Life guard Station - canon 20d w/200mm

I'm really on the fence with this shot but I thought I'd post it here and see what happens. It was taken with a long lens on a hazy day which is why the background is blurred and faded. I did post process this in what could be called a holga-style, though of course a holga wouldn't be able to capture this scene. Maybe that's what makes me feel uneasy about it.

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Comments

  • thukai

    Well I like it. Although it kind of looks like a model, it's very moody - if that is the right use of words. The dark sky and ground with the lighting around the house is excellent.

    2006-03-16

  • dave

    this B&W has an interesting feel to it - I like ti! cheers :)

    2006-03-16

  • NJP3

    Interesting..very holga-esque ;), although not my favorite.

    2006-03-16

  • gck

    Interesting picture. I like it . It doesn't matter to me if it came from a Holga, a D1*10^6, or a shoebox with a hole. Being there and having the vision is more much important (and they shows up in this picture.)

    2006-03-16

  • Justin Gaynor

    It seems a lot like the images that I take with a polaroid back on my Mamiya RB-67. They have that "toy camera" feel to them but they still capture amazing detail. Nice shot.

    2006-03-16

  • Crash

    looks like a toy! good focus ...

    2006-03-16

  • michael

    I'm with gck. I don't care how you got there as long as the end result works and in this case it does. The building has such a solitary feeling to it. You have pulled off the mood well.

    2006-03-16

  • Miles

    Thanks everyone, I do agree, the image is what really matters in the end.

    I've posted a shot of this place before, but from the other direction, http://mute.rigent.com/index.php?ladat=2005-01-23

    2006-03-16

  • susan B.

    Love this Miles. Despite the fact that I'm dedicated to the purity of toyness...this really works on several levels. Yep--it's all about the image in the end. Get off the fence--Great job.

    2006-03-16

  • bruno

    very impressing shot.i like that b/w tone.
    nice :)

    2006-03-17

  • Leisa

    well the photos is great ya made a good choice..
    tho i would hate to be drowing ...unlesss they gota firemans pole... it would take em a while to get down...lol

    2006-03-17

  • Chris

    Great photograph with lots of character! It's a keeper.

    2006-03-17

  • garyx

    Unusual form to match an unusual building.

    2006-03-17

  • keith

    Used to get an effect similar to this (but not as sharp) with a silly long lens on my Zenit E mounted on a shoulder bracket thingy that made your camera look like a rifle. I think i may have been the only person on the planet to use one. It was an early teen thing is my only excuse.

    2006-03-17

  • keith

    Oops forgot to add, mostly agree that the image regardless of route is the important thing. I do find applied vignetes usually to distracting but this has been done well.

    2006-03-17

  • Ashish Sidapara

    Lovely b&w shot, the darkenned corners makes it more interesting to the subject.

    2006-03-17

  • sk

    i have to admit i like this shot, dunno what holga is, but i like it

    2006-03-17

  • Peter

    I like this "old-black-white-horror-movie-style"... I hope you understood what I mean! or too say it in two words: great capture!

    2006-03-17

  • Dean [Captured4Life]

    Asiko, you havent lived! This is really interesting, I have so many shots I sit on the fence with and it's amazing how many people end up saying is there fav and they spot a reason you haven't. This is excellent, it's not one of your best, but it's still excellent as your quality is so good. Damn i'm jealous!

    2006-03-17

  • jonne

    I don't care what you do to your photos if they look this good. Great result and the tone is beautiful.

    2006-03-18

  • yungyaw

    Nice processing. I like the vignetting effect.

    2006-03-18

  • Lee

    I do love gritty images like this.

    2006-03-19

  • davenyc

    I really like this. The vignetting is perhaps just a hair too obvious, but otherwise it's truly good work. A sublime composition.

    2006-03-19

  • laurent

    I like the post processing you've done. You've something that could be otherwise drab, interesting.

    2006-03-23

  • Games

    Oops forgot to add, mostly agree that the image regardless of route is the important thing. I do find applied vignetes usually to distracting but this has been done well.

    2007-03-25