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photoblog image Lamp on 14th St. (Union Sq)

Lamp on 14th St. (Union Sq)

4th Image in my Portfolio


Captured in Union Sq. 14th street (1st class trip) we were assigned to photograph anything. I had problems rolling this film in the darkroom so it affected alot of frames when developing... after taking the film out of the Photoflow....I was like SHIT...Oh Hell NOoo...I had less than 15 frames to choose from, all the other good shots I took...alll messed up ...now at that point i was like now i see why Digital is the best. At the end I was glad this image wasn't affected cos it put a smile on me Face...  :) 

Help me here cos I dunno what title to give this image. :(

This frame: Canon EOS K2, 35mm Film - Fuji Neopan 400, Filter 2, f.8, 35secs (Test Strip 15secs each)

Lamp on 14th St. (Union Sq)

4th Image in my Portfolio


Captured in Union Sq. 14th street (1st class trip) we were assigned to photograph anything. I had problems rolling this film in the darkroom so it affected alot of frames when developing... after taking the film out of the Photoflow....I was like SHIT...Oh Hell NOoo...I had less than 15 frames to choose from, all the other good shots I took...alll messed up ...now at that point i was like now i see why Digital is the best. At the end I was glad this image wasn't affected cos it put a smile on me Face...  :) 

Help me here cos I dunno what title to give this image. :(

This frame: Canon EOS K2, 35mm Film - Fuji Neopan 400, Filter 2, f.8, 35secs (Test Strip 15secs each)

comments (33)

I like this!
Nacha Kama: Thanks Jose
  • rags
  • plano
  • 3 Sep 2007, 00:56
Chacha, i love this image because you have taken advantage of the lamp post to create an image that has awesome composition.

I know how frustrating it is to roll film in a darkroom. Just be patient with yourself. It gets better with practice.
Nacha Kama: At the end i got good at it and helped other students too...I liked it after all. Thanks for your sweet comment!
When I finished shooting a roll, I would never re-wind completely. I left the tongue sticking out and then it was easy to get it onto the reel without dropping the film. I could start it in light so that I knew it was threaded properly before going dark.
Of course that depends on having a camera that doesn't rewind automatically.
Nacha Kama: Awesome Technique. I will try it out. But I hope I don't get to ruin my images by exposing it to light. I dropped my film in the darkroom once and I was surpried prof. Boon Knew after processing...Couldn't print from those cos most of it were scratched. My camera rewinds automatically...Thank God...cos thats another frustrating process. I saw some of my mates battle with that before getting into the darkroom.
Thanks Michael.
Union Square Lamp...I'm so not creative with names smile
Nacha Kama: This could work, M3Rci Etomi.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 3 Sep 2007, 02:36
Love your focus here, Nacha!
Nacha Kama: Thanks Kay! Glad I freezed it.
  • Robert
  • Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 3 Sep 2007, 03:55
Love this shot!
Nacha Kama: Thanks Robert!
quel angle magnifique. superbe photo
Nacha Kama: M3Rci obf
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 3 Sep 2007, 07:21
How 'bout "Let's Put Some Light on the Subject." smile

All I can say is that I sure am glad I don't deal with film any more, NaCha!!!
Nacha Kama: I like that. Yeah I understand what you mean smile
  • jump
  • France
  • 3 Sep 2007, 07:51
Nice shot, i like the DOF here, and your processing smile
Nacha Kama: No DOF here Jump LoL. Experiments you mean??? Thanks anyways
  • Luke
  • United States
  • 3 Sep 2007, 07:52
very nice shot, street light make very good subjects!
Nacha Kama: Aahhha, M3Rci
I envy you and all these classes you are doing but hey .. Cool shot.
Nacha Kama: LoL...Thanks Dear wink
Very nice! Are you enjoying your photographic education? I really envy you. (:o)
Nacha Kama: Yeah am enjoying it. Thanks Rosa!
Superbe composition noir et blanc
Nacha Kama: Merci Gerard
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 3 Sep 2007, 10:09
Sh*t happens...
Nicely spotted.
Smile! smile
Nacha Kama: A Lot of Sh*t did happened Sidney...Just looking at this again am smiling again...Thanks
  • Rey
  • Singapore
  • 3 Sep 2007, 10:39
"C'mon baby light my fire..."

This lamp post compliment the fire ladders at the back buildings. It seems to tell that there's always a way up and a lamp to light the way. smile
Nacha Kama: Oh o Lauryn Hill time, lemme continue.....Everything you drop is so tired, music is supposed to inspire, how come we ain't gettin' no higher?"....LoL... That could pass for a title too.
Thanks for stopping by Rev
  • Louis
  • a weekend of shooting spring pictures
  • 3 Sep 2007, 10:39
How about 'Baby put the light on ...'

Great picture and presentation. I believe it would be better if the fire stairs were not so directly behind the right hand light.

Your comments make my case for digital again - I agree.
Nacha Kama: "Baby Put the Light on..." Hmmmmm dunno about that but could work.
Well this was shot in the last few frames, but I could have shot this in a different angle but then this was a better catch for me. Thanks Anyways smile
  • harry
  • USA
  • 3 Sep 2007, 13:10
I'm drawn to lamps and lamposts too, I have a few in my BLOG. This is a nice one.
Nacha Kama: Really, I will try to check them out. Thanks harry!
Digital is best! I think not! Just refine your technique.
Nice old time feel to this image.
Nacha Kama: I surmise that you are a good one with the Darkroom + experimenting???....
Thanks alot!
I guess somethings in life aren't easy at first but anything worthwhile is worth persevering with. Very nice. Phil
  • Yẹni
  • London U.K
  • 3 Sep 2007, 15:15
STrONG b/w
it takes 2 to tango
  • don
  • United States
  • 3 Sep 2007, 16:01
I'm glad you got some that were usable. Anyone who has devleoped film has experienced a similar fate...probably more than once. Those reels can be mastered! I like this shot. The building makes a good background for the lights.
  • Ofon
  • United States
  • 3 Sep 2007, 17:41
Simply Remarkable
cool toning and nice grit here...
  • kty
  • France
  • 3 Sep 2007, 19:36
étrange superposition.
Nice geometry !
nice work i especially like the lighting and the way you take the focus directly but still draw attention to the stairwell behind the lampost
Trés bonne photo Chacha!!
very nice work! It looks like a picture out of the 80th
  • Erinn
  • Canada
  • 4 Sep 2007, 04:40
Ah, this makes me miss New York so much. my first outting with an SLR was in New York City for a field trip. I remember seeing the antique lamp posts and ornate fire escapes. This takes me back.
  • Yvon
  • France
  • 4 Sep 2007, 06:32
nice shot
congratulation
Losing a good shot on film just makes you feel all the better when other shots turn out well, that's how I justify it anyway. Only film can give you that feeling smile
  • theys
  • Belgium
  • 24 Sep 2007, 13:42
very nice,super photo!

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