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Moment in time
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:26:18 »
Tried some snapshots in the manner I don't usually do.

1. Woman in black
2. Human benzene
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 13:30:43 »
Human benzene :)  Great match :)
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 13:32:40 »
Sometimes stars align... You must have spent quite some time until you got that marvel!

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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 13:40:37 »
Human benzene :)  Great match :)

Thank you, Bruno!


Sometimes stars align... You must have spent quite some time until you got that marvel!

Olivier, quite interestingly, "the moment" came right after I had started shooting.   ::)

I would think it is rather impossible to expect such a bizarre moment!   :o
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 13:40:55 »
It looks like a surveilance camera from thriller movie, cool :)
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 13:42:17 »
It looks like a surveilance camera from thriller movie, cool :)

Thank you, Jakov.  I like the way you put it.  :)
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 15:05:28 »
does the lady in black wear even a black aspirator?

the 2nd pic looks like a folk dance group in a circle
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 20:31:28 »
does the lady in black wear even a black aspirator?

the 2nd pic looks like a folk dance group in a circle

Thomas, no, the lady wears a black single-use mask.  The Japanese-made masks are white, and I've heard that the Korean-made ones are black.

The hexagonal formation remineded me of the benzene circle which is kind of a circular dance of the carbon molecule.  :)
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 23:51:48 »
The hexagonal formation remineded me of the benzene circle which is kind of a circular dance of the carbon molecule.  :)

Gee, I wish my teacher of biochemistry would have thought us that, I would have remembered it better (though we still call those "Aromatics" (or whatever the english word)) ::)
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 22:22:21 »
Gee, I wish my teacher of biochemistry would have thought us that, I would have remembered it better (though we still call those "Aromatics" (or whatever the english word)) ::)

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2018, 18:44:23 »
Surprize - people rather than cityscapes.
Delight - the benzene stuff. You caught the instant décisif, it seems. HCB lässt grüssen.
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2018, 19:16:19 »
Surprize - people rather than cityscapes.
Delight - the benzene stuff. You caught the instant décisif, it seems. HCB lässt grüssen.

Thank you, Airy.  These images were shot during the meeting with Jonathan (JJChan here), and I was trying out his style of shooting.

The "benzene" was totally a beginner's luck, I would say.  Aber hoffentlich lächelt HCB.  ;)
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2018, 14:04:40 »
Bleak and striking at the same time,,, interesting ;)
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2018, 15:55:08 »
Akira,
While the second shot was truly a bit of serendipity, the first one in my opinion is not particularly interesting. As the central figure is your subject, I suggest cropping vertically to eliminate the persons on our right of her, which I think tightens up the composition.
Additionally, both shots suffer from a serious lack of contrast.
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Re: Moment in time
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2018, 20:51:57 »
Bleak and striking at the same time,,, interesting ;)

Thank you, Erik!


Akira,
While the second shot was truly a bit of serendipity, the first one in my opinion is not particularly interesting. As the central figure is your subject, I suggest cropping vertically to eliminate the persons on our right of her, which I think tightens up the composition.
Additionally, both shots suffer from a serious lack of contrast.
Robert

Robert, thank you for visiting and your suggestion.

As for the processing, I lowered the contrast intentionally to make them look like the old B&W films shot with the uncoated lenses but I may have done that a bit too far.

As for the first image, I decided to leave the frame uncropped, because other figures placed in radiating manner seemed interesting compositionally.  I'm not sure if it is as effective as I wished.
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