'Signs'... of a One Hour Mini Project...

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'Signs'... of a One Hour Mini Project...

Postby Remorhaz on Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:49 am

I attempted another mini project during the week. I didn't have enough time to spare in one lunchtime to do it all on this occasion so I spread the time over two lunchtimes walking the streets near my office.

As with the last mini project I limited my time - this time to an hour in total - and I retained the limited equipment choices. Again I only shot with a single prime focal length (the 35mm f/2) and again no post shot cropping allowed and only a relatively simple conversion of each to monochrome.

For this mini project I started with the idea of "Signs" - at first I was taking this more literally (as in road signs :)) but eventually included other symbolism as other ideas came to mind (in fact I had many more I would have liked to have tried if only I could have found subjects or things to match the ideas). Time and locations however proved to be elusive but I still think the experience limiting options is good for photographic growth...

and onto the show - thoughts? - in addition to a favourite I wouldn't mind knowing which "you" thought were the weakest images to remove from the set...

Follow the Signs
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Signs of Life
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Signs of Excess
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Signs of Misdirection
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Fancy Footwork
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Riding on Signs
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Signs of Culture
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Tagging Signs
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Re: 'Signs'... of a One Hour Mini Project...

Postby aim54x on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:28 pm

Great stuff!! Loving the monochrome
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Re: 'Signs'... of a One Hour Mini Project...

Postby Matt. K on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:46 pm

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You are on fire! The third image is the one that took my breath away. Photographic impressionism at its finest.
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Re: 'Signs'... of a One Hour Mini Project...

Postby surenj on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:02 pm

These are clear signs that you are kicking ass. :cheers:
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'Signs'... of a One Hour Mini Project...

Postby chrisk on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:25 pm

Sign me up for #4. Great stuff. I also really like the arrow with the bird on it. Very cool !
The weakest for me are the bottom 2 and ironically the 3rd which Matt loves. lol
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Re: 'Signs'... of a One Hour Mini Project...

Postby Reschsmooth on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:20 am

For me, the bicycle sign photo is the best with the other signs painted on the road second. Like Chris, the ones he pointed out are less strong in the context of the theme and the other images. I feel they are more just captures of what you saw rather than your interpretation of them.
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Re: 'Signs'... of a One Hour Mini Project...

Postby Remorhaz on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:50 am

aim54x wrote:Great stuff!! Loving the monochrome


Thanks Cam - most of these (all the ones I took on the same day) were processed in the same way (think select all and make global adjustments to all at once) so they'd have a "consistent" look and feel - it was "interesting" doing it this way because you weren't then optimising the mono conversion for just one image but rather something that looked ok for the set - trickier I found. (NB: The first two were from the prev day and had a diff processing (it wasn't raining/wet on the ground that day)

Matt. K wrote:Rodney, You are on fire! The third image is the one that took my breath away. Photographic impressionism at its finest.


Thanks Matt

surenj wrote:These are clear signs that you are kicking ass.
 LOLage :)

Rooz wrote:Sign me up for #4. Great stuff. I also really like the arrow with the bird on it. Very cool ! The weakest for me are the bottom 2 and ironically the 3rd which Matt loves. lol


Ahh someone likes the bird - yay :)

Reschsmooth wrote:For me, the bicycle sign photo is the best with the other signs painted on the road second. Like Chris, the ones he pointed out are less strong in the context of the theme and the other images. I feel they are more just captures of what you saw rather than your interpretation of them.


interesting... I did like all the arrows on the roads but I pegged the bicycle one for last. Thanks for the insight re the last two and I believe I'm convinced thanks :cheers:
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Re: 'Signs'... of a One Hour Mini Project...

Postby biggerry on Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:33 am

I like teh third last, the image of the cycle way and a bike on the footpath - possibly a fraction wider and a fraction less vignetting would be my only suggestion.
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