Posts tagged “Street photography

Windshield Reflections (Three Photographs)

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One thing I discovered during a recent car show were the reflections in the car windshields. Interesting abstractions and distortions, that time and opportunity permitting I will try again.


Modernist Pueblo Style (Two Photographs)

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I have taken a number of urban walks looking for interesting subjects and then thinking about the processing. There are several famous black and white photos of the South Western Pueblos (native communities). Given the age of those photos I doubt one could find a film to replicate the feel. But as I was taking these photographs it struck me that I might be able to duplicate that effect by tweaking the contrast and detail.


Cars in Black and White (Three Photographs)

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Old cars lend themselves to a sort of cinematic approach, higher contrast, brighter, lighter shadows, and loads of detail. The shot of the interior of the car shows this off well. The Thunderbird shows the added element of drama, and the engine a detail with a lot of tonality.


A Constant Amazement (Two Photographs)

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If anyone is wondering why I post the same photograph in color and black and white, these photos should explain the reason.  They say that some photos need color and others are best viewed in tones. It is equally true that a color and black and white photograph of the same scene can result in two very different images. This is one case, where there are two very different outcomes and my inclination is for monochrome.


Doorways (Three Photographs)

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Like many photographers, I have been taking photographs of doorways for a long time. The fascination lies not just in what is beyond the threshold but also in the stories they tell. An old pub with its now forgotten rules, an avant-garde shop, and the embellishment of an apartment doorway tell stories.


Remembrance of Things Past (Two Photographs)

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The color version of this photo was just too vibrant for my tastes. You have to give credit to the person who created this scene, plastic fries and all. Given the outrageous color, I am far more comfortable with the Black and White, which leaves little to the imagination and tones down the fluorescent orange. A lesson I have learned about color is that it can overwhelm and sometimes detracts from the broader picture or other details like the dice hanging from the mirror.

 


Angles and Such (Two Photographs)

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Going for odd angles and shapes is something I have done a lot of when doing photography in the city. I tried this with the cars, seeing through things, teasing a larger picture. That said, in these photos, I removed a few heads and other oddities to clean up the compositions.