Five in a row: Kris' (womble's) go


womble

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 10:33
I wasn't that sure whether to do this or not. Many of my better pictures have already been posted, and in recent years I've been shooting a lot of film on non-Pentax cameras like my FED2 or my Agfa Isolette... One of the reasons I tend to hang out in the US fora more these days is that I can post those photos alongside the Pentax ones in their film threads.

Anyway here I go. There is not theme, just pictures I have either not posted before or have re-edited more recently.

The first image isn't a great image in the 'hang it on my wall' sense, but I am very fond of it as it reminds me of my visit to Sydney last year, and also took some editing to put together as it required merging two versions of the photo at widely different exposure.

Self Portrait in a Large Mirror




Thanks, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
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michaelblue

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 11:21
Wow!
That's an intriguing shot, it took a while to figure out what's going on.
I appreciate a lot is in the shade but it does seem to have a slight blue cast................but, what a brilliant first offering, I'm looking forward to the other 4
Regards,
Michael
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alfpics

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 11:29
michaelblue wrote:
Wow!
That's an intriguing shot, it took a while to figure out what's going on.
I appreciate a lot is in the shade but it does seem to have a slight blue cast................but, what a brilliant first offering, I'm looking forward to the other 4

Same here!
Andy

bforbes

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 23:29
It is an intriguing shot, but my befuddled brain can't work out what's going on. However that just makes me look at it longer!!
Barrie
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K10D

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 00:15
That's a good starter image. Is that a tripod I see infront of the person sitting?

Best regards

womble

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 07:01
K10D wrote:
That's a good starter image. Is that a tripod I see infront of the person sitting?

Best regards

Yup, it is the one I carted around the world. I couldn't have taken this shot without it! I'm standing behind and to the right of it. K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 07:04
A great first shot, Kris.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
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womble

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 08:42
If I had the space and time, I'd have a dark room and be trying all sorts of "alternative processes". Wet collodian anyone? As I don't I have to mimic them, in this case with Nik Effex Analog plug-in for Lightroom 4.



Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

alfpics

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 09:12
And a great 2nd shot Kris.
The composition/ cropping etc is spot on IMO. And the ' alternative digital process' chosen for this works well.
Andy

swarf

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 10:02
As others have noted #1 is really intruiging with so many things to look at and try and figure out what is going on! I think I know, but I'm not confident that i'm not entirely wrong!

#2 - nice composition. Did you use one of the Analog Efex pre-sets?

Phil
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womble

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 10:03
swarf wrote:
As others have noted #1 is really intruiging with so many things to look at and try and figure out what is going on! I think I know, but I'm not confident that i'm not entirely wrong!

#2 - nice composition. Did you use one of the Analog Efex pre-sets?

Phil

#1 is what is says, a giant mirror.
#2 yes. with an adjustment for the out-of-focus bit so the text was clear as it is important for this image.

Thanks, everyone. K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

davidtrout

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 10:20
Intriguing is a good description of #1. Its one of those pictures the eye can explore picking out detail rather than one that hits you in the eye immediately, although the unusual content does demand attention. An original approach to travel photography.
#2 has the feeling of bereavement and loss, not so much because its an image of a grave but because of the artistic treatment you've given it. I wonder if the feeling might have been heightened by leaving a hint of colour in the desaturation process and then (clichéd I know) adding a touch of sepia
David

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Last Edited by davidtrout on 18/11/2014 - 10:21

womble

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 10:49
davidtrout wrote:
Intriguing is a good description of #1. Its one of those pictures the eye can explore picking out detail rather than one that hits you in the eye immediately, although the unusual content does demand attention. An original approach to travel photography.
#2 has the feeling of bereavement and loss, not so much because its an image of a grave but because of the artistic treatment you've given it. I wonder if the feeling might have been heightened by leaving a hint of colour in the desaturation process and then (clichéd I know) adding a touch of sepia
David

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Something like this?



Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

alfpics

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 10:53
Both versions work for me. Something about the 'coldness' of the first image, but this second one perhaps evokes the sentiment on the grave better.
Andy

ears

Link Posted 18/11/2014 - 11:07
A bit late but loving number 1! Have a very similar image from years ago, taken on the steps of the casino in Monaco but with a non-Pentax (and rubbish) camera.

Did you by any chance take one from the other side and facing the opposite direction? The ball is blocking a lot of interesting subjects and it would have been interesting to see the inverse of that image.
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