Broken Chair - canon 20d w/50mm

2005-03-31: A broken chair in an alley. I feel like this isn't really the kind of thing I do well in general but I like the tones and texture.

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  • Massimo

    Tone and textures are certainly ok, but I also like the subject. It has an air of sadness in it that is quite interesting.

    2005-03-31

  • blindmelon

    Nice shoot :)

    2005-03-31

  • Christian

    I second what Massimo has said. But I replace "certainly ok" with "really good".

    2005-03-31

  • Phil

    V nice miles, have you been hanging around with ed leveckis by any chance?

    2005-03-31

  • David H-W

    Nice shot Miles. Like the contrast and agree the tones work well.

    2005-04-01

  • Carlo Ferroni

    Looks to me like you do it pretty well miles!...;-)

    2005-04-01

  • henning

    Nice high-contrast feel. I like it.

    2005-04-01

  • Jordan

    Lots of broken chairs in this city...

    2005-04-01

  • patrick

    this is a great capture. great processing, too. love the contrast. i guess i'm in a high-contrast phase myself, these days.

    2005-04-01

  • Michael Czeiszperger

    Were you trying for a "holga" type look in digital? It looks like you either used a wide-angle lens, or have been playing with the PS "perspective" control. I've also been playing with adding viggnette effects in PS, and it feels really strange to be putting back lens distortions were pay big bucks and huge amounts of R&D to get rid of :-)

    2005-04-01

  • zac

    i guess it couldn't handle that one last newspaper. great shot... i love the way the ground looks.

    2005-04-01

  • Alex

    I'll echo what everyone else is saying: Great processing, great contrast.

    2005-04-01

  • miles

    Thanks all. What I meant by something I don't do so well is that I don't really 'see' photos of stuff. Some people are amazing at it, someone like Davin at www.lowresolution.com for example.

    Michael, I know what you mean, there wasn't reall any intention here but to create a high contrast. The only part of the image I added a vignette to is on the right top to balance the shadow of the other parts and lead the eye. There's no lens distortion, this was taken at 50mm, and I didn't add any, you can see the lines are all straight. I think the chair fools the eye as it's an unusual angle for a chair, perhaps?!

    Phil, if I was one hundredth the photographer Leveckis is I'd be very happy!

    2005-04-01

  • Sakana

    Dof and contrast are great !
    I very like your angle shot, this composition have very depth. Nice.

    S.

    2005-04-01

  • Lala

    I have a preference for anything abandoned, this one especially.

    2005-04-01

  • |Shrued

    That poor chair! Excellent tone, Miles. I like how you captured the newspapers as well. Telling story.

    2005-04-01

  • Abhi

    I love shots like this - I think you've given it a fine treatment here Miles.

    2005-04-01

  • nathan

    love the shot miles. i think the vignette works well too.

    sometimes i add vignetting to an image with the burn tool set to shadows. usually works good.

    2005-04-01

  • matt

    This is extremely well done. Lots of great lines, shapes, forms.

    2005-04-01

  • mydepiction

    lovely high contrast picture ;)

    2005-04-01

  • Jason

    I love the contrast in this shot, it really makes the chair stand out. I like how you took a scene that most people would not consider art and made it into a great photograph, well done!

    2005-04-02

  • BigA

    Well I love the tones

    2005-04-02

  • Crash

    good contrast .... poor chair ...

    2005-04-02

  • Thomas Pindelski

    An interesting new direction and well seen.

    2005-04-03

  • Cindy

    It's a broken chair.

    2005-04-03

  • jyoseph

    I think this works so well because of the subject. Really nice contrast as well.

    2005-04-03

  • marc

    i think you've made a fair assessment of this photo, agreed that the tones and contrast strengthen the image.

    2005-04-03

  • DANIEL HERRERA

    grey and contrast make of this a beatiful picture,my favorites are b&w,and the broken chair gives somo strengt, great!!

    2005-04-04

  • Andy (SensorChip)

    I disagree Miles, I think this is something you do extremely well. Loving this!

    2005-04-04

  • Yonlu

    I really like this. The chair's position makes it look like it's continually breaking.

    2005-04-04

  • Kelly

    What an incredible shot, the textures are so rich.

    2005-04-11

  • Keri

    I love it.

    2006-08-02