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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Some of my older works Reply with quote

You have seen only my very recent works...here's some of the older ones.
This is a small series I shot one night in the castle of Vigoleno. It was midnight, and all desert. 21 people live in there, but some only for the summer. And it was winter. All doors and windows were closed. I was the only living soul out in the castle. Well, I tell you: it was scary. I don't think I'll go there alone again at midnight.

The pics were taken with my Nikon FM2 and some VERY cheap VERY used manual lenses, the only I could afford then, as I was unemployed. It was sometime between 1994 and 1996.
I think the wider shots were taken with a Panagor 18-28 zoom.
I can not remember which film I used but I remember it was a 1600 Asa.
Of course I also had to use the tripod.
Thinking back, it was a stupid choice. With the tripod I could also have used a faster and less grainier film. But I am happy with the result.







Directs:
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/5906/vig901ej7.jpg
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/5956/vig902jo0.jpg
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/2332/vig903qa4.jpg
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/4223/vig904fg7.jpg
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7373/vig905au8.jpg


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, what an area! You pictures are great really!


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Wow, what an area! You pictures are great really!


It's only 8 km from my town, we can easily visit there when you come here. On Sundays, you can also go up on the tower and the highwalks, and photograph from there. There is no restriction on photographs, you can photograph as you want.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. 2 is my favourite. I have an affinity for images of doorways.

Michael


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borges wrote:
No. 2 is my favourite. I have an affinity for images of doorways.
Michael


While scanning, I could have raised the gamma and let some detail in the black parts surface. But I decided to leave it that way. Sometimes, in a photograph, what you can not see is as important as what you can see.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Attila wrote:
Wow, what an area! You pictures are great really!


It's only 8 km from my town, we can easily visit there when you come here. On Sundays, you can also go up on the tower and the highwalks, and photograph from there. There is no restriction on photographs, you can photograph as you want.


Coooool I can't wait! You are full of history, beautiful country! We are full with "gulasch" LOL.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio,
I like #2 and #3 a lot! I don't remember where I read it, or by whom, but
I've always liked the phrase:

"Not black, but rather darkness revealed"


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
We are full with "gulasch" LOL.


I will take care of that "problem" personally when I come there Wink


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

katastrofo wrote:
Orio,
I like #2 and #3 a lot! I don't remember where I read it, or by whom, but
I've always liked the phrase:
"Not black, but rather darkness revealed"


Ah, I agree, I agree definitely!
We always have to remember this, as photographers, when we work. We f course have a tendency to make our works as techinically perfect as we can. But technique here would have imposed to bring up the shadows. And it will have killed the atmosphere.
So I say that we always have to remember, that for people looking at our works, it's not important how we are good technically, what counts is the emotion.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like first one. Full of dramatism.
I like gulasch too,
Sorin Atilla.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have good sense of humor Smile Hopefully you will like to stay here.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
You have good sense of humor Smile Hopefully you will like to stay here.


I'm sure I will!


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am scanning other oldies, will post more soon


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Himself wrote:
I like first one. Full of dramatism.
I like gulasch too,
Sorin Atilla.


Great , perhaps I will ask my MOM about receipt , never mind my MOM not a good cooker at all Smile


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:

Great , perhaps I will ask my MOM about receipt , never mind my MOM not a good cooker at all Smile


Careful, I'm a good cook, if the recipe is good I may steal it Wink


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile We will looking cook books in English for you.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My cooking abilities are poor but my appetite is big. I'll send Yvonne to steal the recipe. Very Happy

Michael


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borges wrote:
My cooking abilities are poor
Michael


You should try harder. There is not much difference between photography (or painting) and cooking!


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Believe me better if I take a capture for you than if I cook something Smile


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.k. Yvonne steals the recipe, Orio cooks and Attila and me are taking pictures of your work. That's an ideal division of work.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smart Smile