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Images => People, Portraits, Street, PJ & Cityscapes => Topic started by: Akira on November 15, 2018, 12:26:18

Title: Moment in time
Post by: Akira 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
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 15, 2018, 13:30:43
Human benzene :)  Great match :)
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Post by: Olivier on November 15, 2018, 13:32:40
Sometimes stars align... You must have spent quite some time until you got that marvel!
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Akira 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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Post by: Jakov Minić on November 15, 2018, 13:40:55
It looks like a surveilance camera from thriller movie, cool :)
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Akira 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.  :)
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Thomas Stellwag 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
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Akira 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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Post by: Jacques Pochoy 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)) ::)
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Akira 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
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Airy 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.
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Akira 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.  ;)
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Erik Lund on November 19, 2018, 14:04:40
Bleak and striking at the same time,,, interesting ;)
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Post by: RBSinTo 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.
Robert
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Akira 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.
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Akira on February 04, 2020, 08:33:39
Here are new additions under the same theme.  The fist wan was posted to another thread previously, and the second one was shot yesterday.
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Post by: JJChan on February 09, 2020, 01:02:54
Beautiful work Akira - thank you for posting
Title: Re: Moment in time
Post by: Akira on February 09, 2020, 01:06:10
Beautiful work Akira - thank you for posting

Thank you, JJ!  This theme is not of my specialty, but I'll post slowly whenever I get appropriate images.
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Post by: JJChan on February 09, 2020, 13:50:06
I'll add 2 from last week in Singapore
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Post by: CS on February 09, 2020, 17:36:56
Here are new additions under the same theme.  The fist wan was posted to another thread previously, and the second one was shot yesterday.

I'm having trouble in deciding which image I like best, Akira.

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Post by: pluton on February 09, 2020, 19:46:14
This is an interesting series, Akira.  I regard DSF 3341 as my favorite so far. 
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Post by: Akira on February 09, 2020, 20:57:02
I'll add 2 from last week in Singapore

JJ, thank you for your contribution.  I know that your usual style of photography would suit the theme better than mine.  :)


I'm having trouble in deciding which image I like best, Akira.

Carl, I hope I can manage to keep you in trouble though this thread.  :D


This is an interesting series, Akira.  I regard DSF 3341 as my favorite so far. 

Keith, thank you for your comment.  I'm glad to know that there is a favorite of yours.