Friday, May 09, 2008

lonesome eyes (ifc mall) ...

this has not happened to me before - I was about to give up these shots but changed my mind when the images were rotated clockwise by 45 degrees.:-)




(Click on the image to enlarge & view exif info.)

6 Comments:

Blogger iSmith said...

A true pro never gives up (though he may be defeated sometimes) - and your creative approach to the framing of these shots it totally inspiring!

Ian

11:48 AM  
Blogger hugo poon said...

That's really the point. Though I'm still not too sure about these pics, I'm happy to let them stay... a good enough reminder that I should not give up easily as long as there's something strong (soul stirring) enough... Thanks.:-)

Have a happy Sunday!

Hugo

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Ian Bramham said...

It does make us think more about them when rotated like this but I also think I'd like them just as much the right way round as they are very strong images!

12:51 AM  
Blogger hugo poon said...

Oh Ian, thanks for letting me know you shared my feelings.:-) Just like your recent shots, these were a little tricky... Lighting was dim and the advertisement was already grainy... I really wanted to freeze the passersby but bumping up to higher ISOs would make the images even coarser. So the end result was quite a compromise.

Take care,
Hugo

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Ian Bramham said...

I know what you mean about coarseness Hugo but these days I worry less and less about things like grain in high iso images.

I haven't used any noise reduction software in ages.

I was looking back at some of your night photos again the other day from the early days (F10 or F11 camera?) and was amazed at the raw emotional power that they have....I'm sure the graininess adds to the images rather than detracts.

12:31 AM  
Blogger hugo poon said...

Thanks again Ian!

I'm with you regarding both the technical imperfections and raw emotional power of some of my early pics (one would actually be shown on the following post)... Anyhow, no matter how my style might have changed over these years (not necessarily for the "better"), I'm glad that the "fire" inside me is still burning and I'm still feeling hungry.:-)

Hugo

1:31 AM  

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