stripes I (clean)

I wanted to experiment, do something very minimal, the first four are variations on this simple landscape, I focussed some, for the viewer to absorb the detail, the texture, then others I threw out of focus to allow the viewer to focus purely on the colours.

Photographer:
adam_g2000
Uploaded:
2012-03-27
Tags:
clouds cross minimal processed sky stripes tree x-pro xpro
Camera:
Lomo Lubitel 2
Film:
Fuji Provia 100F 35mm
City:
Auckland
Country:
New Zealand
Albums:
stripes

18 Comments

  1. volker-jp
    volker-jp ·

    greatly done! Love these!

  2. mrmostarr
    mrmostarr ·

    tried to remake Gursky's Rhein 2?
    well done!

  3. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    @mrmostarr not at all! I took this one www.lomography.de/homes/adam_g2000/photos/15669448 last year, and looking at it thought wouldn't it be wonderful (my poor wife aside) if the person wasn't in it. The went back this year to reshoot!

  4. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    @mrmostarr and that is why I shot a few out of focus, it was this blurryness that attracted me the most.

  5. mrmostarr
    mrmostarr ·

    @adam_g2000
    fair enough :p
    it does look similar though, especially knowing that he photoshoped it and took the trees away!
    but yours is just as good, and it's not been digitaly polished!!! :D
    www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=gursky+rhein+2&um=1&hl=en…

  6. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    @mrmostarr I can guarantee no photoshopping here. Just the magic of a Lubitel and a carefully formed idea. I was aware of the Gursky, perhaps it weedled its way into my subconscious. I didn't know he'd removed things from it though. That's disappointing, I feel a bit let down by that. Mine (therefore) is better. Anyone want to buy a print? Bids starting at $2 million?!!?

  7. kiri-girl
    kiri-girl ·

    I really like this! Simple and beautiful!

  8. asharnanae
    asharnanae ·

    I too had no idea that gursky photoshoped to that extent.... how disappointing. I can definitely see the appeal of wanting to retake your own shot though. I have a leaning towards people-less shots myself. Your landscape is visually more enticing, warmer in emotion than gurskys. When I look at your shot it feels like I am the first person to come upon the scene shown, it's minimalist/abstracted yet retains intimacy. Gurskys, while more 'perfectly' abstracted, has a sort of dead quality emotionally, it does not make me feel I want to go there, that I am connected to the space. Yours does. :)

  9. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    @asharnanae thanks so much for the feedback, my cheeks are glowing! You wouldn't believe what is around that scene, it's right next to a kids playground. It's lively and noisy and over that bank is the sea! I love photography for its ability to completely change the context of something like that.

  10. jeffr
    jeffr ·

    superb album!!

  11. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    amazing, such a beautiful and arty shot!

  12. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    @elvismartinezsmith thanks!

  13. djw
    djw ·

    great album! really!

  14. carterbroussard
    carterbroussard ·

    It doesn't even look real! So cool!

  15. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    beautiful minimalistic shot!!

  16. bsmart
    bsmart ·

    Nice photo

  17. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    wow, great shot. i will have to go through your shots soon. i thought i already follow you after one shot of child riding it´s bike on the beach i think. but i didn´t. i will now.

  18. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    hi, would you please submit this photo to my collection. thanks a lot: www.lomography.de/photos/collections/35-personal-collection…