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    Default Seen better days...

    A little bit of background information: It is a common sight to have chairs/sofas/benches outside of homes here to welcome your guests. Or just to sit and chat with neighbours/friends/etc. On one of my shortcuts through a slightly more rundown neighbourhood, I spotted this obviously well-used and tired sofa, thus the title "Seen better days..."

    Kodak TMax-400. Handheld 1/15s at f/2.8. Scanned, adjustments and toning made in the digital darkroom ( haven't ventured into playing in a traditional darkroom yet. maybe some time later...)

    Shot with the aim of trying to convey a sense of age and tiredness. Does this work for you?

    Last edited by Yatlapball; 12th May 2007 at 06:43 PM. Reason: Resized image (now 600x400)

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    i couldn't recognize what it was at first, but now I see. reminded me of my late grandfather's bed.

    nice shot.

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    Heh. I apologise for the size. The bandwidth here sucks big time. Would have posted a much larger sized picture if I could. I also somehow feel the shrunk version doesn't do justice to this photo. Can't see the grain properly either. Heh.

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    Default Re: Seen better days...

    nice, like the overall feel of it.

    seems just a little tilted?

    looks like a lovely postcard.

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    Heh. You're right. I corrected by eye in CS2 only. Guess it wasn't close enough. Drawing a line in CaptureNX showed it still needed 0.23 deg CW rotation.

    Thanks tribalsnake

    And thanks deckard for looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    Heh. I apologise for the size. The bandwidth here sucks big time. Would have posted a much larger sized picture if I could. I also somehow feel the shrunk version doesn't do justice to this photo. Can't see the grain properly either. Heh.
    Use www.imageshack.us

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    Oh. It's not my hosting server that's the problem. It's the local connection that is the problem Thanks for suggesting though.

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    If I did not read your background information - just by looking at a shot and its title - I would have had hard time guessing what am I looking at. In part because it is in B&W, in part because it is dark, and also because it is a frontal shot.
    Canon PowerShot A650 IS
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    Ok. Tks wunderkind. I tried other angles, but unfortunately both sides had other distracting objects which would take away the focus on the subject. Thus the decision to shoot head-on.

    Oh, and I also resized the image to 600x400 for easier viewing

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