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Fantastic shadow play, typical luiman style.
An outstanding BW of an otherwise mundane object. lovely texture.
Beautiful photograph of the young couple, so much to see, but the subject is at the foreground.
Lovely pan shot.
Haunting portrait especially with the background graffiti staring right at you.
Beautiful picture. Love how the trees dwarf the two subjects.
The two elder ladies looking deserted and forlorn.
Not repeating some of the wonderful pictures already picked:
Lunchtime Concert 2 by print44
XA Summer #999 by lynnb
I like this. The headless and armless model, the car in the door reflection, done in b/w. All works together for me.
Not to take away from cosmonaut, but this is a style that reminds me of Tuna. He seems to have an eye for this type of photo. I wish I did. Thanks for the 'eye' and for sharing cosmonaut.
Ice Cave and Waterfall..., By Pete Chipman
Just love the blue and surreal scenery:
Wild Sky and Church, ..., By Pete Chipman
A perfectly composed beautiful landscape:
from our niece's, By paulfish4570
Perfect moment and use of available light:
~, By Chuck Cates
Beautiful colors, hard to believe that this was shot with a Jupiter 8
Underground #2, By Steveh
I love it when normal, day2day situations make it into a possible wall print:
Mirrors and Doors, By BlackCamera~S.Smyth
Great split of space using a mirror, pretty model, not looking like a posed nude at all:
#074, By lynnb
The complex geometry just keeps me attached and return to this one:
p376951620-4, By ChEc
Great use of complementary colors in a simple scene leading to another wall print:
Thanks to all Gallery users.
Thank you for the mentions tj01, RichardG and ferider - very much appreciated!
My favourites from the Gallery this week - and what a week...
x-ray - Nazi youth. This amazing series is compelling, sad, and frightening. Courageous documentary photography.
semrich - untitled. Exceptional panning shot.
memphis - Delta People. I liked both the portrait and the tonal control.
huntjump - Waterstriders. Strong, despite - or maybe because of - the mis-focus.
Mlehrman - Jerry. Character, and the link to the backstory is worth the visit. The strong processing reminded me of a pencil drawing, which I think suits the subject.
Paulfish4570 - from our niece's wedding. This is one of those delightful moments at a wedding when kids are being kids, with the princess bride.
c.poulton - Greenwich Park Couple. The girl looking out of the frame made it special.
Luiman - untitled. Compositional balance, tonality and texture.
valdas - a driver. Love that kitten! There have been some great cat shots in the Gallery recently..
portktaco - austin feb 5. I liked all the shots in this series.
porktaco - austin feb 6
hteasley - Russ. Thoughtful portrait with beautiful bokeh.
BlackCamera~S.Smyth - Mirrors and Doors. Sensuous.
and a few more...
Emavoh - Ford 200. I liked the mood created by the rusty wreck and the snow, and the composition in this shot.
OurManInTangier - Commute. Excellent triptych of what used to be a universal commuting experience, although iPads may put and end to the rustle of papers.
bobbyrab - Zeiss 21/4.5. Simply beautiful!
Thank you deeply Richard G., and thank you Lynn for this week's mention. My gratitude. (And Lynn, thanks for the pass on the processing).
leica M2 fan
Starting right off with my favorite of the week.
tj01, Richard G and Lynn, thank you for mentioning my photos. Being here is always an honor for me.
mlehrman, actual happy nyc subway rider :)
lynnb, i liked this tighter shot best, from a left perspective:
Thanks for the mentions, Paul and Lynn.
What a great week. As usual. I try to not say "what a great week", being pretty much perpetually true and thus trite, but it just happens anyway.
x-ray, Nazi youth
Steveh, Underground #1
Richard G, Back lane
two from miklosphoto: Where is my ride?
emayoh, Ford 200
Luigi, A Secret Life
Paul, from our niece's
thank you, roland, harry and lynn.
Thanks for the mention paulfish4570
Thank you Harry for noticing my photo. Making the Gallery Picks on RFF....I'm stunned.
c.poulton Royal Observatory
semrich **** (every shot from Cuba)
Bike Tourist Workman With Ladder
bobbyrab Zeiss 21/4.5
By paulfish4570 http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/8934/DSCF2439rff.jpg
By Mlehrman http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/U3187I1332117554.SEQ.0.jpg
By luiman http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28407/U28407I1332106174.SEQ.0.jpg
By print44 http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/8791/Scan-120317-0008pp.jpg
By semrich http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/5622/U5622I1332087295.SEQ.0.jpg
By Lynnb http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1332077605.SEQ.0.jpg
Firstly, some of the photos that grabbed my attention - although I was away alot last week so missed plenty by the looks of things.
I'll start with another cat shot!! I know, shocking.
ferider's Shadow21 - Whilst I'm a big softie for cats this one gives the dog lovers some ammunition when they say cats are aloof, stand-offish and certainly not man's best friend. Perhaps, perhaps not but better watch what you say around them.
Lynn's XA Summer #999 - I could easily have gone for Lynn's bench shot which was superb but this one is just so good to stare at, slowly realising how many patterns and cameos there are to look at.
Shirley Creazzo's Sunrise New York State - a tiny picture but a beautiful colour palette...and a reminder that somethings are just too pretty not to photograph
Semrich's Untitled - Bringing speed, road noise, grinding gears, horns and burning deisel to life
bobbyrap's Zeiss 21/4.5 - The title gives the impression this was little more than a lens test or experiment, the result is so much more.
ChEc's Letter and number sequence ( sorry Chris, I've forgotten what its named ) - Amazing colours and utmost precision in the composition.
Steveh's Underground#1 - This is the London of Mackendrick's The Ladykillers or the Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes movies and I could love it for that reason alone.
finally, C. Poulton's Greenwich Park Couple - I try to avoid commenting along the lines of "just like HCB" or "as if Terry O'Neill took the shot" etc etc, except the first thing I thought when I saw this was that someone had simply posted a Winogrand shot to the gallery. I'm so ashamed;) but I wouldn't be if I was Mr C. Poulton.
I know I've missed loads this week but even what I did get to see has been impressive.
Secondly, a big thanks to Lynn, Lluigi, Photony Texas and Tj01 for including my triptych and another nod to Richard; my second week back looking at the Gallery Picks and I'm already finding how differently I look at the pictures during the week and how I'm becoming slightly less myopic.
Congratulations to all.
By hteasley http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/8420/IMG0067.jpg
By emayoh http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/31837/U31837I1331853816.SEQ.0.jpg
leica M2 fan
Love the diagonal line of vision and great contrast of the house and window.
Paul, Harry and Richard, thank you so much for the mentions. It's always a great pleasure and an honor to be here.
I have missed this great photo by Paul (but I think I have also missed some others this week):
Sincere thanks to Richard G and Richard Berter.
thank you, richard, and luigi.
Thanks for the mentions
from Pete Chipman
from c. poulton
Thanks a lot, Simon, that means a lot to me.
(and yeah, I love my dogs .... :) )
to paul and lynn, thanks.
i'll start with my photo of the week.
i'm a sucker for everything in this picture. kubrick imagery, subway tile, confined sight distances, curvey lighting, ghostly figures. it's a superbly well taken image, and the resolution in the subway tile gives it away as well crafted.
the strong linear elements, the delicious reflections, the ghostly buildings and that wonderful lit-up head.
similarly, great sight lines, wonderful organic/rounded forms. glorious tones.
i think havana is my next photo trip destination. this whole series was really great. the m8-to-film-look is especially to be commended.
two from paul
pretty picture, great moment, backlit. what's not to like.
was great as a thumbnail, is even better full sized.
really interesting. had to click, glad i did.
lastly.... lastly. x-ray's series on the klan/nazi gathering. impossible not to look, well documented. this kid isn't nearly half as scary as his supercreepy dad.
and in a moment of synchronicity, the photo preceding it in the gallery is this one, from tigerphil. it's nice in its own right, but doubly noticable from where it sits in the queue.
yes, the placement of phil's menora next to the nazi rally series was, what? transcendent? :)
Very big thanks to Tony "leica M2 fan" for the recognition.
I hope you all know how good you are...
X-ray, nothing short of chilling and saddening:
X-ray, Urban decay in the 70's:
leica M2 fan
Thank you Tigerphil for the mention.
Glad everyone liked the images. Emotion is what every image should stimulate whether good or bad.
More to come soon.
my sincere thanks everyone for the mentions. I'm honoured to be in such company!
Thank you, photony texas — much appreciated.
i left this one out, and remembered it this morning,
a perfect little image. again, i'm a sucker for this kind of subject. i'm waiting for the gingerbread house and the trail of breadcrumbs. on top of that it's got all the things a technical eye wouid like. lines, tones, balance, patterns. well done.
and paul, yeah, i don't know what to call it either. i'd like to say it's hopeful, as i read it backwards from the nazis and the klan to the menorah.
I hope you all know how good you are...
Really Excellent pictures here.
I Am So Glad And Honoured To Be Apart Of All Of This,,, Thank To All ,,,,Dick B.
leica M2 fan
Wonderfully atmospheric- this is an inspiring photo.
I'm late this week, but still have picks. Many have shown up already, and I will still post them as they were what I picked even if I'm a day behind.
Here we go:
bobbyrab, great tones, and perfect timing with the couple as they move up the path into the mist.
x-ray, a timeless shot that's what's sad about it. The composition of this one appealed to me with the guys in the bedsheets saluting between their burning symbols.
After that one a little beauty is in order, so two from Pete Chipman:
Form, beauty, action and humor in nature.
lynnb, simple and inviting, well done.
emayoh, love it when I see a 15mm shot like this,
Steveh, I hava a shot almost exactly like this, I like your better.
valdas, a paradox in scale, it would make a nice print.
That's all for this week.
thank you, steve.
Wow, I am feeling very humbled by the many mentions that I have received this week, especially the comments OurManInTangier has so kindly made. It means so much to me to receive critique on my work (good and bad) as this is the only way I will learn to improve, and I still have a great deal to improve upon! Thank you everyone!
Thank you very much for the mentions, it's appreciated.
Thanks to everyone who pointed out my pictures in the gallery. For me, this is a high score.
Thanks to Ferider, hteasley, Simon, Porktaco and Semrich for the kind mentions. It's always such a pleasure to view the amount of great work that appears on here in the space of a week.
leica M2 fan
Beautiful, nice soft does show the nice glow and shows how great a photo can be soft and muted.
Bobbyrap: This is a great image.
Thanks to all who have posted pictures this week - another inspiring and varied collection. The range from documentary work on the modern Nazi to the beauty in some of the other pictures is fantastic.
I simply have to mention Luiman's picture and the ones nearby in his gallery - what lovely pictures they are.
I also want to say thanks, and I've had this thought for a few weeks, to Leica M2 Fan for his tireless support of this thread, for the time he puts in to look at other people's work and to offer constructive and positive comment. A real example of tireless, consistent and unselfish care for other people. Thanks.
leica M2 fan
Stunningly good looks and smiles.
leica M2 fan
Whew! What a masterful presentation! The reflections, the light on his head and the white bag all are eye-catchers.
leica M2 fan
Power and majesty of the sea.
Mike, I am deeply grateful for your kind words, as I am very grateful to all friends here: their images and comments really help to improve in photography. This weekly thread is a great opportunity for us all.
thanks twice, tony (leica m2 fan).
and thanks to mike, too, for such encouragement.
Another great week of photographs. I am a little late to the party here. I haven't been able to spend much time here the past few weeks but I have picked out some that I think should be mentioned here.
ChEc (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/member.php?uid=20537) I have picked two from Chris this week.
x-ray (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/member.php?uid=2450) I have picked two from x-ray
(http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/member.php?uid=8001)These three shots go so perfectly together it is one of my very top choices this week.
luiman (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/member.php?uid=28407) I have two from Luigi this week.
BlackCamera~S.Smyth (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/member.php?uid=41338) This woman is such a fabulous model
lynnb (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/member.php?uid=27021) This is a second pick for Lynn this week
A fabulous portrait my Michael this week.
thank you, Jim.
thank you Richard, Tony and Jim - I always much appreciate your comments and support!
Thanks very much, Richard and Jim, for the mentions. It's an honor.
Thank you Steve - it's much appreciated.
a late addition, I liked this image by roundp, for its mood, placement of the tree, and the single window light.
I sincerely offer thanks and appreciation to the following (to avoid confusion for whom I'm thanking I'm using their user name) for including my shots this week: tj01, Richard G, lynnb, Leica M2 Fan, Paulfish4570, hteasley, photony texas, Richard Berter, OurManInTangier, tigerphil, pork taco, and barnwulf.
Additionally, Paul (pork taco) commented: the m8-to-film-look is especially to be commended. For anyone interested the m8-to-film-look was totally about my using Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2, #019 Fine Art preset, Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Film Type, mostly Burn all Edges #1, and some limited Selective Adjustments Control Points. My demo expired today, I like the results enough that I just bought the complete Nik package for Aperture and Aperture to go with it. Now I've got the workflow to finish the shots I like, I'll be posting more as soon as I complete the laborious taks of deleting older work in the Gallery.
Thank you, Jim, your comments are always much appreciated.
i have been thinking about silver efex for a while now
also, i love seeing gallery pix here in all their glory. it's a shame that we don't have a way to flick through gallery pictures in full size. i miss a lot with thumbnails.
Thumbnails do impact on how many views a picture will receive and whether it gets overlooked or immediately picked up on. It's a shame but I doubt there'll be much change there. However, to counterbalance that the gallery users here and the differing types of images posted mean that we get a pretty good 'heads-up' from other members. Flickr, despite the nice big pictures, doesn't offer the same scope IMO (if you stick to groups that mirror your interests and type of photography) of imagery and, I always found, that I missed the communal feeling to the comments left here. So much so, I usually have a quick flick through the 'Comments' section to see what has caught other peoples eye after I've gone through the gallery itself.
Thank you Jim, your comment and 'Pick' is hugely appreciated.
Many thanks luiman.
Here are my picks of last week:
#074 by lynnb
commute by OurManInTangier
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