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Old February 1st, 2018, 08:08 AM
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Default Street Monochrome Open Call: My choice, Kirstie on couch

Stret Photograph has been a favorite for street photographers. Today we use a lot of cameras with color. Some have built in film choices. These are very sophisicated.

Here I have shot in color and later used a filter for the conversion.






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Old February 1st, 2018, 08:22 AM
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it is street, it is alpine and it is monochrome ... :-)))


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Old February 1st, 2018, 08:28 AM
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it is street, it is alpine and it is monochrome ... :-)))



I love this surprise! Yes this is apt and novel. I think this is an important part of our great passion that we need to celebrate more!

Film or B&W?

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Stret Photograph has been a favorite for street photographers. Today we use a lot of cameras with color. Some have built in film choices. These are very sophisicated.

Here I have shot in color and later used a filter for the conversion.






Asher Kelman: Kirstie on Abandoned couch!

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Nik Silver Efex Pro for B&W



Looking forward to your Monochrome Street choices!

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it is street, it is alpine and it is monochrome ... :-)))



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Old February 1st, 2018, 06:00 PM
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Stret Photograph has been a favorite for street photographers. Today we use a lot of cameras with color. Some have built in film choices. These are very sophisicated.

Here I have shot in color and later used a filter for the conversion.






Asher Kelman: Kirstie on Abandoned couch!

Fugi GFX GF 32-64 mm
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Nik Silver Efex Pro for B&W



Looking forward to your Monochrome Street choices!

Asher
I imagine the sofa is there to be picked up in the trash? Surely it is not there to sit and watch the world go by, but that would be a great idea!
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Old February 1st, 2018, 06:01 PM
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it is street, it is alpine and it is monochrome ... :-)))


What a great photograph. Very unexpected but so very cool!

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thanks for your kind remarks, the picture was made using a filter by AlienSkin's Exposure.
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Moment of special interests ...



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Moment of special interests ...



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A splendid picture and an old town look. surprising to see wooden steps in front of such a classy structure! Is that a museum, memorial, concert hall or what?

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hi

this was shot during an exhibition event in front of Karlskirche, Vienna. We had a quite spectacular financial scandal (caused by politicians of a regional government) in Austria and some clever students showed for the public, what the financial dimensions of this scandal were in comparison to possibilities of public spending. More informations here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8NM9T5-Dyg
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this one is Vienna at night, showing a very special view on the Gloriette of Schönbrunn Castle



Streets Of Vienna: Reinlgasse with Gloriette by Wolfgang Plattner, on Flickr
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this one is Vienna at night, showing a very special view on the Gloriette of Schönbrunn Castle



Streets Of Vienna: Reinlgasse with Gloriette by Wolfgang Plattner, on Flickr
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A lot af layering of elements so naturally! Superb B&W composition. So good I wouldn't be interested in seeing the original!

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A lot af layering of elements so naturally! Superb B&W composition. So good I wouldn't be interested in seeing the original!

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It mainly black and white, believe me! :-)))
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Repost.






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Repost. Somewhere in China.




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Michael,

These two images are finely done and have an intense concentration of private humanity, each focussed on one individual.





Backstreet

Michael Nagel: A repost: Taken Somewhere in China







Numb

Michael Nagel: Repost: Taken in Germany




Michael,

Allow me to continue! Yes, there are titles, but they ar not over detailed or so specific, but istead lightly "float" below the images, and so dont set interfering boundaries for our minds.

The unique benefit of this kind of art is an open-ended generosity. Here, you, Michael, the artist, do not "box us in" with more description than needed!

There is, after all, already ample posture, presence, context, movement and intensity for us to imagine, on our own, possible motivations, purpose and significance.

The artist has to believe that without further education, we are equipped to appreciate the full richness to the nth of his/her inner mental ideas, exported, this into a two dimensional creation: "The Delivered Photograph". It requires and can stand no editing. It needs no details of how it was conceived or made or even when this came to be created. That is the beauty of the perfect "Arc of Communication" built on trust the artist has in our ability to tune in to what is essentially an exported dream.

This is a case where a "title" would likely as not constrain this freedom we have to explore, consider and allow our minds to drift to these streets and recreate a richer set of circumstances than could be explained.

When the artist leaves gaps, like this, the work speaks less of the craft in making the work, but more of the mind and esthetics behind it. So here are two exceptional examples of an idea from a persons head exported, so that we can grasp the possibilities according to what we bring to his creation.

These pictures both have voices, so they can speak for themselves and what they say, is in part written by you, Michael, the artist, and in part by responses your work evokes.

I hope this description approaches, at least in part, you own thoughts on the subject.



Thanks!

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Leonard Cohen, "There's a crack, a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in!" in "Anthem"
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{...} I hope this description approaches, at least in part, you own thoughts on the subject. {...}
The intention was to have one person - clearly visible but not recognizable. The composition of the picture taken in Germany had formed in my mind before I saw the opportunity. The picture in China just happened - with intended motion blur.



Now this was fooling around with contre-jour, lines and hard contrast:






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The intention was to have one person - clearly visible but not recognizable. The composition of the picture taken in Germany had formed in my mind before I saw the opportunity. The picture in China just happened - with intended motion blur.



Now this was fooling around with contre-jour, lines and hard contrast:






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Yes, Michael,

The second picture, with the fellow moving to the left, is the most agreeable and calming.

This technique is very appealing and you employ it very cleanly and with applomb!

(I also shoot mostly against the light, as you can see in the very first picture, then rescue the shadows. You will also see it in all the "Devoted Friends" images I have recently posted as well as all the pictures of flowers by the new windows I designed for exactly that photographic purpose in my kitchen!)

I see that you end up with far more dramatic finish and the center one especially is worthy to be chosen in a professional competition! If it were only by Bresson you would have a lot more money available to you!

I, unfortunately, seem to sacrifice that drama, too readily and almost "hide" the effect!

Wolfgang Plattner's "Cows in the Road" , (above in post #2), are very effective with this style! Like you, he doesn't fiddle with the shadows and so the images are so bold and get ine's attention effectively.
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