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A struggling Yule

By yellowmunky  
Pontypridd, all stringed up and festive; yet when I nabbed this photo it felt about as festive as, erm... something that's the opposite of festive... grabbed this shot in-between heavy rain showers; a few seconds window before the rain started hitting the lens again....

I'd say it's best viewed large, but i guess if you like sitting with your face next to the monitor, then it will be counter-productive... with that said, large image is optional...

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Architecture Black and white

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ink_weaver 11 133 England
23 Nov 2009 7:59PM
Very nice.


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23 Nov 2009 8:07PM
Excellent shot !

colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
23 Nov 2009 8:31PM
Great image and liked the write up too thanks for sharing Colin
yellowmunky 13 127 1 Wales
23 Nov 2009 8:35PM

Cheers Smile
jonathanfriel 9 11 1 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2009 8:36PM
Nice image... but why aren't you playing around with your torches? I really like your work. I tried to do something similar myself recently but wasn't very successful. It's seems incredibly difficult to get right!
yellowmunky 13 127 1 Wales
23 Nov 2009 8:44PM
Thanks Jonathan Grin

Just to set the balance, I had a new 'type of' torch delivered today... just need to customise it tonight and venture out over the next few nights with it and my bag-o-torches Grin
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
23 Nov 2009 9:55PM
Never seen Ponty look so festive. Love the composition and clarity
oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2009 10:52PM
Ive been trying to get a shot along these lines for a while ,with a cobbled street nearby ,just like the reflective qualities coming off the rd .Smile
bonus having the chrimbo lights above Smile
davey_griffo 8 213 165 England
24 Nov 2009 7:03AM
There's a lot that's wrong with this shot. The angle's not quite enough to be "quirky", the lens distortion at the edge makes the car look wrong, possibly even the converging verticals, but put them together, & you have a superb shot.

Well worth waiting for a window in the rain. The reflections on the wet cobbles are greatm & the exposure's perfect. But then, with your experience in painting with light, I'm sure the exposure was never going to be a problem.

Actually, I was thinking it's nice to see you doing something different for a change. Much as I like your light paintings, your other work is excellent too.
yellowmunky 13 127 1 Wales
24 Nov 2009 2:57PM
Bodiewil, despite the lights, I still didn't get the festive 'feel' to Ponty. Despite the place not being too far away from me, it always seems to change every time I visit

Oll1e, cheers amigo.

Davey, I'm a big fan of exaggerated angles and a big fan of wide lenses; as you've picked out, this shot will never be perfectly linear unless I make editing adjustments, which only works if I am telling a different visual story. I'm glad you like the pic dude, and especially thankful for your previous support on my light work Smile Cheers amigo Smile

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