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Passing up chances
(02-04-2011)
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PHOTO DESCRIPTION
A masked punter walks right by the enticing red doorway of a nightclub in the Hibiya area of Tokyo. In these days of Jishuku (self restraint) no one wants to be seen having too much fun, not in public anyway...
APN PENTAX - PENTAX K-5
Registred camera PENTAX PENTAX K-5 (Reflex camera)
EXIF information f:3,2 - 1/100 - 1600 ISO  (no flash)
Orignal filename passing up chance.jpg

comments

04/13/2011
 Oh - This is just lovely...I see what you mean - There is a sea of black and white on photoholik!

I don't mind that the man is not too clear. I like the background more anyhow..
04/09/2011
Love this Francis. Masterfully constructed, and terrific tonality.  A beautiful addition to your timely, poignant and insightful series.
04/06/2011
Rather difficult to read Francis as the man is poorly defined...
I'm not a huge fan of this one
04/06/2011
Rather difficult to read Francis as the man is poorly defined...
I'm not a huge fan of this one
04/06/2011

I really like the scene and the light. The dynamic B&W and hard contrats are tasty and dark, giving an edge, perhaps summarises the feeling...not too much fun, that air of restraint.
 I do agree that the frame is a little cramped, too tight, but also, on the positive side, it gives a sense of clautraphobia that suits the scene.
 I would love to know how to get these tones and style in my shots more, perhaps my LX3 provides a better opportunity than my Nikon it seems.

 

04/06/2011
Sorry, not one of my favorites. I wouldn't have known it was a nightclub if you hadn't told me. I just think the frame is too cramped, not enough 'air' if you like.

Bravo on the T.O.P feature. You should drop him a line when you finish off the project. I might be able to get some similar shots this weekend. The Koreans are getting pissy about the radioactive rain that's gonna be engulfing Korea on the weekend. They keep looking up to the sky as if it's about to fall on their heads!
04/05/2011
Intense photograph & depp black.
One of my favorite in the project.
Really love your recent work.
Bravo
nono