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: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,
Tom
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:iconhatefueled:
hatefueled Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
he he. i like the camera angle! lots of perspective in there :D
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
wonderful.
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Thewookie78 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
this a brilliant photo

it being in black&WHITE MAKE IT MORE SO
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:iconquok1mb0:
Quok1mb0 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
that guy looks crazy!!! LoL great shot!
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:slow: cheers :lmao:
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:iconquok1mb0:
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
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
thats a great idea...im sure u got quite a few of them weird guys hanging around. Good luck with that...go capture something incredible :)
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:iconsupergrass:
supergrass Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006   Photographer
uf..great atmosphere..;]
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: thank u very much
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:iconmaromar:
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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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: will try to...and thank u very much for taking ur time to comment on this piece
It did turn out pretty well, though im not exactly pleased about the dark face :(

well in any case, keep ur fingers crossed :)

Thank U!
Tom
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:iconmaromar:
maromar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
its a very nice shot
u have digital or film
i think digital e?
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
tis digital indeed...i would have mentioned the film in the description otherwise ;)
I left two rolls of Ilford HP5 at my old place in the fridge and never shot with film again :crying:
:lol:
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:iconkendrie:
Kendrie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
I love it! I'm so jealous that you can ake people shots! I notmally give up and stick with plants and buildings
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe...but thats what its all about...life. Photography is something that I happen to do in order to record whats been happening in mine. Having a realy crap memmory this helps me alot to recapture those moments in my mind when i look back on these pictures. I say go out there and shoot away, its never too late to begin...will make ur life worthwhile and your memmory won't lag as much as mine :giggle:
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:iconkendrie:
Kendrie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
Well arn't you motivating....perhaps I'll run into you one day and take your picture!
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
woo..that should be pretty interesting...im sure ill have my camera handy ;)
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:iconangel-soul:
Angel-Soul Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Professional Photographer
Something about this photo speaks out to me
I'm glad you made it b&w because I don't think it would be as appealing in colour, it especially makes the model stick out.

Enjoyed viewing this :)
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: thanku very much...as I said in one of the previous comment, it must be the contrast. The bagckround and the foreground have been set so that one is much lighter than the other, thats why i went for f/22. That way it leads onto the "star" of our little show here :)
Thank u very much for taking ur time and writing a comment :hug:
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:iconangel-soul:
Angel-Soul Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Professional Photographer
ohh I see =]
it's my pleasure <3
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:iconraiawoman:
raiawoman Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Billiant! I love it!
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: thank u very much
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trumpetgal3 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006   Photographer
I don't know what it is about this picture, but I just love it. I'm not sure if it's the contrast in color, the fact that someone like him is in a place like that, or just the way everything goes together in an odd ball way. I don't know, but I do know that I love it! ^_^
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t!: thank u very much for the support... personally i think its the contrast, and the fact that i managed to get it just slightly overexposed...pretty much what i was planning...has enough depth to lead u onto the character :) so im happy

:hug: fingers crossed
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:icontrumpetgal3:
trumpetgal3 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006   Photographer
you're welcome! ^_^
it's an awesome picture! X3
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:iconjarofjuice:
jarofjuice Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
Very nice :) I really like it a lot
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
cheers :hug: keep ur fingers crossed :giggle:
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:iconsefid:
sefid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great !
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: thank u
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DottorDark Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
man . what a picture . just great
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: thank you, fingers crossed ;)
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DottorDark Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
very great picture . how can i join the contest ? i can't find the link
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
i didnt notice the compo either...got noted by a friend :) so u get it from me now :aww: heres the [link]
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DottorDark Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
thanks dude
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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ocs Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
:))))))))
lovley shot :))
nice hair :))
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:slow: thanks :D :w00t!:
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:iconcartersan:
cartersan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
thats awesome. i loved this photo before.
good luck with the competition :)
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t!: cheers...we'll see how it does :aww:
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:iconcartersan:
cartersan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
:)

and i like this version better because of the crop ;)
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent :)
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:iconcartersan:
cartersan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
:)
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:icontepara:
Tepara Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Isnt this what you submitted before? or am I seeing things again? :P
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
it is it is! but teh compo version wasnt allowed to be cropped...so i had to re-do the whole thing from scratch. :) i need to submit this for the club :aww:
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f-hole Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006   Photographer
I musta missed that one, glad I didn't miss this one and I thought I recognised the dude from a DD! Hopefully it was a very productive day.

Well done and good luck mate. Definitely deserves a :+fav:
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: yeah...its the same guy (dominic ~fuckartletsdance)

I dont think its even been an unproductive day with him...he's my lucky charm....now fingers crossed :)
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:icontepara:
Tepara Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: Oks hun :hug:
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: :love:
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:icontepara:
Tepara Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: :heart:
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:iconhalo-monk:
halo-monk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:slow: :heart::kiss:
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