Friday, April 16, 2010

Week 51, Day 352, April 16, 2010, Through a Window Dimly

One of the really fun things that has happened with this blog is that I have met a lot of fun people.  Friday nights many of them gather at a local pub called the Chapter House.

Tonight I tried an experiment and photographed from outside the pub looking inward.  I found the effect very interesting.

Lessons Learned:
  • Gary makes a great subject for photography, and is always a willing participant.  Thank you Gary, and Tom.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/2000 sec, Aperture f/1.8, ISO 1600, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 82mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, handheld.

15 comments:

Andrew said...

Cool effect, great focus, and great conversion to monochrome! Awesome work!

toledonative said...

I love the shot, but...

the guy on the left (Gary?) creeps me out a bit the way he's peering so intently out the window at the viewer.

Or maybe I shouldn't have watched the hour long news show about a creepy guy abducting a girl right before I went to bed!

At any rate, I reacted almost viscerally to the photo, so well done!

Yolanda said...

This is a fun and clever shot! I like the way you focused on the window, and left the people out of focus. They look as if they are in another beer dimension :)

Gallow said...

lol, that's out of character for Gary. I think it's the cloudiness of the window that makes him appear that way.

Judy said...

I love this. That's a great old window.

RuneE said...

I liked that effect, and you obviously know where to place your lines and crossings.

AB said...

The outside view is pleasantly mysterious

Gary's third pottery blog said...

good Lord I am the least creepy guy on earth, but I WAS acting for the camera...Stevo, nothing wrong with color but you are a MASTER with black and white :)

Andrey Dorokhov said...

Love the idea! Very ... kind of romantic for me

Jean said...

Liked the black-and-white effect a lot! Kind of pic that tends to take us back a number of years...

Here from Carmi's blog.

young-ecletic-encounters said...

Great use of contrast with your sharply defined windows and slightly out of focus faces. The old windows add great character to the shot. I tried a similiar shot but at a nursing home with residents inside watching the traffic go by, but was unable to pull off the shot before I was noticed. Good idea to practice with freinds first. Johnina :^D

Mona Sweden said...

I love this photo in black & white. Looking from the outside in is so cool.

kcinnova said...

I've enjoyed your work over on Gary's blog and am happy to see you at Carmi's TP as well. Great shot! (And I know for a fact that Gary is not creepy -- I was brave enough to bring my entire family to visit last summer.)

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

Great shot.

sunflowerkat321 said...

Great image with that captures a moment in time. If the backstory was not included...the imagination could go a lot of places with this. Black and white is just right for this.

Kat
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