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Mr & Mrs Eiger

By Spirit
Mrs Eiger waits with her usual distain as the servile Mr Eiger struggles to get served at the bar. Taken at a technical rehearsal of "Two" by Jim Cartwright. Performed by Urban Stage Theatre Group, Salford in Sept '09.

Tags: Portraits and people

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JohnRShort 17 25 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2010 10:51PM
deserves clicks, great composition and you can almost feel the atmosphere
BrianSS 14 418 41 England
26 Jan 2010 11:08PM

Quote:Deserves clicks, great composition and you can almost feel the atmosphere
I agree completely & the DOF is spot on!
QuinnyA 11 59 Australia
27 Jan 2010 1:13AM
What a great shot especially when you are not totally in control of lighting and props. The expression on her face is great and really sets the tone of the whole scene. A few objects I feel interfere, mainly behind the woman. Just so you do not have to go through the whole thing have put a mod up - so you can see the effect.

Love it - Cheers Andy
CathR 14 151 564 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2010 2:17PM
A big welcome to EPZ Paul and thanks for the upload.

The shot works very well. I do not know the play but the shot portrays very well the situation you describe. I particularly like the out of focus Mr Eiger who is literally merging into the background. Mrs Eiger is very well captured, that expression could certainly stop you in your tracks. The exposure etc has all come out very well, particularly as taking shots of a stage scene is not easy.

I like Andy's mod.

Great first upload, hope you enjoy the site.

Best wishes

Spirit 11 10 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2010 3:39PM
This is great. Thanks for the very warm welcome and all the comments.

Andy - thanks very much for the mod. I very much took the stage set "as is" , which of course I shouldn't. I need to go through the others in this series with a similar view.

Looking forward to having a look at your pictures and uploading another of my own later on

NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 11:09PM
hello and welcome to epz.
great first upload, to be sure its not the most popular of subjects on this site but i like it and appreciate the content.

this contains a nice juxtaposition of characters, well balanced and good expression.
maybe the crops a little tight and the overall lighting slightly flat and lacking contrast but it has a sort of timeless charm that i find pretty compelling.

i think that it would also be worth experimenting with a mono version as i feel that its maximum potential may lie in that direction.

best regards,
12 Feb 2010 11:43AM
I like the shot and the composition. Removing that bit of white to the right of shot helps but I don't think moving the chair makes all that much difference.

To my eye it looks a bit cold so I think it might have a bit of a blue cast and I think the exposure could stand a bit of brightening, which might help separate her coat and collar. You can see separation in the B&W mod and it helps.

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