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Old August 10th, 2016, 03:11 PM
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From my ongoing series "Cargos":

Looking East:


Right after sunset: No cargo!


Midnight…
Cargos de minuit, cargos de mes nuits…

Pentax 645 Z
1st with 120 mm
2nd with 5 5mm

PS Cargo stands in French for Cargo ship
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Old August 10th, 2016, 03:51 PM
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Old August 10th, 2016, 05:08 PM
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There is no greater cliche than a sunset photo but, given that every one is different, it's a blank canvas every time the sun goes down. So while maybe a cliche, each sunset is unique.


Okay, not supposed to be pretty, ha! but this definitely is.. and it is only cliché, because they are and every time we see a great sunset, we just are in awe. Beautiful photosgraph!
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Old August 10th, 2016, 05:09 PM
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From my ongoing series "Cargos":

Looking East:


Right after sunset: No cargo!


Midnight…
Cargos de minuit, cargos de mes nuits…

Pentax 645 Z
1st with 120 mm
2nd with 5 5mm

PS Cargo stands in French for Cargo ship
These are very different and fabulous because of it!
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Old August 10th, 2016, 05:10 PM
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I love the lens flare in this as I think it just gives you the feeling of being right there.. very cool!
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Old August 10th, 2016, 11:54 PM
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These are very different and fabulous because of it!
Hi Maggie

Thank you!

It's a real compliment when you say that they are "very different", but for me, that doesn't automatically means that they are fabulous… ; )
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Old August 11th, 2016, 01:01 AM
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From my ongoing series "Cargos":

Looking East:


Right after sunset: No cargo!


Midnight…
Cargos de minuit, cargos de mes nuits…

I love these Nicolas.
very 'Hiroshi Sugimoto'!

I think the secret to these style of images is go BIG.
And I know you've got that covered.
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Old August 11th, 2016, 08:18 AM
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Hi Maggie

Thank you!

It's a real compliment when you say that they are "very different", but for me, that doesn't automatically means that they are fabulous… ; )
Yes but I said different AND fabulous as they are!
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Old August 11th, 2016, 08:48 AM
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Hi folks,

Well Nicolas, ils sont tres, tres beau, extraordinaire beau ...
here a shy tribute from me, sunset at Lake Constance, Vorarlberg/Austria

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Old August 11th, 2016, 08:55 AM
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Hi folks,

Well Nicolas, ils sont tres, tres beau, extraordinaire beau ...
here a shy tribute from me, sunset at Lake Constance, Vorarlberg/Austria

Pas mal non plus !
I love the "inclusion" of the bird!
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Old August 14th, 2016, 04:54 AM
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Post as many of these as you have, boredom will not be an issue.
Sir, let me be your debtor!



Sunrise behind Ibiza, with two cargo ships…

PS Ibiza was 86 km (≠54 US miles) away…
Shot with a Pentax 120mm and a 645Z
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Old August 14th, 2016, 05:23 AM
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Wolfgang, this is a gorgeous image, if composition takes the eye on a journey, then this is a dance.
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Old August 14th, 2016, 09:11 PM
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Traveling but will respond to the flow of superb pictures all you guys have posted!

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Old August 16th, 2016, 06:54 AM
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Two shots - the first taken with an inexpensive compact close to Agadir, the second with a DSLR close to Munich and stitched.

The Agadir shot is moody, but the Munich ultra wide angle view is awesome as it gives the impression of a global reach of the sky.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old August 16th, 2016, 06:58 AM
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This one is about color...radiant, warm, glowing color.


ease me gently into the night: chris calohan


Chris,

I have never seen anything like this. The sun appears to be dropping from the sky. This is dramatic and unique and I like it. Certainly not just another sunset nor sentimental!

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Old August 16th, 2016, 07:13 AM
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You're a great traveler, Antonio, so this could be almost anywhere, except Bangladesh. They would love to have boats like this but they neither have the money nor the wood.

I'd guess this is in Portugal near your home in Setubal. Interesting that the boats look the same, so I imagine they are for rental or part of a fishing business.

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Old August 16th, 2016, 07:23 AM
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From my ongoing series "
Cargos":

Looking East:


Right after sunset: No cargo!






Midnight…
Cargos de minuit, cargos de mes nuits…

Pentax 645 Z
1st with 120 mm
2nd with 5 5mm



A major change in approach to the sky, shooting in MF with a long lens like this gives is a more impressionistic effect.

These pictures are hugely ambitious in that they ask to get appointed to dominate a large room, printed at least several meters in size. They impart to me a sense of mystery of the unknown. where do the cargoes come from and who are the merchants and sailors? What risks have they taken? The origins, as sunsets are not as important here as we have entered a universe of enormous grand ships of the sky on whose success our very fortunes depend.

I commend you, Nicolas in going so far beyond the exact balanced and detailed imagery of your commercial work. Here is another side where you are not bound to please a client but just to allow your spirit to make the choices through the lenses you select.

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Old August 16th, 2016, 10:41 AM
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Asher... I am not a great traveller. I wish I would.
The World is a very large place and the money is not much.
However, we - my wife and myself - we have already a nice collection of places we have been to.
Fahim, travels by far, much more than I do.

The image I posted was shot in Bali, Indonesia and not in Portugal
I am not very found of sunsets...
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Old August 16th, 2016, 10:40 PM
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Cargos[/B]":

Looking East:


Right after sunset: No cargo!






Midnight…
Cargos de minuit, cargos de mes nuits…

Pentax 645 Z
1st with 120 mm
2nd with 5 5mm



A major change in approach to the sky, shooting in MF with a long lens like this gives is a more impressionistic effect.

These pictures are hugely ambitious in that they ask to get appointed to dominate a large room, printed at least several meters in size. They impart to me a sense of mystery of the unknown. where do the cargoes come from and who are the merchants and sailors? What risks have they taken? The origins, as sunsets are not as important here as we have entered a universe of enormous grand ships of the sky on whose success our very fortunes depend.

I commend you, Nicolas in going so far beyond the exact balanced and detailed imagery of your commercial work. Here is another side where you are not bound to please a client but just to allow your spirit to make the choices through the lenses you select.

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Thanks!
Yes, it is always challenging to use 'unusual' tools, but this is a good way to learn, technically and artistically (if any in may case).
Pushing barriers and boundaries are fun and necessary (to me), I play but also I learn and usually it helps me to 'grow' in my commercial work. It is a whole, these are permanent(should I say embedded?) in my mind and that's one of the part of photography that I love.
In a way, this was in my mind when I wrote in another thread to Antonio, that it can be 'fun" to travel with one lens only (and if possible, a single focal lens).
Back to the cargo ships, below is the link to the whole series with the introductory text:

PS Note that most of the pictures of this series were shot with a 120 mm, a very few with a 55 mm (i.e. the night shot above) and one with a 90 mm.
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I like freighters and their raw power mixed with their relatively slow pace.
I like to see them passing along the horizon, coming from nowhere and en route to somewhere...
Their origin, their destination, their determination to go from one place to another delivering their unidentified freight all make me dream alike. I feel a real romance, a real justification for them to be there, then disappear.
They sail by, appearing and disappearing, whatever the seas are like.
I imagine men, far from home but looking to the successive horizons until the next stop, I know that life is not always easy on board, but they do their job… Obstination.
Was I a lighthouse keeper in a previous life ?

A tribute…
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 08:47 AM
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But of course, while sunsets can be striking, there can also be subtle and sublime:


East of Sunset


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Old September 17th, 2016, 12:50 PM
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Urban theme:






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Old September 18th, 2016, 08:51 PM
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But of course, while sunsets can be striking, there can also be subtle and sublime:


East of Sunset


J.J.,

I like the fire in the sky! This is unusual and like a painting. Could fit a money haystack in the foreground floating on a barge!

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Michael,

This is dramatic, but surprisingly serene without a scrap of sentimentality. The skyline has a precision to it.

I would feel secure here as if in a fortress.

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Old March 6th, 2017, 01:19 PM
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Asher - thanks.

Time for a new urban sunset.






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Asher - thanks.

Time for a new urban sunset.



Michael,

Assuming you have sufficient pixels, (and likely as not you have), this would be especially impressive printed so that the two figures on the lower right, resting and chatting as they contemplate the fiery sky, would be really most noticeable.

Your inclusion of these two characters converts, (what might be otherwise just another huge dollop of ravishingly beauty), to become identifiable with philosophical and metaphysical wonderings about our place in all this vast wonder of things.

Thanks for this enlightenment!

I enjoy this a lot! Print it!

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And now for something completely different

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And now for something completely different

I recognized this bird of paradise and thought you had one of my pictures, LOL

But then I realized that I had no such picture! I just immediately "owned" your work as it's so resonant with my own esthetics!

This shows how dangerous it could be to give evidence under oath as one can delude oneself.

Anyway, nice shot!

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Old March 8th, 2017, 12:01 AM
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Lovely shot indeed.

It has a nice sort of clockwise movement for me.
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Old March 8th, 2017, 12:26 AM
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I recognized this bird of paradise and thought you had one of my pictures, LOL

But then I realized that I had no such picture! I just immediately "owned" your work as it's so resonant with my own esthetics!

This shows how dangerous it could be to give evidence under oath as one can delude oneself.

Anyway, nice shot!

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lol Just as well I doubt that I will ever been called to the stand I am happy though that you wanted it! Means I might con some people out of their money ;p (just joking)
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Old March 13th, 2017, 12:52 PM
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[Assuming you have sufficient pixels, (and likely as not you have), this would be especially impressive printed so that the two figures on the lower right, resting and chatting as they contemplate the fiery sky, would be really most noticeable.

Your inclusion of these two characters converts, (what might be otherwise just another huge dollop of ravishingly beauty), to become identifiable with philosophical and metaphysical wonderings about our place in all this vast wonder of things.
The people on the bridge were important for me - I would not have shown a view without people.

I went on that bridge crossing a street shortly after this picture and hat the occasion for a chat with the couple on the picture. They were enjoying the scene as most of the people passing.

This was taken some time later from the bridge.






Yes - there are enough pixels...

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