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Gothic

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  • Casual portrait

    Thank you for your useful suggetions and mods.
    I rarely use auto (generally when something catches me by surprise and I have no time to adjust settings) but this was another experiment to find out camera possibilities. Honestly, I liked the result but I agree that it is not as clear as it should be, due to the slow shutter speed and that I didn't use a tripod this time.
    I don´t use PS or CR, I edit my photos using Lightroom only.
    Thank you Moira and dudler, so kind of you.
    Greetings.

    Vendel.
    • 28 Jan 2015 3:34PM
  • El Rosedal

    Thank you Britchie, so kind of you Smile
    • 28 Jan 2015 2:18AM
  • Four strings

    Thank you both mudge and Tanya, your comments are very welcome Smile
    What I wanted to show here was just that, a guy playing the bass guitar, trying to focus the attention on the instrument itself more than on the guy so I used that aperture to leave him out of focus. The photo was originally going to be used in an ad and it's still on the making so I wanted to hear some opinions before.
    I like the crop you both did and a more intense contrast also, helps the image to show more 'volume' and eliminates that flatness that mudge mentions.
    Thank you very much for your help Grin
    • 23 Jan 2015 3:52PM
  • Time

    Thank you very much Britchie. Greetings.

    Vendel.
    • 21 Jan 2015 12:55AM
  • There's nothing, but oblivion.

    Yes, that bird makes the landscape creepy... I like it. Smile
    • 17 Jan 2015 10:42PM
  • SP

    Thank you people for your suggestions.
    Moira, as I said, it is not an original idea but it was strange how it came up to my mind: I didn´t know ANY of the similar images like that of the great Björk for instance. But when I uploaded it to my facebook profile, a good friend of mine sent me a similar one of the Chilean poet and author Nicanor Parra in an almost exact pose like this! http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.museodelamemoria.cl/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/nicanor_parra.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.museodelamemoria.cl/museo-de-la-memoria-saluda-al-poeta-nicanor-parra-con-motivo-de-la-entrega-del-premio-cervantes/&h=260&w=650&tbnid=fHVH8r6SAp2GiM:&zoom=1&docid=gBvW6h4fb3gmlM&ei=wAq5VKfWHrXasAScq4CwAg&tbm=isch&ved=0CE4QMyhGMEY4ZA I swear I had not seen them before, and that still sounds strange to me.
    At the moment I made this this SP I was trying to express how I see and feel myself: a shy, introvert person to whom it's sometimes difficult to get in touch with others, but capable of observing and seeing around with a critical eye. That's it, and I thought this was the image that best conveyed to that purpouse.
    And the event made me re-think about several things: What are the mind proccesses that rule our mind when we work? How do they work precisely? How does our brain proccess information and how do we use that info concious or unconciously? (Yeah, I'm trying to get those Michael Freeman's books you mentioned in your blog).
    As a result of this, I started to read about Nicanor Parra's writings (still living, 100 years old!) and that resulted in a fantastic literary discovery of a man with an admiring personality and talent.
    That's life.
    Thank you all.

    Vendel.
    • 16 Jan 2015 1:25PM
  • Zooming

    You know, there are those photographs that you take having a clear crystal idea in mind, and then... there are these ones, those that you take with no purpouse at all but experimenting. Maybe because you got new gear or just for fun, and this the case. I liked the result, it gave me an impression or vertigo and movement as this kind of effect usually suggests. Later, I used it for a facebook page I started (Humans of Montevideo, you're welcome to visit it) and made it the avatar. That was its final destination, and I had to use a squared format there, trying to locate the zoom center in the down right side.
    I chose the balanced angle of the camera to break the monotony of the image and give a little bit more of movement sensation.
    I actually don't think you have to take a photograph with a different purpouse than pleasing your own aesthetics principles. Of course you must if you are working for a client, that's clearly a different situation and rules, but as an artistic activity I think aesthetics comes first and you can do it just for the pleasure of watching a beatiful, harmonic image.
    Thank all for your comments, very useful as they always are Grin
    • 15 Jan 2015 2:57PM
  • Fantastic PF Alison. I particularly like the 'dark' images, great ones. Congrats Smile
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    • 15 Jan 2015 4:09PM