Phone Box

Discussion in 'Street' started by Chris Bennett, Oct 3, 2021.

  1. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    The colour ones are great. I agree, the b+w ones do look sinister, very film noir in feel. The color ones have a greater sense of the person to them.
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  2. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the comments Dave and Pete. It's nice to know that my thoughts on including the colour shots are echoed.

    The thing that I find so interesting about all of this is that all of these photos were taken within the confines of the same rectangle of about 1 metre x 0.6 metre. The nature of the frame has changed because of the various posters, stickers and graffiti that has been placed there and/or torn off and the light has changed due to time of day and weather conditions, but the actual confines within which I have pointed my camera have remained static, yet the portraits are vastly varied.

    Things will, no doubt, continue to evolve and I shall keep returning...
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  3. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    The phone box adventure continues!
    I wanted to change things a little, particularly to try to find a way to get the shots without as much cropping as I have been doing up to now. The subject generally needs to be fairly dominant in the frame, otherwise all of the photos will look very similar. This way, the various bits of grunge on the glass are often what makes each photo unique.
    I thought I'd try an 85mm lens but that still wasn't tight enough, so I put it onto my old 20D and the APSC crop factor seems to make all the difference. Now, it's still wide enough that I get a little warning when someone begins to move through the frame and yet, I don't have to crop so much, as the gear is already doing a lot of that for me. Also, the lower resolution of the 20D helps maintain some of the grittiness, I think.
  4. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    A few more from yesterday's visit to the sorely abused double glazing...

    Phone Box #9.JPG

    Phone Box #10.jpg
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  5. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    One last one is a bit different. Half of the subject is behind two panes of glass, while the other half is behind one. Best of all though, I froze a special moment.

    Phone Box #11.jpg
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