(Attempted) Suzhou Night Shots

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(Attempted) Suzhou Night Shots
« on: October 04, 2008, 10:21:11 AM »
I'm often wandering the local back streets at night (occupational hazard), and am frequently struck by the stark scenes of old places caught in the glare of the street lights. I keep trying to capture them, but I've only had two turn out with any interest at all. Wish I had a dumber camera that required a smarter photographer... bibibibibi

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Re: (Attempted) Suzhou Night Shots
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008, 10:23:12 AM »
Dunno...maybe they work better in B&W...






...or with an "old photo" effect?



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Re: (Attempted) Suzhou Night Shots
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008, 06:31:06 PM »
The second pic is great, in colour and in B&W.  Hidden depths, bold foreground, balanced composition, the red lanterns and the harsh white stone do a lot of good work.

And human interest?  Someone stripped off and went skinny dipping?  What's the pile of clothes?

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Re: (Attempted) Suzhou Night Shots
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 11:01:55 PM »
I love the 'old photo' effect ;)
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Re: (Attempted) Suzhou Night Shots
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008, 11:07:15 PM »
I think the clothes were just some abandoned laundry. However, the area is sort of a local "Lovers' Lane", so anything is possible. afafafafaf
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Re: (Attempted) Suzhou Night Shots
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2008, 11:09:50 PM »
Jefe, these are really good agagagagag.  Imagine.  3 different places, all with the same building structures ahahahahah
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Re: (Attempted) Suzhou Night Shots
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2008, 11:54:38 PM »
The black and white one with the red lanterns is good. Pity about the clothes.
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