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Rob C

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Yellow Cab
« on: June 14, 2012, 03:05:30 AM »

Beautiful shot - wish I had stuff like that to post on the my website!

Okay, nothing can ever be new again, as in themes, but who cares when it's so excitingly done? I think it's fair to suggest that street life doesn't have to have humans on show in order to be able to express/reveal itself for what it is: a poetry in motion (thanks, Neil!).

Again, well done.

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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 03:53:27 AM »

I agree, brilliant shot. The painted pedestrian zones and POV really make it. Michael's ability to "see the image" is what keeps me coming back here.

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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 04:17:39 AM »

Indeed, wonderful photo. It has geometry, it has movement, colour...

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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 04:59:55 AM »

it is a strong graphic, just like the balloon seller image (i can't find the page anymore) before it...

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/1photo-pages/yellow_cab.shtml

also looking forward to Michael's user review on fujifilm's xpro1...
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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 08:58:10 AM »

+1

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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 09:54:22 AM »

I cannot exactly explain why but this image moved me emotionally - oddest thing really.
It is a great composition and a great result but there is more to this image - I can feel it my water but I cannot express it in words.
If I do get it I will repost later.

Glorious

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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 11:49:50 AM »

I prefer Michael's street/graphic work to his landscapes, he's very, very good at it.
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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 01:18:25 PM »

I prefer Michael's street/graphic work to his landscapes, he's very, very good at it.



An atavistic property.

I suffer/enjoy/wail about/resign myself to/despair of/surrender to one too.

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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2012, 03:15:56 PM »


This is a very good example of a photographer who has complete control over his (very difficult) subject. And one who can pre-visualise and construct a great  composition out of complex, confusing elements.

Expertly done.

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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2012, 04:15:52 PM »

He has a wonderful ability to capture what most people only see as brief glimpses in life.
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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 04:16:11 PM »

+1

Great image

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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2012, 04:59:58 PM »

This is a very good example of a photographer who has complete control over his (very difficult) subject. And one who can pre-visualise and construct a great  composition out of complex, confusing elements.

Expertly done.

John
Yes indeed, he is good. Maybe he should start a website?   ;)
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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2012, 06:03:16 PM »

This is a very good example of a photographer who has complete control over his (very difficult) subject. And one who can pre-visualise and construct a great  composition out of complex, confusing elements.
Expertly done.
Well said. And on the technical level, executed with an immaculate timing and absolute precision.

I presume, that nothing in this picture was digitally altered, so if some photographers want to see and experience that particular scene with their own eyes, now they know where to go.
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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 05:08:20 AM »

Well said. And on the technical level, executed with an immaculate timing and absolute precision.

I presume, that nothing in this picture was digitally altered, so if some photographers want to see and experience that particular scene with their own eyes, now they know where to go.



Some have been telling them where for quite some while; however, the best way to accomplish this sort of nocturnal image making is to carry a cellphone fitted with image capturing device (ICD).

The reason for using this (ICD) as alternative to a stock camera (SC) is deepy technical: such devices (cellpix enablers, a subset of ICDs - CEs) are designed to work best at night when their specially designed viewing systems will enable the CE operator (CEO) actually to see the subject that's fascinating him at almost the precise moment that the fascination is taking place. (These CEs are not recommended for daylight use, however, as the specialist screens don't function equally well under the alternative set of radiation factors present at the different Kelvins. Much like the difference between horsepower and torque, to illustrate this point. As a result, the best advice is to use the SC in daylight if no covert function is being contemplated.)

Currently, research is being done on the memory retention (MR) side of these CEs - some do have this unfortunate side-effect of being able to be swept clean one day, only for the old evidence to emerge sphinx-like (or as Lazarus) on a second or third. This - possibly a result of radiation damage at manufacturing source - can render them dangerous companions for those members of the Secret Services (SS) who are now liable to run the risk of having their past work displayed in any old local police station as consequence of the actions of any officer who might be wondering why they are talking earnestly on their telephone in front of a subway or near an airport.

Clearly, this is another example of the Golden Age having past us all by... it never happened with a Minox! One hearty swallow and the evidence was safe until the morning. Having said which, one mustn't ignore the fact that a single swallow doth not a summer make, opening the prospect of an early, long hard winter in Siberia or a hot one in Cuba. I suppose that the moral of this is that the right ICD - usually a CE in this case, in the hands of a capable CEO working for the SS can open many interesting

Sorry - have to fly, there's someone on the other line - catch you later after coffee.

Rob C

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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 06:11:15 PM »

A street shooter gem. The more I look I think: balanced, creative, evocative, impact, and interesting. I want to say "Zoom!" And can hear the surf hiss of tires peeling away from the wet road. If I make one photograph in my life near as good as this I'll die a happy man.

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Re: Yellow Cab
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2012, 10:20:12 PM »

Well said. And on the technical level, executed with an immaculate timing and absolute precision.

I presume, that nothing in this picture was digitally altered, so if some photographers want to see and experience that particular scene with their own eyes, now they know where to go.


Excellent point, Les. The composition and simplicity of Michael's shot is very captivating. Perhaps one could say he is standing on the shoulders of Henri Cartier-Bresson.

But let's not kid ourselves that we could go to the same location and see the same scene.  ;D
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