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August 31, 2012
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Canon EOS 600D
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1/160 second
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 20, 2012, 2:42:57 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Windows
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Urban Abstraction #13 by DpressedSoul Urban Abstraction #13 by DpressedSoul
Stairs in front of the mumok, Vienna (Austria).
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This is a fine piece of photography. Minimal in its construction and geometrical oriented.

Pros : the composition is well balanced, bringing an odd (mathematicaly) symetry (left stairs/right stairs) ; the contrast is very good and the deep (especialy in the shadows) and the texture of the back wall is intense ; the two yellow bands bring some internal boundaries.

Cons : I guess the picture was not taken 100% parallel to the back wall (view turned to the left), leading to a slight perspective impression that leaves me a small regret ; the time of the day might be a little too early/late : I think a bit longer shadows might add even more depth to the picture (especialy on the right stairs where they're absent), also the left hand yellow band is a bit in a highlight at the end, I think a more uniform lighting (like the right-hand one) would leave a better aesthetic.
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karamelo-serenity Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
superb! :thumbsup: looks like a frame from a good movie..
btw, do you like analog photo? :? interested in your opinion..
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, mate. I'm particularly glad of this picture cause I had to take it in a hurry. :D
I'm very much into analog photography, haven't tried it out much by myself though. How about you?
karamelo-serenity Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Haha quite the same! :nod: Yet I think I'm just too lazy to try. An excuse is that I don't like an idea that other people will develop my film.. I find the quality of analog photo much better than digital one, though.. :thumbsup:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's true. I have a few rolls of medium format film in my fridge, but also don't like the idea to give them in some laboratory. At the same time I'm not familiar with how to develop film at home. Hope that someday I'll find the time to give it a try. :eager:

Until then I'll continue faking an analog feeling in some of my pictures by using some pre-made filters and actions. :lol:
karamelo-serenity Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
MF is really great! I love the feeling it has no geometric distortions and has more "air".. What MF camera do you have btw?
Yet I don't think it's a fake.. Well, if you press a "make-it-beautiful" button and that's all... and do the same iterations for all of your works.. then, yes maybe. And if you use different tools, work trying to catch and stay creative.. then it's not fake in my opinion, absolutely! ;) Oh, I'm not against digital.. Just regret that the film is better :D
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's especially awesome how the details come out if you scan the rather huge medium format negatives. :wow:

I have an old Agfa Billy and an Agfa Klack, which is a simple box camera - but its huge advantage is that it should be rather easy to take multi exposures: :excited:

Ha ha, I see where you're coming from. Using the same Photoshop actions for every new image is certainly not that creative. :nod: I always edit my photos intuitively, I even use different editing software. There's always a creative process indeed, so you are right...that's not fake. :)
karamelo-serenity Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Agfa Billy and Clack look nice! :D
Thank you, my friend! :dance: :sun:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lunox-baik Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
wunderschön einfach. klasse FARBEN!
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gefällt Dir schon sehr gut, wenn Du's gleich zweimal kommentierst, hm? ;)
Vielen Dank, der Herr! :highfive:
Und bitte betone das mit den FARBEN nicht immer so... :paranoid:
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