Around the construction site

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by CiaranCReilly, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 18, 2012
    Dublin
    Ciaran Reilly
    A quick share for a series I took on a construction site, I thought they would work best in colour (the scaffold bars are multicoloured with paint and rust), but I now prefer these in B&W. I grew up working on sites like this, in fact I've probably handled these pieces themselves several times over the last 15 or so years. All shot with Panasonic GX7 & 20mm f/1.7 at f/2.5 (first) and f/1.7 (last three). ISO varied.

    I went with shallow DoF to filter the mess in the background and make the shots location-independent, but perhaps I went too far?

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  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Yup - I like them all & you deserve at least one response for posting. :smile:
     
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I like them too, Ciaran. I think you used the shallow DOF to good effect here as well. And I love the way the P20 renders. I need to get mine out and start to use it more!
     
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  4. alan1972

    alan1972 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 23, 2012
    Malaga, Spain
    Alan Grant
    I especially like the second one. Even though I know it's a photo of a construction site, whenever I look at it I find that somewhere in the back of my mind hovers an interpretation as a melancholy graveyard photo with a simple cross-shaped tombstone. Probably that's just me, but it adds something extra to the picture for me.
     
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  5. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 18, 2012
    Dublin
    Ciaran Reilly
    Thanks all!

    I hadn't noticed that until you mentioned it Alan1972, but I can definitely see it now, a little eerie!
     
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