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Been fooled for years, happy to discover (image heavy)

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by jyc860923, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    For years I've been thinking it was a genuine, serious bank every time I walked by, until today. This is actually a part of the very most famous sight in our city, where used to be a real bank over half a century ago, now a museum. I'll skip the common museum collection stuff in this post, just to show you.... this.

    Sorry I didn't take the front gate photo, I most usually don't.

    It's actually a beautiful great hall when you first enter it, this photo is showing one side of the hall.
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    For a good minute I couldn't believe or tell what I was seeing, real people? At least there should be some, right?
    25454539420_a773f6aa0e_b. P3130016_E-P5_1_50_2.8_2500_90.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    [​IMG]P3130017_E-P5_1_50_2.8_6400_50.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    25729156906_5cd651b037_b. P3130018_E-P5_1_50_2.8_4000_50.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    But I have to admit they look pretty much alive, so instead of looking for real people, I started to enjoy staging my drama.

    25128611513_99ee7ff14d_b. P3130019_E-P5_1_50_2.8_1250_40.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    25755192675_2fc1ba716d_b. P3130021_E-P5_1_50_2.8_3200_115.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    Oops, looks like I've found someone.

    25729106776_05c49ba6a0_b. P3130022_E-P5_1_50_2.8_2000_150.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    It was a challenge matching the "skin" tones during post without either proper lighting or skins.

    25128561963_dbc3ffdd50_b. P3130023_E-P5_1_50_2.8_3200_150.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    25128549903_131ceb909f_b. P3130024_E-P5_1_50_2.8_1600_55.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    25454414690_b853759aa4_b. P3130025_E-P5_1_50_2.8_3200_55.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    25729046766_62c2ab608e_b. P3130028_E-P5_1_50_2.8_3200_62.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    25660031981_392a773a81_b. P3130029_E-P5_1_50_2.8_5000_50.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    25454376780_b47c0bac52_b. P3130030_E-P5_1_50_2.8_3200_40.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    25729010136_0a72370d09_b. P3130031_E-P5_1_50_2.8_4000_40.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    25634090972_ba90ef5a6f_b. P3130032_E-P5_1_50_2.8_5000_125.0 mm_OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 by Kian j, on Flickr

    That's pretty much it. I thought about converting to B&W for a vintage flavour and more important to "solve" the white balance issue, but that would've wasted a lot of fun. Thanks for watching, I'll post some other photos from today's trip.
     
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  2. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    I really like this set, and don't think the white balance needs to be "solved" at all. My favorite is the last.
     
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  3. robcee

    robcee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2016
    Toronto
    Rob Campbell
    those sculptures are pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing!

    edit: the one jarring thing in the whole exhibit seems to be the glasses. Every one of the mannequins wearing glasses has them positioned horribly, like they're in the process of falling off their face. Maybe that's just how people wore them 100 years ago. :)
     
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  4. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    thanks, gotta get some sleep now. :)
     
  5. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Nice... I'll try to visit it next time I'm there.
     
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  6. JensM

    JensM Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 6, 2016
    Oslo(ish), Norway
    As screename
    A very nice set, that.
    For what it is worth, I tend to agree with Mellow, cant see any reason to tweak on the WB on the bank ones, for me at least, they possess a certain flair and ambience very fitting for the subjects. :)
     
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  7. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    Thanks Jens, I believe it's better now after adjusting WB on each of the bank photos than camera's auto WB. People keep saying things about Oly colours and Sony sensors but with a test against my G6 I've found that after careful tweaking, results can be quite close that I couldn't tell them apart, but out of the box JPGs are usually so different that I almost can't trust either one. So it has kinda become a habit for me to "correct" things that possibly don't need correcting that much. Anyway, I think I'm still in the process of doing stupid testings on photos and hope that they turn out to be meaningful some way, I love that you guys find it interesting.:laugh1:
     
  8. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    I would say the light sources in that place are a nightmare of auto-WB, maybe there isn't any camera that would nail it.
     
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