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« on: January 11, 2013, 11:05:13 PM »
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Was helping a friend move some stuff from her storage shed when I saw this guy on a ladder outside the unit...had to hustle back to the truck and get my camera and was able to pop two quick shots before he came down and moved the ladder. Kind of reminds me of Morgan Freeman in the last "Oh God" movie.

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 11:47:14 PM »
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Well seen!

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 01:24:12 AM »
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One of your better ones Chris.

Simple is often best.

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 03:48:11 AM »
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Chris,

I don't usually like suggestions on other's photographs, but I did something accidently just now that got me thinking about your shot.

I was scrolling upwards, and the screen cut the image just inside the dark area below the light patch on which sits the foot of the ladder. For me, it instantly made a tighter, much more focussed and less complicated picture. If the EXIT was made more legible it would create an even stronger sense of the guy clˇmbing out of this world and up into the unknown.

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 07:56:09 AM »
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I dimmed the EXIT on purpose because it seemed to overpower the fleeting sense of allegorical content. I'll redo that part and see it you don't agree.. It was a quick, chance shot but I like it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 08:30:32 AM »
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There's just enough of the "Exit" sign for me. Perhaps a tad lighter, but not fully lit.
That's a winner for sure!
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 08:57:05 AM »
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Took Rob's advice on the edit...and it does serve to tighten up the composition...exit sign is where it was originally.



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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 09:47:42 AM »
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Chris,

The original works best for me.  Leave well enough alone.  And colour removes the metaphoric qualities that make the shot more interesting.

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 10:16:57 AM »
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Was helping a friend move some stuff from her storage shed when I saw this guy on a ladder outside the unit...had to hustle back to the truck and get my camera and was able to pop two quick shots before he came down and moved the ladder. Kind of reminds me of Morgan Freeman in the last "Oh God" movie.



priceless.


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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 11:03:24 AM »
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Good shooting Chris, especially now that all the cropping has been done and the EXIT sign has been brought up to a proper brightness level.
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2013, 11:03:48 AM »
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Yep, I definitely prefer the second altered version, the b/white one with the cropped bottom. The uncropped bottom just doesn't add anything positive to it, in my opinion; makes me look at the scratches/scuffs and just distracts my eye.

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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2013, 03:29:36 PM »
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Good shooting Chris, especially now that all the cropping has been done and the EXIT sign has been brought up to a proper brightness level.
Right on!
(When Russ aproves cropping, you know it's right.)
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2013, 04:19:58 PM »
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Right on!
(When Russ aproves cropping, you know it's right.)


Ditto!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2013, 07:16:13 AM »
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Nice one Chris,

Since we went for the crop anyway, I wouldn't have a problem with cropping slightly more from the bottom and right.
Then apply a gradient on the left. That way all distracting elements would be removed or toned down. Pretty much for the same reasons Rob already mentioned.

I really like the position of the legs of the person. May have been a spur-of-the-moment shot, but you happened to have captured at a good moment, it now certainly has something distinctly "clˇmbing out of this world and up into the unknown"...
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2013, 07:32:30 AM »
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Right on!
(When Russ aproves cropping, you know it's right.)

This is one of those RARE occasions where the aspect ratio of your camera simply won't give you the picture you're after. HCB probably would have passed this one by since he wouldn't be able to print the correct version with a black border and sprocket holes, but fanaticism can be counterproductive in photography.
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2013, 02:04:14 PM »
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HCB probably would have passed this one by since he wouldn't be able to print the correct version with a black border and sprocket holes, but fanaticism can be counterproductive in photography.

The best is the enemy of the good, eh? HCB would have missed a cracker.

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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2013, 02:23:01 PM »
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Rob C's suggested crop really helped to make this a much better image. It was a tough shot with limited access to the guy on the ladder. Good place, and a decent starting exposure also helped. Thanks everyone for your comments...it's nice to GET one once in awhile!  Grin

Russ's approval for the crop...priceless!
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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2013, 03:42:59 PM »
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Chris, I really like this shot (the original unaltered version).

This is a very well seen and well captured image, that most street photographers would love to have included in their portfolio. Shots like this do not come around very often even though we might like to think that they do, you will find yourself looking hard for any similar happenstance when you also have your camera to hand, and you will be amazed at just how seldom images such as this fall into place - in fact I think a 'Bravo' is on order - BRAVO!

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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2013, 03:55:16 PM »
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Thank you, Dave...it is much appreciated.
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