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banned from the pub

By paulstefan  
Still going through a self-enforced no landscape phase..

So, another of my favourite types of photography - b+w street scenes. This was taken in Temple Bar, Dublin this week. Walked around for ages looking for something like this.
Wasn't until I worked on this today that I noticed the smoke trail above his head which I rather like.

Many thanks for looking.
Cheers, Paul

Tags: Black and white

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Comments


AlanBW 10 20 England
27 Apr 2006 1:09AM
Very nice candid shot

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Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 1:10AM
This could also be classified as Photo Journalism! A good capture of street life, lovely tonal quality.
C
lloydee 12 247
27 Apr 2006 1:10AM
very cool b&w candid shot

well done

lloyd
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Apr 2006 1:11AM
cracker
goosed 10 9 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 1:15AM
crackin wee photo you have there. keep it up. great tones.
pcheywood 11 1.3k England
27 Apr 2006 1:18AM
Like this lots, great capture. Wandering around for shots can be very frustrating until you come up with a great image like this.

Paul.
vaughar 12 242 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 1:19AM
very nice B&W scene, that border works well with the ePZ black background too.
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 1:21AM
Cheers folks
Paul..
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 1:27AM
A real classic, Paul. Oozing character and charm. An exceptional image.
TeresaH 11 1.1k United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 1:31AM
Excellent candid. Really good b&w as well.

Teresa
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 1:32AM
I think this is spot on the money..realy realy well taken sir!
rnixon 12 180
27 Apr 2006 1:41AM
Great image. I would love to take this type of picture, but I'm a bit nervous of wandering around with a camera in public places.
Do you always use and SLR, or sometimes something a bit more discrete?
Richard
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
27 Apr 2006 1:44AM
Good stuff ... strong contrast and composition.

Suits BW.

Dave.
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 1:51AM
Thanks All.

Richard - Me discreet? Only occasionally Wink
I always use the DSLR though.

cheers, Paul
CathyT 10 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 1:56AM
Love it
SamM 10 2 Germany
27 Apr 2006 2:00AM
Excellent, very well spotted. What a cracker!
martinw 11 251 England
27 Apr 2006 2:03AM
Full of character and well converted.
Martin
yellowmunky 11 127 1 Wales
27 Apr 2006 2:04AM
Yep... I am liking this one; it's along the theme of the type of thing I'll be pursueing over the next few months.

Top job.

Michael
Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
27 Apr 2006 2:05AM
This is superb! Congratulations on your EC Smile Do you mind me asking how you converted to bw to achieve such a punchy image?
Nic
SueTurner 11 81 3 England
27 Apr 2006 2:05AM
nice one
Sue
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 2:06AM
Thanks All and....

..THANKS PETE Smile)
Much appreciated.

Nic - I nearly always use Gradient Map for my conversions and then lots of layering to adjust the contrast with Curves and Levels.
HTH.

Cheers, Paul
funkeldink Plus
12 1.6k 1 Australia
27 Apr 2006 2:08AM
this is nearly as hot as Bangkok ...amazing mate ..just amazing
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
27 Apr 2006 2:12AM
classic
mattmatic 12 598
27 Apr 2006 2:24AM
Sooooper! (or should I say - "That's grand!")
Matt
markmurton 12 69 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 2:57AM
very well done indeed.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
27 Apr 2006 3:12AM
I suppose you think this is rather good - well so do I Grin))
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 3:28AM
Might do, Cheryl.. Wink

Cheers All,
Paul
Another cracker!
andytvcams 14 10.4k United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 3:40AM
Congratulations Paul,

well deserved.

Andy...
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 4:07AM
Just returned to congratulate you, Paul, on the EC. I hope it becomes POTW.
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 4:08AM
Just returned to congratulate you, Paul, on the EC. I hope it becomes POTW.
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 4:08AM
What the heck....? Sorry, Paul.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
27 Apr 2006 4:36AM
This is a truly amazing capture. The timing is great. It works really well in b/w.

regards
Ken
NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
27 Apr 2006 4:46AM
Terrific shot and congratulations.
covey 11 1.7k Ireland
27 Apr 2006 4:47AM
Great stuff Paul.

T.
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 4:48AM
Cheers All.
Much appreciated.

Are you OK Ian? Wink

Ta, Paul
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
27 Apr 2006 5:38AM
Congrats! Extremely well done and very professional looking. The pose, the contrast.... everything is right.
Patrick
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
27 Apr 2006 6:13AM
grats!

Well deserved!

Jouko
thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
27 Apr 2006 8:02AM
Hi Paul,congratulations on your excellent street scene and i like the smoke trail as well,excellent detail and a well deserved EC,love the b/w,suits the photograph.Take care.AnnSmile
Henchard 11 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 8:34AM
Trawled through a lot of average thumbnails, then this jumped out. Click
Yogendra 12 22 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 9:11AM
Excellent shot, Congratulations on a EC Award, Superb.

Yogendra
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 9:30AM
Thanks guys.
Glad you like this one - maybe I'll have a break from landscapes for a bit longer Wink
Cheers, Paul
cdm36 12 391 7 England
27 Apr 2006 9:39AM
Thats a nice bit of work there Paul Smile.

Chris.
riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
27 Apr 2006 10:57AM
excellent capture and tones
Ceciliat 11 6 Philippines
27 Apr 2006 7:12PM
A superb b/w portrait,a very nice daily life photograph.
Excellent work...Congrats on your well deserved award...
TeresaH 11 1.1k United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 11:31PM
Well deserving of the EC too.
stevie 12 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2006 12:54AM
Superb candid, well done.
Steve
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2006 3:08AM
Thanks folks
Paul..
junglecat 12 12
28 Apr 2006 5:14AM
Brilliant shot this. Great candid with superb composition as well.
croberts 12 2.2k 8 Ireland
28 Apr 2006 7:56AM
feckin' excellent.
stano 11 1 Ireland
28 Apr 2006 8:04AM
well spotted and well taken
martin.w 14 433 22 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2006 12:02PM
Excellent work.
User_Removed 11 132
29 Apr 2006 3:42AM
wonderful image. a very well deserved EC
sten
sugarbird 12 223 South Africa
29 Apr 2006 6:12AM
Excellent...well done
regards
jill
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2006 7:11AM
Thanks All
Paul..
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
29 Apr 2006 11:56PM
Excellent candid image, Paul, congrats on the EC, well deserved and a really punchy b&w

Mari Smile
ovi 12 11 1 Romania
30 Apr 2006 12:50AM
A very realistic street photograph with keeping the vital space between subject and photographer which brings a + as the subject seems to be not desturbed while he's dealing with his cigar in an atmosphere so well captured.A very inspired title and congratulations on EC.
ovi(click).
30 Apr 2006 5:10AM
Excellent, very well spotted
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
30 Apr 2006 10:00AM
very well deserved!!!

ollie
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
2 May 2006 6:32AM
very natural and topical..congrats

jeff
fauxtography 11 6.6k 36
2 May 2006 10:02AM
Stunning tones. A great shot.
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 11:39PM
Thanks All.
Paul..
lauraHB 10 121 Ireland
3 May 2006 7:46AM
Fantastic shot Paul. You would find it hard to get such a character at night time in this place unfortunately.
Laura
bill7 12 3
3 May 2006 11:46PM
Brilliant... absouletly great. Your portfolio is top class. I would have some of your work on my wall anytime.

Billy
future 11 153
5 May 2006 12:31PM
quality Paul, well seen and sell captured. Cheers Chris
rosie42 12 7 Australia
21 Aug 2006 6:07AM
Congratulations - fabulous ...

Susie :o)
fast 11 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2007 2:54AM
Just looking through your folio, this was one that stood out, I think your right in not just doing the landscape stuff.

Urban /people work is more challenging

Really excellent portfolio.

Regards
Ed.

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