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the lonely walker

By frz67
hi all,
the first snow of the season arrived in town last friday! Grin
so happy about it, I'm a kid, I know
I didn't miss the opportunity, of course, to take some shot with my lb....

thanks for looking and have a great day

francesco

Tags: Street photography Black and white Lensbaby composer proandsweet 35

Voters: nonur, wrinkles, gwynn56 and 17 more


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nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
11 Dec 2012 11:06AM
Wonderful compo, great low-key B&W photo!

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
11 Dec 2012 11:36AM
we got some in Amsterdam/Germany on Friday...nice to see, but very cold WinkGrin

like the snow in the lamplight...I think I have a shot like that but have over 300 images to work through!!! (and that was jut in 4 days!!)
SlowSong Plus
7 6.1k 29 England
11 Dec 2012 11:58AM
The darkness surrounding the building adds to the coldness and bleak weather.
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mrswoolybill Plus
9 902 1445 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 1:05PM
A personal spotlight for one lonely umbrella.
Moira
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
11 Dec 2012 1:43PM

Quote:A personal spotlight for one lonely umbrella.
Moira



I agree, Ken.
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
11 Dec 2012 3:22PM
Yes, Moira's comment is spot on. I also like the strong contrasts between the light and dark in this one.

We woke to -3C this AM, but no snow. The snow might make me feel like a kid again.........maybe....

Anne
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 4:13PM
Snow makes me feel like a child again, too.
I always hated the cold, wet white stuff, especially when my father taught my brother to stuff handfuls of it down my neck. I still hate it Sad
BUT - I have to agree that it makes for some excellent photographic ideas, this being one. It seems to be gathering in a deliberate shower just below the lamp, ready to pounce on the umbrella. A film noir treatment for the unfortunate person below!
Excellent LB work, Francesco.
Regards
Bill
11 Dec 2012 4:40PM
I like the image. the processing is great. The tone is really "noir". I can't work out why the lights on the doors/windows are so blurred at the sides of the image though? How do you get that effect ?... Peter
I really like photography like this. Really nice, Well done.

Mick
frz67 6 10 32 Italy
11 Dec 2012 7:58PM
Thank you all
Peter, the shot was taken with a Lensbaby lens (if you google it, you'll find the Lensbaby homepage with plenty of details about these lenses). There's no PS effect at all.
in few words the lense focuses only one point whitin the frame of the camera and not a plane as in 'normal' lenses. the rest of the image is radially blurred towards the focus point, aka sweet spot.
thanks for asking

francesco
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
15 Dec 2012 11:05PM
excellent observation.perfect timing and low light photography

street photography at its best

ollie
16 Dec 2012 5:47AM
like the atmosphere here
LexEquine 10 19 United States
5 Apr 2013 2:16PM
Wonderful Light, Tones, & Compo ~ Peter

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