Alone in the dark

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Poki, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    While I walked alone a few hours some nights back I saw this light beam just hitting the sky. I'm not sure where it came from, but it instantly reminded me of one of my favorite photos where I used the moon to get a silhouette and tell a story (posted the photo below for reference). So the concept was there and I just had to shoot this. And yeah, I think it was worth it.

    Maybe I'll turn this into a photo series if I'm able to find more such opportunities. Sounds like fun.



    Honest opinions and critique welcome, as always.
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  2. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue Subscribing Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    Very cool.

    First one makes we think of some Spielberg Sci-Fi! Maybe Close Encounters, or E.T.
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Yeah, those are great and creative!!!
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  5. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    Very nice shots! I prefer the first one.
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  6. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thank you, I love those movies! :) 
  7. Rainbow

    Rainbow New to TalkEmount

    Apr 21, 2014
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Henk Kuilman
    I wonder in what philosophical state of mind you were when you practiced your idea to make this photo?

    How long was the shutter time did you use a remote or the selftimer?
    What was the distance between you and the camera?

    Good pictiure if given the right title!
  8. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Do you mean what the idea behind the concept is?

    Both photos were taken at 30 second exposure time, ISO 1600, by using the 10 second self timer. The infrared remote does not work that well in the dark.

    The distance to the camera? Probably around 7 meters at the first one and 3 meters at the second one. 12mm is pretty wide. :) 
  9. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Beautiful! That second shot really speaks to me and I think of so many things that may be going through that individual's mind. It's great. ;) 
  10. GabrielPhoto

    GabrielPhoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jul 3, 2013
    Great shots! I like the first one more but both are outstanding.
  11. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
    these are the type of shots that make me want to go out and shoot :D  love them
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  12. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    Pittsburg, CA
    Love both of them!!
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  13. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
    I really like both of these, for some reason they remind me of the cover of John Carpenters "The Thing"
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