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Slobodan Blagojevic

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« on: April 24, 2013, 12:39:54 AM »

As mentioned, I was in San Francisco last week, condemned to shoot without a tripod and during non-photogenic hours (i.e., in broad and glaring daylight). So I slapped a polarizer and went hunting for strong graphical elements in architecture. The last one was at O'Hare, Chicago's airport, while riding a passenger conveyor belt.

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Re: Found Graphics
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 01:33:23 AM »

Wonderful results from less than ideal conditions, Slobodan.
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Re: Found Graphics
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 04:41:21 AM »

Love this stuff; takes me back to Ernst Haas.

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 07:35:57 AM »

Weirdly, I like the last one the best.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 09:16:16 AM »

Good shooting Slobodan. You demonstrated once again that midday light isn't "bad" light. It's just different light -- different from the light at dawn and dusk It all comes down to Gene Smith's dictum that "Available light is any $$@@#! light.

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 09:16:58 AM »

Great set, Slobodan. You've got a good eye, and not just for commenting on others' images.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 10:03:17 AM »

Good stuff!

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 11:02:50 AM »

Love this stuff; takes me back to Ernst Haas.

Rob C

Funny you mentioned him, Rob. He was my early inspiration,  ever since I got his book The Creation in the '70s.

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 11:13:49 AM »

Great set, Slobodan. You've got a good eye...

Thanks, Eric! We actually have something in common: your eye tends to look down (your asphalt series) looking for pattern, mine up. Though, truth to be told, my viewing angle is forced by the necessity to tilt my head while gulping a beer :).

You see, I called this series "Found Graphics," but perhaps the better way to describe it is that those graphics found me. I'd be sitting in a sidewalk cafe, minding my own business, admiring the world around, and occasionally lift my head, for the reasons described above, and, boom... there they are, graphics waiting for me to take them ;)

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 11:36:31 AM »

I used to find those on New Year's eve in Pasadena as we all drunkenly awaited the Rose Parade...I remember finding one such graphic atop a police car but I was nabbed before I could completely unscrew it from it's base. $5.00 fine but 40 minutes in the back of the paddy wagon with all the other drunks was plenty punishment enough.
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 02:16:03 PM »

Weirdly, I like the last one the best.

So do I. Odd, isn't it?

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Re: Found Graphics
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 03:39:09 PM »

So do I. Odd, isn't it?

Jeremy

Ok, then, guys. One more, just for you:

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Re: Found Graphics
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2013, 03:57:12 PM »

Is that an (almost) black sky? ;) Very nice series Slobodan. I've been on that conveyor belt too many times to count and thought I was on LSD too! Creative use of the movement!

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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2013, 04:10:43 PM »

Flashbacks, eh Dave?  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2013, 07:56:44 PM »

#2 is a block from where I work. I know those buildings well.
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Re: Found Graphics
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2013, 08:37:55 PM »

Thanks for showing! There should be a law for all photographers requiring carrying a camera (any camera will do) at all times. These show how an observant eye cannot not shoot in any situation. The world is better off when sharing these moments.
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Re: Found Graphics
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2013, 09:06:43 PM »

I like the O'Hare shots the most.
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Re: Found Graphics
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2013, 10:15:55 PM »

Thanks for showing! There should be a law for all photographers requiring carrying a camera (any camera will do) at all times. These show how an observant eye cannot not shoot in any situation. The world is better off when sharing these moments.

Thanks Lou and all others!

And yes, I fully concur, we shall always carry a camera, and, if I am allowed an amendment to the proposed legislation, a tripod :)

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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2013, 10:26:54 PM »

I like the O'Hare shots the most.

I find it interesting how a change in white balance for those shots can result in a dramatically different rendering. I guess it is true for most shots, but here it works quite well with the abstract nature. Attached are WB variations of the second O'Hare shot. The original, As Shot WB, as well as Auto, are close to Fluorescent one. The two variations are Cloudy and Tungsten.

Come to think of it, you can almost do a triptych or even tetraptych of the same image, with just WB changed. Kinda Andy Warhol, just abstract.

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Re: Found Graphics
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 01:37:49 PM »

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