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The Third Man 28c-175v
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Copyright: Huub Louppen (drymd29) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-01-13
Categories: Artwork, Mood
Camera: Canon Powershot A620
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): FILM TITLES, Detached legs [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-13 9:36
Viewed: 2774
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 21
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
*** no points please ***

Graham Greene on The Third Man:
My film story, The Third Man, was never written to be read but only to be seen. The story, like many love affairs, started at a dinner table and continued with headaches in many places.
crop-desaturation-film grain-unsharp mask-frame


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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2006-01-13 9:41]
  • [+]

Ha Huub!

Yes, this is it. The street, black & White, the shadow devided in two, the curve, the stone patern, I love it all.
The remarks: a bit grey, give more contrast. White is burned and cut the top left.

But, aftyer all a very nice pic.


Like this very atmospheric.
I would like to see this without the paving stones continuing into the top right hand corner.

Great shot Huub. Third man yes - the paved road surely is a reminder of that lovely film. You have caught the magic here.

A very well composed B&W image - the title goes well with the shot - TFS :)

hi Huub :-) very much like this composition and especially the mood you've created.. yes very 'third man' indeed and i love that whole film noir look in phototraphy.. great grain and strong detail too.. really excellent.

no points as requested.. but here's your smile :-)

I like the highlights on the brick the most.
great exposure.

Good mysterious scene. I like the shadows although I feel they ought to be a bit darker. Perhaps add more black in Selective Colour. Just a suggestion. Good composition. I saw the Third Man series on TV a very long time ago and I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery.
Well observed street scene.

Nicely seen and composed !
I love the lights on the pavement and the shadow following this woman but surprisingly it is not scary at all.
As for the Third Man, a great film ...

Great capture Huub...strong contrast and perfect light.


  • Great 
  • redol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 260 W: 33 N: 12] (2254)
  • [2006-01-13 14:12]

Sim palabras, una maravilla.

  • Great 
  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2006-01-13 14:18]
  • [+]

Ik vraag me dan af is dat geensceineerd
of is dat gewoon een gelukkig toeval!
The Tird man komt op zijn plaats en de schrik zit er in!!

What an excellent image. The long shadows and the lines of the brick path. Wonderful capture, I can't say enough.

excellentt graphism

  • ruudblok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 727 N: 2259] (23329)
  • [2006-01-13 17:35]
  • [+]

Hallo Huub,
Heb ik hier ineens een meesterwerk voor mijn neus. Wat moet je zeggen als alles klopt.
Heb je het in elkaar gezet?Of deed het zich voor? Prachtig Prachtig.
Roep het nog een keer meesterlijk.

  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2006-01-13 17:42]

I love the captured light, Huub... and I admit, even if I do prefer colour shots, that this one called for b&w.
Very well done, TFS.

  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2006-01-13 18:21]
  • [+]

Okay Huub, no points - I don't know The Third Man or what it is about - which to some means I must be dead, but in this case, I cannot be biased in what I see. B&W is nice, grain effect is also nice. Composition with the curve and tiles is great - nicely balanced geometric intersections. Shadows and their placing - look like they have been very well calculated and give a very strong impact of mystery and suspense. The leg on the left (her/his right leg) doesn't look right. A very sudden and sharp curve just below the picture frame causes some perspective distortion - which if one stares at long enough, the distrotion appears as a shadow of a shadow. Very nicely done.

There are a few points raised re the content and composition but they are but a candle in the wind compared to the atmosphere generated.
Classic BW top-line quality movie-still. 10/10

Very nice!!!

  • degetica Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 66 N: 260] (2802)
  • [2006-01-14 11:17]

mistery all the way:))

and nice legs too:))

I live the shadows and the mouvment in this photo!


  • TonyFoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 379 W: 55 N: 321] (3825)
  • [2006-01-14 21:40]

Hi Huub,
An excellent photo playing with lights and shadows. The title and notes add interests to it.

Superb Huub! Excellent B/W tones and composition.

  • biblio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 6 N: 225] (2498)
  • [2006-01-15 7:12]

very effective, great powerful image

  • eliferen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 517 W: 84 N: 197] (1812)
  • [2006-01-15 15:31]

Great capture Huub! And perfect compositon. Strong shadow of man is impressive and you captured walking movement so well.

En de vierde man moet nog komen;)

  • lollie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 742 W: 46 N: 2] (64)
  • [2006-01-18 7:54]

splendi hommade to black movies of the 40's.

  • Great 
  • galba Gold Star Critiquer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-18 10:28]

I like so much!
composition gear up for a very fine result.
this one is the best for me

  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2006-01-19 11:00]

oh noooooo!!! this is amaizing!!! great idea of the crop... like a gothic novel... verry original...
in my favorits!


  • Ejla Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 13 N: 137] (2488)
  • [2006-01-24 15:53]
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I see why you commented on my leaf! Very impressive picture! THANKS!!!

This is straight out of a magazine, great compositon and execution! Bravo!

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