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OK, for some reason this has been tagged as digital but it isn't - it was shot on 35mm film.

One from the archives - all the way back to 1988 when I'd just got into photography. It was taken with what was then my pride and joy, a 12 secondhand Praktica. Don't know why I haven't posted it before, it's not a bad little photograph. The gate isn't quite as sharp as it could be - I must have focussed a little too far back, but it's hardly ruinous.

This has been cropped to make the gate more central. #2 shows the uncropped version. I prefer the positioning of the gate in #1 but I like the way that the light filters through the upper branches in #2.

Brand:35mm
Lens:50mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Back in the Day
Username:spaceman spaceman
Uploaded:25 Mar 2011 - 8:57 PM
Tags:Black & white, General
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nellabella
25 Mar 2011 - 9:57 PM

oh i love this! Great play with dark and bright, black and white.

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JohnMeik
JohnMeik  4 Northern Ireland
25 Mar 2011 - 10:45 PM

Lovely image.

john

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spaceman
spaceman  105166 forum posts Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 12:35 PM

Thank you peeps.

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DP_Imagery e2 Member 9DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 11:35 PM

Excellent. I actually prefer v2 gate position as I feel that the more open space to the rh makes me believe the gate is an entrance to what's beyond. In v1 the more central position of the gate makes be feel that the gate is a barrier to what lies beyond. Both versions therefore have there own story to tell so both are very valid . . . just different. Shows what an effect a crop or change of compositional positioning can have.

Bruce

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spaceman
spaceman  105166 forum posts Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 8:08 PM

You're able to see far more in my photographs than I ever can Bruce. And now that you've pointed it out I can see exactly what you mean about the central position of the #1 gate making it look like a barrier. That's something that would never have occurred to me. Thanks Bruce Smile

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Adrian_Reynolds

Love the hard, contrasty, tones Michael, they work well with this scene, also it gives the tree a presence that keeps us fixed firmly in the image, fine work,
Adrian

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spaceman  105166 forum posts Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 8:57 PM

Thank you Adrian.

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2011 - 8:28 AM

I also prefer v2, but for a different reason - I like the complete archway created by the two trees, that frames the pathway beyond the gate -moving the eye beyond and ito the distance - love the grainy texture - very powerful mono Smile
Helen

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spaceman  105166 forum posts Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 9:48 PM

And thank you for this one as well. Smile

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MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2011 - 10:53 PM

Nice shot, Michael, excellent litttle cameras those Praktikas. My first slr was a Praktika Nova (B, if my memory serves me well) back in the 60sSmile
Glad to be back and seeing you sttill posting.
best
Mick

Last Modified By MickS at 13 Sep 2011 - 10:55 PM

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2013 - 11:02 PM

V2 for me its a better POV nice image good mono detail and nice light. I agree nothing wrong with the Praktka I started with a zenith B.
Regards John.

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spaceman  105166 forum posts Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 8:22 PM

Cheers John. And cheers Mick. Apologies for only just noticing your two yr old comment Blush

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