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..... .... ... .. . post your best photograph.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by -Rage-, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71

    The rules.

    1. Post your best photographic image(s).
    2. Don't pass other peoples work as your own.
    3. Only ONE photograph each! One black & white and One color.
    4. Please describe as such:
    • Camera used -
    • Media used -
    • How did you compose the shot? -
    • Why do you like it? -

    My entries:

    [b]Camera[/b] - Minolta X-9 with standard 50mm lens.
    [b]Media [/b]- Kodak TMY 400iso B&W
    [b]Composed [/b]- I was chilling at the piers in San Fran waiting for the ferry to Alcatraz and this bird swooped down to drink.
    So I was sly and carefully took the photo without disturbing the bird.
    I forget the shutter speed and f-stop. Sorry.
    [b]Why?[/b] - It really looks like an old time photo. Everytime I look at it, I think of Coney Island. I also love the light bulbs
    in the background and the faded sign.
    This photo also reminds me of how cool SF was.

    [b]Camera[/b] - Minolta X-9 50mm lens and a Skylight 1A filter
    [b]Media [/b]- Kodak 200iso (?)
    [b]Composed [/b]- Was benching when I came across this. Just put on the filter and snapped the shot. Forgot the shutter and f-stop.
    [b]Why?[/b] - It's fucking beautiful. The character, the colors, even how messy it looks. I love it.
  2. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    Pentax MZ-30 with 30-70mm lens
    TMAX 400 I think. maybe 100
    The space was really confined, we just hid as the engine passed,then we came out and the level of noise, and speed the train was going totally overwhelmed me. I had to get a shot of how big and fast it was going, and how it kind of dwarfed us.
    Brings back the moment very vividly. Aside from that I couldnt tell you.

    Nikon FE2 with 50mm lens
    Fuji Provia 400
    We were wandering around downtown and checking out the construction around the base of the new shaw tower. I stopped to take a photo of somthing at the bottom and EarMuffs kept walking up the ramp. I turned around and it was just one of those shots that appears instantly in your head and you have to take it.
    It looks like theres some kind of story behind it....
  3. LaCosaNostra

    LaCosaNostra Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2004 Messages: 2,191 Likes Received: 0
    I be in this shit a bit later.
  4. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003 Messages: 4,199 Likes Received: 3
    I know nothing about photography, this was taken for a high school class.

    Camera: Nikon FM10
    Media: Kodak B&W
    Compose: We needed to take pictures of Shapes
    Why: I like it becuase it is sort of mesmerizing
  5. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    Do it up.


    P.S. ese, I fucking love that B&W shot.
  6. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    thanks. you understand how hard it is to narrow it down.
  7. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 2,745 Likes Received: 2
    your photo threads always intimidate me rage; i have no photography skills whatsoever.
  8. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    Oh god yes. Too many photos to choose from.

    Takes practice. And some cash money...
  9. fannypack2

    fannypack2 Member

    Joined: Aug 18, 2003 Messages: 263 Likes Received: 0
    ese, those 2 pictures are so good
  10. cloner

    cloner Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2004 Messages: 1,717 Likes Received: 0
    not my best, but im drunk and too lazy to search through a babillion files for it.

  11. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 683
    bleaarg...this is fucking impossible...but i'm trying...bump for later...
  12. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 683
    Well, at least at this moment, these are my choices:

    Camera - Olympus OM1 with a 28mm to 105mm lens. i think it was a 15th of a second exposure on F2.8 or F1.8, i'm not sure.
    Media - TMAX 400
    Composed - I was on a vacation to Philly and NYC with my parents and me and my dad were just wandering around New York at night and taking some photos when i saw this building. I couldn't get the shot i initially wanted since there was a shit load of traffic that was in the way so i ended up having to cross the road which in turn gave me a shot that i liked a lot better. Sometimes you just get lucky
    Why? - I love photos of buildings and i love contrast, the latter of which i added more of later when i developed. But it was just a good combo of people, archecture, and lights that combined for a picture i really like.

    Camera - Olympus OM1 with a 28mm to 105mm lens. 8th of a second exposure, probably F2.8 or F4, possibly F1.8, i'm not sure once again.
    Media - I think it was just the generic kodak color film 400 speed.
    Composed - Same night as the other one, needless to say that night was a successfull one in terms of photography. There were all these lights on some building in NY, big concert place the name escapes me right now, and i knew i wanted a photo of them but i couldn't figure out the angle i needed. I ended up laying/sitting down in the middle of a sidewalk while lots of people were walking around me and just hoping my shaky hands pulled through for me on the 8th of a second exposure. It did.
    Why? - I always have loved the orange tint that you get with long exposures at night with color film and this picture is just those nice shades of orange and black. It pops out at me but it is still a really straight forward picture, really simple.
  13. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 13,024 Likes Received: 536

    its the best I could get to work...Im not a camera nerd...

    Camera- Cannon elph
    media- superstore 200 cheap shit.
    Composed- at my moms house in a small town and I was bored
    why- I had never seem tall grass in a freigh tyard before
  14. CrazyLazy

    CrazyLazy Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 17, 2003 Messages: 1,681 Likes Received: 0
    That first one is really awesome, MrChupacabra.
  15. yeaaaah baby

    yeaaaah baby Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2004 Messages: 3,366 Likes Received: 150
    canon AE-1
    some kodak film
    first night i had a tripod and a shutter release cable. i wanted to try them out and went to a traffic circle and used a bulb shot. i exposed the film for maybe 45sec.
    i just like the colors in the shot.