Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Nelson Fire Station - 消防署

Nelson, New Zealand

Nikon D200
AF Nikkor 50mm F1.4
F1.4, 1/20, ISO-200 (Hand held)

Original colour version here.

12 comments:

  1. Works very well in B/W, Ben. Good shot either way.

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  2. wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I love the tones.

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  3. Good exposure here - I like the lighting.

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  4. I get a real sense of a quite night at the station with color and contrast treatment, lots of atmosphere!

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  5. Oh! This is cool, Ben! I like the three versions of firetrucks.

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  6. Thank you everyone!

    At the far left on this picture is an ambulance (they are sharing garage with fire engines). Someone called them at time I was taking pictures and they are about going for action. You will see one person rushing to the ambulance at side of it.

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  7. That's a great image. It seems to be still but it manages to convey the sense of urge and dynamic.

    Good one! I prefer it in B&W by the way

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  8. Cheers, Lachezar.

    I was planning this for a week in my head since I just happened to pass in front of this station after dark. The ambulance was called when I was shooting. Although it wasn't in my plan but give me a better shutter chance. - I hope that was not so serious business.

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  9. Ben, this is a perfectly framed and very good composition, a triptych which works very well. Your timing was great and the sense of drama is excellent because of the hurrying ambulance officer in the otherwise still scene. Although I like b & w images, in this case, my preference is actually for the color one - for some reason it seems more real to me in color.

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  10. Thanks, Gavin.

    I actually like both equally and yes colour one have more real life.
    I decided post B&W here, because it has more concentrate for photographic elements like composition, contrast and drama of the scene.

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