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By spaceman
Felt like doing something different, something that I hadn't done before and decided to have a go at handheld night photography courtesy of some ISO 3200 film.

For this one I exposed for the shop window so that the passers-by would be silhouetted, except for the girl on the phone.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Traditional darkroom Black and white

Voters: mrswoolybill, woolybill1, DeletedMyAccount and 17 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 984 1498 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2009 8:53PM
The theatre of the street. Love all three, in different ways. V3 is rather special.

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spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
16 Mar 2009 10:32PM
Thank you Moira.
16 Mar 2009 11:06PM
Lovely set of shots, a bit different and well taken.

DP_Imagery Plus
12 24 6 Wales
16 Mar 2009 11:29PM
Super series - v1 is wonderful indeed. Good to see you posting again.

drewd 11 31 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2009 11:31AM
Nice set of street shots.

I have a couple of rolls of ilford 3200 in my bag, I must get round to using them...
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
17 Mar 2009 9:32PM
Thank you folks.
imagio 10 12 1 England
19 Mar 2009 3:17PM
Good street work..

spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
19 Mar 2009 8:33PM
Thank you Bernie.
MickS 11 23 14 England
23 Mar 2009 8:25PM
Watcha Michael,
very well taken, excellent vision of the silhouettes against the shop lights.

sepia/blue, that's how platinum works, on a very subdued level, the first pic in my St Andrews in the snow is a not bad example. The best example is the expensive pic, you know, the one that sold at auction for about $2.4 million, this was enhanced because, if my memory serves me well (whoops, Bob Dylan moment) it is a platinum print over cyanotype.
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
24 Mar 2009 1:29AM
I'm fascinated by that $2.4million photograph Mick - any idea where I might be able to see it?
MickS 11 23 14 England
24 Mar 2009 12:51PM
Watcha Michael,

try Edward Steichen in google, I think it may be called the Pond and Moonlight. Now not sure that it is P over C but a 3 run gum bichromate.
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
26 Mar 2009 1:23AM
Cheers Mick, just been reading about him on Wiki - some very interesting work. It's called the The Pond-Moonlight and sold for $2.9M. You're right, there are three of them.
26 Jun 2009 7:18PM
Great city night atmosphere in that picture.
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
28 Jun 2009 1:50AM
Thanks Francois, that's exactly the look I was looking for.
jeanmarie 7 12 England
1 Aug 2009 1:42AM
a great set of street shots, I like especially v1. jeanette
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
1 Aug 2009 12:49PM
Thank you Jeanette. This pic has become one of my favourites as well.
Strobe 9 1.3k United States
9 May 2010 3:53PM
This is fantastic, I love the grain
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
10 May 2010 1:06AM
Cheers Marc. Grain is generally considered to be a no-no in the digital age but I think it can be very effective for the right shot.
Ezo 6 7 England
5 Aug 2010 1:27PM
Just looking at your portfolio Michael and this shot took my eye straight away. Well done you've got a nice set there.
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
6 Aug 2010 1:45AM
Thank you Antony.
John_Humphreys 10 69 2 Ireland
23 Aug 2010 10:31PM
V3 is a very good shot. John
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
26 Aug 2010 5:44PM
Quite a lot of people have taken a shine to that one. Thanks John.

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