Mista Skee

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photoblog image "Must take that picture"

"Must take that picture"

Okay, let's put some real meat on the table.

My take on buildings is somehow different from most, while I do take picture of buildings alone, and I have taken some good ones in the past week, a picture of an empty building to me is boring. Unless it's part of a brief or assignment, I keep well away from such. Many here on Shutterchance will differ, I respect other peeps viewpoints :-)

On the other-hand if it tells some story somehow then i'm all for it. Throw in an interesting angle and bob's your uncle :-)


On to today's shot, Central brussels, The architecture here is almost identical to what I've seen in sweden, amazing, After walking for over 6 hours I actually thought that I had crossed  the border somehow!

It's a rather cheeky shot, once again, using a wide angled lens, exposing the background properly means that one has to use some form of external light or reflector to illuminate the foreground. This was achieved using my faithful canon 550ex speedlite.

I was practically at this man's back, but he never saw me, he was too concerned trying to compose his own picture properly.

With this kind of shot my many objective is to give the viewer the sense that he/she are actually in the picture or at the scene themselves.

THOUGHTS FOR TODAY

Here we notice one un-conventional thing, a slanting  horizon. This sometimes can be used to add a dynamic feeling, it works mainly ( But there is no clear cut rule) when the picture contains at least one dominant figure, other than an in-animate object. 

"Must take that picture"

Okay, let's put some real meat on the table.

My take on buildings is somehow different from most, while I do take picture of buildings alone, and I have taken some good ones in the past week, a picture of an empty building to me is boring. Unless it's part of a brief or assignment, I keep well away from such. Many here on Shutterchance will differ, I respect other peeps viewpoints :-)

On the other-hand if it tells some story somehow then i'm all for it. Throw in an interesting angle and bob's your uncle :-)


On to today's shot, Central brussels, The architecture here is almost identical to what I've seen in sweden, amazing, After walking for over 6 hours I actually thought that I had crossed  the border somehow!

It's a rather cheeky shot, once again, using a wide angled lens, exposing the background properly means that one has to use some form of external light or reflector to illuminate the foreground. This was achieved using my faithful canon 550ex speedlite.

I was practically at this man's back, but he never saw me, he was too concerned trying to compose his own picture properly.

With this kind of shot my many objective is to give the viewer the sense that he/she are actually in the picture or at the scene themselves.

THOUGHTS FOR TODAY

Here we notice one un-conventional thing, a slanting  horizon. This sometimes can be used to add a dynamic feeling, it works mainly ( But there is no clear cut rule) when the picture contains at least one dominant figure, other than an in-animate object. 

comments (10)

  • Reza
  • United States
  • 16 May 2006, 00:51
Skee, the first two seconds I hated this image. Now I like it.
Its new to me. Not the slanted angle, but the concept of shooting someone thats shooting something else.

With that, the thing he's shooting is also a very nice building.

The concept is new to me, so I like it a lot.
Great work Skee, this is the sort of thing I would do. I have a whole load of people taking things and other people shots in my archive.

Love the flash work too, really isolates the photographer doing the one had shot! Nice one. Colours too are great.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 16 May 2006, 03:33
Great shot, I love the composition. Actually, I think the tilt here isn't about dynamism, but rather it let you fill the frame with both your subject and his subject without too much empty space.
Nice Skee, flash and outdoor photography is still still a bit of a challenge to me.

Why did you crop out the top of the building though?
The hunter becomes the hunted
  • sk
  • UK
  • 16 May 2006, 09:23
very nice, loving the flash
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 16 May 2006, 12:57
I like the tilt. I agree that the background makes the picture more interesting.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 May 2006, 16:50
The Skee in green shhs mode? What!!!! Anyway, "does my face look boffered?" smile

Love the shot, like the angle it was taken from, here you demomstrate something I do not really know how to do much of, Use of flash in the daytime. Not done this too many times so have to brush up on this now.

I like the sharpness in the image, part of the Skees trademark, however I would have loved to see the top of the cathedral/building, seems like something is missing.

I love the way tou have incorporated the achi... with an image of the passerbys, works real good. All in all very strong shot.

Suby
P.s
Green shhs mode, "Does my face really look boffered?"
I agree with you, Skee. There's only a couple images on my blog that are of a building alone. But you know what? They're all abstracts, and I suppose I'm a little proud of that. A building alone is seldom as impressive in a photograph than in real life. You need a human element to showcase scale and emotion or you need, as you said, an interesting angle. Not all buildings are created equal and not all buildings tend to make interesting or worthwhile images. I like this capture, the angle, the clarity and the exposure. It doesn't doo too much for me emotionally, but I don't think that matters too much. I like how you're starting a debate. Now, building interiors...well, we can fight on that one later. smile Regards, Brent
  • tetsu
  • Japan
  • 17 May 2006, 15:10
Interesting shot! smile

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