The World's In Our Hands

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  1. peewee82

    peewee82 Member

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    Out amongst wetlands at sundown shooting when I find myself getting frustrated. The combination of harsh sunset light and tree shadows gave my digi cam some issues and it couldn't quite cut it for reproducing anything like what I was seeing. Admittedly, it probably wouldn't hurt to have a decent lens. Anyway to add to my frustrations I had my old medium format loaded with b&w film, when it was the colours I wanted to capture so much.

    When I compose the scene with my medium format, there it is on the ground glass...exactly what I want. Soooo I decided to shoot that.

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    I've toyed with this idea before, mainly when taking studio setup shots with the view camera. I'm thinking of developing it though, as long as there is sufficient depth to do so.

    I'd appreciate feedback, but it's conceptual and I'd rather not be told it'd be better if I cloned out the mole. :weirdo:
     
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    I think the concept definitely has potential.
    A way of looking around corners.
     
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    Clone out the mole, it will look better :p

    <Jokes>

    Good shot though :thumbup: awesome idea.
     
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    I think this is a beautifully composed and executed photo, I am thoroughly impressed.

    Original, well executed, well pp'd - what more can I say.

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    very nice, took me a while to realise what was going on, but i really like it.
     
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    Sweet concept mate
     
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    Beautiful concept, and very nice photo.

    You could probably take this one step further by mounting the medium format camera on a monopod stuck into the ground, and using a tripod + cable remote so that the 'viewing' camera appears to be floating.
     
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    Love it. Pure awesome. :thumbup:
     
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    Thank you everyone. I appreciate the comments.

    Thanks for the suggestion plasticbastard. That's something to think about, taking it a further step and making the viewer think.

    I've been pondering this image and the concept and trying to think how it applies to me and to others and what there is to get out of it. I think I will just have to continue with it and see how it maps out. I suppose it feels like it's built on a gimmick and wrapped in cliche, but if people can relate to it in an alternate way and think differently, maybe that's enough to warrant its creation.
     
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    No worries.

    Incidentally, where was the photo taken? I see you're a Brisvegas resident, and I'm quite taken by the location as shown in the camera.
     
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    Nudgee Beach, Boondall Wetlands.
     
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    Cheers, I thought it must have been.
     
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    I would have to say this is one of the best images have seen on OCAU.. Great WORK and Live the Dream

    MATT
     
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    Can someone explain what he's talking about please?

    And what that thing in his hand is.
     
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    be trippy if you were to do it looking into a mirror :Paranoid:
     
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    Very nice. I really like what you've done with it. For some reason it's making me feel all nostalgic.

    you threw me when you said you had B&W film loaded and I was wondering how you got colour into the picture of the camera (it's been a looong day and I need sleep, and hey, I've never seen a camera like that before).
     
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    nice shot weed!
     
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    I see a few people have looked at the thread. :eek: Thanks peeps.

    For the non photographic lot, here's a pic of the camera. It's a Yashica LM that's about 50 years old. It takes larger film than an ordinary film camera and has two lenses. One for taking the photo and the other uses a mirror to project the image up onto the glass on top. You use that to compose and focus the image.
     
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