Utilities... A 45 Minute Mini Project...

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Utilities... A 45 Minute Mini Project...

Postby Remorhaz on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:10 pm

I decided (not exactly sure why but hey, I'll run with it :)) to give myself a mini shooting project on a theme. I had my camera with me at work so I gave myself 45 minutes at lunchtime to work on the theme of "Utilities" to come up with something hopefully vaguely meaningful which would loosely converge with my chosen topic. As if it wasn't hard enough yet... I also decided to restrict myself to one focal length (35mm on full frame) and no cropping/zooming in post allowed - so what you see here is essentially straight out of camera converted to monochrome.

So how did I go...

Gas
Image

Garbage
Image

Water
Image

Post
Image

Telecom
Image

Fire
Image

Sewer
Image

Actually the restriction to just the 35/2 was probably a blessing in disguise - with just 45 minutes to roam the streets looking for things which met my brief there was no time to fluff about changing lenses, etc - just go small and light
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Re: Utilities... A 45 Minute Mini Project...

Postby Matt. K on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:59 pm

Good subject! It's the second image that catches my eye more than the others. It has a quality........draws me in and holds me there.
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Re: Utilities... A 45 Minute Mini Project...

Postby chrisk on Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:31 pm

clever. i like the first 2.
your processing of the second is superb aswell btw.
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Re: Utilities... A 45 Minute Mini Project...

Postby aim54x on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:05 am

Great exercise...and those first images are awesome
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Re: Utilities... A 45 Minute Mini Project...

Postby Reschsmooth on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:04 am

Very good. My favourite is the 2nd last. I like the composition and symmetry.
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Re: Utilities... A 45 Minute Mini Project...

Postby Remorhaz on Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:03 pm

Matt. K wrote:Good subject! It's the second image that catches my eye more than the others. It has a quality........draws me in and holds me there.

Rooz wrote:clever. i like the first 2. your processing of the second is superb aswell btw.

aim54x wrote:Great exercise...and those first images are awesome


Thanks Matt/Chris/Cam

Glad you liked the second - I had to suffer for it (standing in the filthy water you can probably see at the bottom... and the smell!!...) :)
I might shatter some dreams here but the second is actually a two shot HDR going straight to monochrome
FYI at the time (when I was taking the shots) I really liked the first (I'm sure people though I was very strange getting down close to the ground and shooting it from various angles and waiting for people to move, etc :)) - I don't think I got it to where I wanted it at the time tho.

Reschsmooth wrote:Very good. My favourite is the 2nd last. I like the composition and symmetry.


Thanks Patrick - that's mine as well - it looks good in colour too (with the very red doors) - I had to shoot that one from way above my head holding my arms straight up - to get near the height/angle I wanted
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Re: Utilities... A 45 Minute Mini Project...

Postby Reschsmooth on Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:12 pm

Remorhaz wrote:Thanks Patrick - that's mine as well - it looks good in colour too (with the very red doors) - I had to shoot that one from way above my head holding my arms straight up - to get near the height/angle I wanted


Get a view camera :D
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Utilities... A 45 Minute Mini Project...

Postby Remorhaz on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:23 pm

Or a step ladder :)
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