Mista Skee

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photoblog image "Jimmy blow horn, live in brussels"

"Jimmy blow horn, live in brussels"

All Hail.......! Just joking!

SKEE is BACK! Anyone miss me? It seems like I've been away for yonks, guys, it's just been a week!

So good to be back, peeps been asking stuff like, "Where's Skee at?"

I Have been on holiday and I also went last thursday to Brussels for 3 nights.

Over the next couple of weeks maybe, I will show you abit of my travel photography starting with Brussels!

Yup, Suby, Something different from Skee-dazzle!

I'm hoping you guys will stick around, I've tried to take alot of pictures from different and un-convetional angles, just to show you that, even if you've seen it before elsewhere a little injection of creativity makes a big difference.

I've also shot quite a number of my shots, actually well over 75% with wide angle with an off camera flash.

Often this with present the picture from a "3rd party" point of view... So join me as I present...

3 DAYS IN BRUSSELS...SKEE STYLEE!

ABOUT TODAYS SHOT!

Each day I walked the average of 8 hours minimum, with my full camera kit. This was my first time in Brussels and I didn't want to miss a thing ;-)

But as they say, good shots come when one least expects, so be ready, always :-)

The fence, the trees, the background plus the lighting and of course the subject made my day here.

For alot of my work I tend to use flashguns to provide that extra sparkle, Here is no different, the flash was held at about 45 degrees to the camera with my free arm.

Thoughts of the day

In this shot, quite alot of compositional elements came into play:

• The direction of light
• The position of the fence.
• Contrast ( Light and shade )
• Diagonal and horizontal lines

As well as the element of space. These in their right combination make the difference. The next time you go out snapping, try to add if your not already doing so, some of these and see the difference it makes.

 It's not the photographer who makes the picture, but the person being photographed. -Sebastiao Salgado, "Collector's edition of Life, the Eisie Issue " . Spring 1998, page: 160



"Jimmy blow horn, live in brussels"

All Hail.......! Just joking!

SKEE is BACK! Anyone miss me? It seems like I've been away for yonks, guys, it's just been a week!

So good to be back, peeps been asking stuff like, "Where's Skee at?"

I Have been on holiday and I also went last thursday to Brussels for 3 nights.

Over the next couple of weeks maybe, I will show you abit of my travel photography starting with Brussels!

Yup, Suby, Something different from Skee-dazzle!

I'm hoping you guys will stick around, I've tried to take alot of pictures from different and un-convetional angles, just to show you that, even if you've seen it before elsewhere a little injection of creativity makes a big difference.

I've also shot quite a number of my shots, actually well over 75% with wide angle with an off camera flash.

Often this with present the picture from a "3rd party" point of view... So join me as I present...

3 DAYS IN BRUSSELS...SKEE STYLEE!

ABOUT TODAYS SHOT!

Each day I walked the average of 8 hours minimum, with my full camera kit. This was my first time in Brussels and I didn't want to miss a thing ;-)

But as they say, good shots come when one least expects, so be ready, always :-)

The fence, the trees, the background plus the lighting and of course the subject made my day here.

For alot of my work I tend to use flashguns to provide that extra sparkle, Here is no different, the flash was held at about 45 degrees to the camera with my free arm.

Thoughts of the day

In this shot, quite alot of compositional elements came into play:

• The direction of light
• The position of the fence.
• Contrast ( Light and shade )
• Diagonal and horizontal lines

As well as the element of space. These in their right combination make the difference. The next time you go out snapping, try to add if your not already doing so, some of these and see the difference it makes.

 It's not the photographer who makes the picture, but the person being photographed. -Sebastiao Salgado, "Collector's edition of Life, the Eisie Issue " . Spring 1998, page: 160



comments (14)

  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2006, 00:07
welcome back!! great shot!
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2006, 00:09
Y'know, for the first time, I'm beginning to believe that you might actually know what you're talking about ;-) Only kidding! Good to have to back. And back with a bang I might add. I like.
  • Suby
  • 15 May 2006, 00:11
Lovely lovely shot, I am really looking forward to the series and intend to steal all your lovely ideas smile

Yup me dodgy like that.
Suby
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 15 May 2006, 00:42
Wow. Skee.....wow. I really really like this! I tried to find something wrong with it, but I couldn't....damn nice!
The problem with wide angle portraits is that you get some serious distortion in the face that makes them look weird.....

This illustrates my point...now the question is....Is it a problem...My answer, if the artist wanted it that way then it isn't....to me...I wouldn't do it that way but then I don't shoot portraits like this.....

Just trying to learn how to be harsh on blogs....Thought I'd start with yours....

Nice work as usual Skee.
Oh love the flash work too.
  • Mask
  • Europe
  • 15 May 2006, 09:14
As for being harsh, nobody will ever learn anything if we cannot give fair critics of their work. Jide please be harsh with me, Skee, be even harsher !!!!

But for this shot. this is the 1st shot today that i can say I LOVE. maybe because i am a wide angle freak myself. but then again, look how everything is in focus, look at the wonderful use of perspective, the depth that the flash gives the picture, to crown it all i am convinced this picture is better in black and white. which is what you chose.

With regards to the distortion from the wide angle lens,jide, I think if this were a fashion or glamour shot, then maybe i would agree with you, but its not.
  • sk
  • UK
  • 15 May 2006, 09:44
very nice Mr Skee and welcome back
Blowing his own trumpet...well a sax. Nice shot.
Excellent portrait, Skee. Beautiful capture of the man; I think you did an incredible job at showcasing the individual. The city in the background is a nice touch; perfectly exposed. I really like this one. Kind regards, Brent
  • Funmi
  • 15 May 2006, 12:59
Welcome back.. lovely shot
Skee Oh Skee, but for the weather oveer here I would have gone out in attempt to do one similar. Fantastic, It has a Cartier Bresson thing to it.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2006, 22:26
welcome back!
loving how the wide angle has distorted the man. works for me.
Better late than never. I,ve only just been exposed to your work. Pretty impressive photographs. But this, for me, is THE picture! First class.

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