Highgate

Tuesday

Just before it rained

I snapped this picture while i was laying down in my bed reading this evening, it's the view out our south facing bedroom window...

8 comments:

Random sailor said...

With some high-def tilt-lens mojo, HDR treatment, and some barrel roll adjustment for your "pro"sumer grade shit-cam it might be a decent photo. Until then: sell it to the masses and retire on it. (Maybe a little contrast adjustment would be good though if you are seriously looking for some critique)

Tanner M. said...

Thanks, i think... when i trade in my 150$ fuji finepix v10, i'll be sure to get something that does... all that...

Just out of curiosity are you a regular reader of this blog? I've never seen your name before.

casey said...

I might make this my wallpaper.

Beautiful shot, Tanner.

Herb said...

It looks like a screen shot from a Tim Burton movie.

Yarnhog said...

Worthy of a scary movie poster, for sure. Cool shot. Ominous and beautiful at the same time.

Tanner M. said...

Thanks guys, that makes my day - I love it when i can capture what it is i'm seeing.

jay said...

The first poster is an idiot--any photographer worth their salt knows that a good photo has 10% to do equipment and technical proficiencies and 90% to do with good composition and subject.

What the image lacks in B&W contrast (which I think is what makes the image work, by the way--it has the muted analog grays of the prelude to a storm), it makes up for with the solitary burst of amber coming through the window. Your eye gets drawn from window to the telephone pole, creating a downward diagonal, and then up the lines for an upward diagonal.

The composition gives it an uneasy, tense feeling (which probably explains the Burton comparison, who was highly influenced by the German Expressionist filmmakers, who used harsh diagonals and unnatural angles to portray internal unbalances--watch "Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" for one good example").

I could go on about the negative space that the sky creates and how a higher contrast would have killed that, but I think I've said enough.

Tanner M. said...

Thanks Jay.

I need to learn how to better express the reasons i like the things i like... i need a bigger... whats the word... vocabulary.