Man, Bike and Bird - canon G5 through Rolleicord viewfinder <

2005-03-28: Man, bike and bird. Taken with a Canon G5 through the waist level viewfinder of a Rolleicord.

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  • AJ

    This is unusual, I had to think twice when I saw the picture, and still no clue until I read the explanation. good idea! good execution too.

    2005-03-28

  • mydepiction

    Wonderful wonderful shot ... I was actually browsing through your archives yesterday and came across the pictures that you shot through your rolleicord sometime ago ... and what are the chances that you would post the same kind of picture today .. WOW. Btw my photoblog address has changed slightly. Also have “actually” shot a roll of film using your rolleicord.

    2005-03-28

  • John

    Lovely shot Miles. As you know I love this kind of work. It always brings a sense of reality to a picture. I wish I could explain what I mean but I think you understand.

    John

    2005-03-28

  • Zishaan

    Great effect Miles. The photograph has a kind of feeling attached to it (old, aged, dated are the words). Nice.

    2005-03-28

  • Walker

    The effect actually comes across as hand colored this time. Really nice, man.

    2005-03-28

  • Marcus Kaz...

    great! I love these shots into the waist finder. It really adds a nice feel with the grain and vignetting

    2005-03-28

  • bob

    Sweet...

    2005-03-28

  • george

    Good shot!

    2005-03-28

  • Carrie

    Great shot. Definitely has that nostalgic feel to it, which I love.

    2005-03-28

  • Samantha

    Awesome effect, and I love the movement in the photo.

    2005-03-28

  • Maxx

    That WLF needs some serious cleaning ;)
    Great shot.

    2005-03-28

  • Alec Long

    Ah, beautiful. Definitely has a nostalgic feel to it. And the tricycle next to the old man makes for a really interesting scene.

    2005-03-28

  • Susan B.

    Very cool. Love the gritty, aged effect.
    I feel like I'm in a time warp.
    How did you think of this?
    Fantastic idea.

    2005-03-28

  • miles

    Thanks all, I love the texture of these kind of shots, and they're unprocessed which is nice too :)

    Susan, I first did it after being captivated with the image seen in the rollei's viewfinder, there's just something magical about it. So in an attempt to capture it I stuck my point and shoot down there on macro mode. I know other people have been doing these 'ground glass' shots too, sounds like a good idea for a flickr group :)

    I definitely need to give that thing a good cleaning though!

    2005-03-28

  • Garth

    Wow. Damn fine.

    2005-03-28

  • mydepiction

    Miles,
    Thanks for pointing me to the works of David Hilliard ... Darn and I thought I was doing something totally unique for my post today ;)

    2005-03-28

  • Walker

    Hey Miles... I hate that I kind of ripped you off, but I couldn't resist when I went out to shoot today. So I posted a similarly shot image on my site:
    http://www.beyondmonochrome.com/archives/2005/03/ground_glass_mansfield_dam.php

    2005-03-28

  • Smoove D

    Nice technique. I like how the effect adds a sense of timelessness to the subject matter.

    2005-03-28

  • Lara Barrett

    Wow...you just have some amazing photos here--both the black and whites and the color shots... This one is really interesting--I love the grittiness of the edges, and something about the vertical lines makes me smile! Well done!

    2005-03-28

  • David

    Brief background for those like me who have seen a Rolleicord:

    http://www.geocities.com/heidoscop/rolleicord_iv.htm

    2005-03-28

  • miles

    Thanks Lara!

    Thanks David, I posted a 'portrait' of mine back when I bought it, http://mute.rigent.com/index.php?ladat=2004-10-31 :) They're great cameras and now all the snow seems to have gone I'll be using it more.

    2005-03-28

  • frisky?

    way cool!

    2005-03-28

  • Simon

    Really cool technique. There's so many great elements in this photo too.

    2005-03-28

  • Carlo Ferroni

    Fab, it has that old home movie feel to it, way cool.

    2005-03-29

  • Greg.O

    Such a cool picture. I like the scene and how you captured the moment (the seagull) It's got this "the summer has gone" mood. I used to love to go to the seaside in early September - everyone would be gone now, the resorts looked eerily deserted. You'd only find some pensioners sitting on benches by the sea for hours just staring into the sea contemplating... Your picture brought back this feel the moment I looked at it. If there's one thing that bugs me about it it's the toy motorbike. The vivid colours somehow clash with the muted tones prevailing in the rest of the frame. Still great picture that's got some timeless quality to it.

    By the way thanks a lot for linking my picture on your blog. Silly as it may sound, I feel honoured :)

    2005-03-29

  • BigA

    Tremendous shot Miles. What a great narrative.

    2005-03-29

  • paul

    very cool shot miles.

    2005-03-29

  • miles

    Thanks all, I'm glad someone else likes these kind of things!

    Greg, no worries, it's a wonderful shot!

    2005-03-29

  • jonne

    Very nice just like the other ones.

    2005-03-29

  • Kathleen

    Oooooooooooooooooooooo you're barking up my tree, Miles! Gorgeous through and through.

    2005-03-29

  • pierre

    ha, this is great stuff Miles, well done.

    2005-03-30

  • istvan

    I am speechless...

    2005-03-30

  • G N Bassett

    Creative, very creative. Who ever would have thought to do it this way? Well, you, obviously.

    2005-03-31

  • Robert Simpson

    On an original techniques scale of 1 to 10, this is at least a 42.

    2005-04-03

  • phoTho

    This is the kind of picture that tells the difference between simply Photographer and Artist.
    More than execution, it's the idea. You're a genius!

    2005-04-04

  • anne [wideangle.ca]

    I should drop by more often Miles! Another exceptionally creative image on your blog. Love the subject, the framing, the Rolleicord vignetting...

    2005-04-04

  • Emily

    this is AMAZING. i don't know what to say, save i love this shot.

    2005-04-06

  • santiago | nononsense

    you shot what you see when you taking a photo.. very cool!

    2005-04-07

  • Arne

    This one makes it to my Friday Favourites this coming Friday in the Journal section of my site.

    Wow - what a great shot!

    2005-04-12