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Burning Wheels


Burning  Wheels
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Copyright: Galder Jon Arguinzoniz (galderjon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 87 N: 574] (2755)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-08
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Casio Exilim EX-Z3, 5.8-17.4mm 1:2.8-4.9, SD card 128 Mb
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-06 5:30
Viewed: 2219
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here we have a typical garage in Dominican Republic. This man was looking for an used (2nd hand) wheel to replace my wrecked one. Once he found it here he is trying to take it out of the rim.

The original is in colours, but here i am trying to show the wheels´ shapes, textures and grooves... that is all.

It was an august midday, sun was up, a strong light which gives hard contrasts, a huge range from highlights to darks.
That is what it was like and i´m not trying to fake it thru PP, so here we have a super contrast b&w scene.

The man´s eyes are not important here, but the action he is doing; as our TL friend Erik Sven says in his critique, "(...) preventing us from really seeing the face of the man. In this case, however, I don't mind too much, as the focus lays on the action and on the boiling heat of the sun."

PP- Crop into a Long Play or CD format (square) to avoid unwanted data, sharpening after resizing for TL.

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To ErikSven: i agreegalderjon 1 01-06 06:14
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I like the straightforwardness of this shot, Galder. A spontaneous daily life scene without frills, but very authentic. A good composition within the square format and, as you say, strong contrasts between light and dark preventing us from really seeing the face of the man. In this case, however, I don't mind too much, as the focus lays on the action and on the boiling heat of the sun.
An example of true "street" photography.
TFS & kind regards,
Erik

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-01-06 6:35]

Hello Galder, nice daylife shot, great textures and a fine composition. Too bad about the harsh light that made some OE spots. Well done though! Thanks.

Mario

Galder
Wonderful and real this daily life scene.
Great idea to make in B-W.
Congratulation!
Mariana

Hello Galder, I think that you achieved your aim.The b/w was a good decision,I like the sharp contrasts due to the bright sunlight.
Lots of interesting shapes and textures.
Thanks for the notes.
Regards Jean.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-01-06 20:49]

dear Galder,
a wonderful shot of his working scene and the heap of waste tires,
a little strong contrast makes the B&W image rather powerful,
the summer sun light fits this wasted atmosphere,
a modern symbolic picture, thank you,
Akihisa

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