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    Posted: 21 March 2020 at 09:25
A fine image and indeed an eerie feeling that represents the atmosphere all over the world right now.

I think the reason some find the image "washed out" is that there are no true blacks in the image, the darkest tones start around 37 (out of the 255 shades in an 8 bit channel), but I think it's part of Ken's style. I see it in a lot of his portraits as well and he uses it quite effectively.
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To me the colors look just fine. I can see you PP'ed these a tad, but i like the somewhat older look. I wouldn't call it washed out, the sky looks good too. Thanks for sharing your Birthday present Ken     .
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

I was referring to the cable lines that I didn't interpret as such because the uppermost one seems to fade away as it reaches the edge of the kerb, and the middle one ditto as it reaches the tower crane.


I have no idea


edit: upon a closer look at the FULL resolution file, the cable goes in and out of the shadows, which is why it appears to fade to nowhere, but it's there. But it also could be because of the long exposure, the cable moved at times

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I was referring to the cable lines that I didn't interpret as such because the uppermost one seems to fade away as it reaches the edge of the kerb, and the middle one ditto as it reaches the tower crane.
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the "washout" look was intentional

the "streaks"? Are you talking about the cable lines? Or the lighter spots in the shadows? Those were reflections from the glass of a nearby high rise office building

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2020 at 03:06
Ken,
It certainly looks eerie.
I remember reading that one of the reasons the earliest photographic images of cities at the dawn of photography were devoid of any people and traffic was because the plate glass cameras needed very long exposure times during which anything that moved got blurred out.

That being said, on my monitor the image looks a bit washed out. Don't know whether that can be tweaked in PP by increasing contrast or black point?

Also, what generated those white streaks in the foreground?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote trainerKEN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2020 at 00:52
I've been wanting to use the 15 Stops ND filter that my wife got me for my birthday. I know we're all supposed to reframe from going out, but I had to run an important errand today, so I took my mask, walked (didn't transit), didn't touch anyone or open any doors with my hand... and did this shot of Gastown/Vancouver. It was NOT "THIS" dead, but with the 15 stops of ND, I was able to do a 5.5 minutes exposure and made it look like a "ghost town". I know it's a bit eerie, but I've been wanting to mess around with daylight long exposure for the longest time



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2020 at 19:55
Looks like your keeping this alive on your own Ken.
Nice street shot!
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a7RIII/Canon 17mm F4 L TS-E (tilt/shift)


The Marine Building/Downtown Vancouver BC
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a7RIII/Canon 17mm F4 L TS-E (via Metabones IV)
2 exposures blended (NOT HDR)


Vancouver at Twilight
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Metroruss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2018 at 06:11
A77ii Minolta 80-200 2.8

Bracketed shots at 160mm f9.5

Downtown Vancouver on a foggy December evening.



Much clearer view of Canada Place and the Lions Gate Bridge.



Crop of Canada Place



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Granville x Hastings Street, Downtown Vancouver
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