PEOPLE 252 – GOING TO WORK 18 (MONO)
February 7, 2017 12 Comments
Technique: a picture in two parts, bisected by that central, dark, out of focus column, which is the pillar supporting the traffic lights. This column has various marks on its surface, and those are left in to give it more substance and detail, to get away from it being merely an abstract, featureless, dark band cutting down through the image – this is a real city, with dirt and marks on it. On the left, people stare across the road, waiting for the lights to change, and the face with the dark hat, glasses frames, moustache and beard provides a focal point. And on the right, the helmeted cyclist, the image’s main subject, has the FATman and his great big, pointing Nikon firmly on his early morning radar.
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Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 25,600 ISO; 1/80, wide open at f5.6; Silver Efex Pro 2 starting at the High Contrast Orange preset; 2 Dec 2016.