.
jon

kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 8:57 PM

Great use of the lensbaby Moira.

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 9:07 PM

Fleeting glances of work in progress. nice work Moira

Bernie

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 9:42 PM

Perfect use of the LB - it gives a sense of movement, of clouds of dust, or energy. V1 is particularly good. Did you whistle at Warren to get him to turn round, showing his black eye? Wink
Theresa

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 9:56 PM

Love the effect of LB, and I especially like v1 and v2.
regards
Yung

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 5:59 AM

And the walls came tumbling down...

Dougie

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 7:32 AM

Plenty of action demolition well under way - and what a shiner!!!Smile

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 2:09 PM

'Very "Zen-like feeling" to these excellent reportage monochrome images,' Moira. Great work with that Lens Baby optic.

Ciao...Peter Wink

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 5:20 PM

a great (Lensbaby)set Grin

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
10 Jun 2011 - 7:30 PM

esp. love #3

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