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October 19, 2006
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Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Focal Length
0 mm
Date Taken
Jul 22, 2006, 8:35:27 PM
PHUNKED by halo-monk PHUNKED by halo-monk
:bulletblue:Motivation, When and Where:
This was taken a while ago (Jul 22, 2006, 8:35:27 PM :O on my first DA bday, this makes it even more special :aww:). I was invited to a gallery opening by Dominic’s (one photographed, also goes by the name of ~fuckartletsdance ) mum, who happened to be one of the hosts, whose work was being featured. Had a blast looking at all the crazy work and i guess had few too many beers. Next thing I knew we were out shooting.

The best part of it all was the fact that I was oblivious to what was going on, Hackney is definitely not the part of London you want to be hanging around with a 500 quid worth of equipment round your neck. Call me crazy but we still carried on, playing pretty much a grown up version of "you’re it" on the way.

I was crazy enough to hide at this laundrette. I was stoked, the backdrop full of heavenly ambient lighting and the cliché washing machines. Hiding behind the bin was bloody hard, yet somehow I managed to wait it out for him to come in without making a sound. And there he was in the doorway, looking around, looking like a punk after a bad nights sleep. And the moment was there. My 55mm macro-nikkor prime never fails :aww: , with the aperture set to f/22 and shutter speed at 1/30 of a second I decided to make a break for it. And this is how the image was born. I chose f/22 because I wanted to capture darker tones since I was gonna convert this to B&W afterwards in Photoshop where I would have most likely stripped it off its prior appearance, plus its given me a lovely DOF, and 1/30 of a sec has given me a lovely movement in the picture as Dominic was reaching for the door knob. It is indeed an unusual thing to see a punk "spring cleaning" and seeing "them" in a laundrette would be even weirder so I would say I had captured quite a peculiar moment right there.

:bulletgreen:Exposure Info:

Model: NIKON D50
Shutter Speed: 1/30th of a second
F Number: F/22 (manual apperture ring, camera couldn't read that off)
ISO: 200

:bulletred:Method of Conversion:
Since the d50 doesn't have a monochromatic function, photograph had to be converted in photoshop from Colour to B&W. Now this is my method:

1. Auto Levels
2. Select only blue channel
3. Go to Greyscale Mode, disregard other channels
4. Go back to RGB Mode
5. Create a New Adjustment Layer, with Gradient Map. Set the gradient to go from black to white, thus #000000 to #ffffff
6. Create a New Adjustment Layer, with Hue/Saturation. Set Saturation to -100%
7. And last and probably most important. Create a New Adjustment Layer, with Channel Mixer.
Tick the Monochromatic option,
Set RED to +34%,
Set GREEN to +118%,
Set BLUE to -8%,
Set Contrast to -8%,
Click OK and you're finished.

Thank You very much for tuning in,
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hatefueled Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
he he. i like the camera angle! lots of perspective in there :D
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Thewookie78 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
this a brilliant photo

it being in black&WHITE MAKE IT MORE SO
Quok1mb0 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
that guy looks crazy!!! LoL great shot!
halo-monk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:slow: cheers :lmao:
Quok1mb0 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
i plan on going out this friday into Dallas and scanning most of it hoping i can get a picture to enter into this contest also...and good luck...maybe i can get a crazy looking guy in mine also HaHaHa
halo-monk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
thats a great sure u got quite a few of them weird guys hanging around. Good luck with that...go capture something incredible :)
supergrass Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006   Photographer
uf..great atmosphere..;]
halo-monk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: thank u very much
maromar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
great foto :foto:
love the stature of the guy, hair, walking ...and amazing story :D i would have slept behind the bin definetely :D
keep on oing so great work :D
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