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Old Mar 10, 2006, 10:00 PM   #1
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One from the archives; an "Urban decay" shoot last summer.

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Old Mar 11, 2006, 9:28 AM   #2
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Good eye, Tom. Makes for a most interesting image.
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Old Mar 11, 2006, 9:48 AM   #3
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It is an interesting photo but it leaves a lot of questions in my mind. Maybe that is what it is supposed to do. There is not much in the photo to lend scale to the rings. Perhaps a bird sitting on top (hard to stage!) or a bicycle leaning against the wall. Although I am not a people photographer, a person leaning against the wall or sitting down against the wall reading a book might do well here. I think you get the idea.

Those rings look like gymnastic or playground rings but in this setting, I'm not sure what they are. This is another reason for placing a scale element in the photo.

The lighting and exposure appear to be about spot on.

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A most intresting abstarct created from the shadow od the rings. Like Cal, I can't quite figure out the scale of the rings but you were quite clever to capture the shadows with the source of light.

It clearly meets the challeneg but like Cal, I think we would be interested to learn more about the shot.

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A most intresting abstarct created from the shadow od the rings. Like Cal, I can't quite figure out the scale of the rings but you were quite clever to capture the shadows with the source of light.

It clearly meets the challeneg but like Cal, I think we would be interested to learn more about the shot.

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I concede that the shot does seem to be missing the crucial element of scale. When I took this series, (there were a couple more, from slightly different angles) I wasn't so much concerned with what this was. From this point of view, I guess the photograph is not very successful.

My attraction here was the geometry of the lines and circles and the spaces they defined; purely an abstaction. If I were to add anything to this shot to give it scale (and, heaven forbid, a subject:roll I suppose I would grab one of the kitchen workers who weretaking a break and smoking on the other side of the wall...That would probably make the shot more effective in one regard, but it would also change the intent of the shot.

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very nice shot, I like the shadows and the peaceful and quite atmosphere.

Don't know how you say for this in english... is it something to lean your bicycle against or maybe even put one wheel into? Saw similar constructs at various places.

Again, very nice.
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I think you are referring to a bicycle rack. That could be a bike rack but I am not sure. I have seen many different types so am not sure.

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Ah! "bike rack" - :idea: yes... thanks Tom might be able to answer this I guess if he wants and tell us what it really is!

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It isa bike rack; rather oddly placed in a sterile parking lot literally inches from a decidely less-sterile alleyway. The evening's photo assignment was "urban decay", which included drunks and hookers and stuff.

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Here is another shot from that same evening. Entirely different um... flavour. :-)

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