W/NW the nightlife

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by yeffe, May 9, 2006.

  1. Last Fri nite with Tri-X in Diafine. Sounds like an alibi to me. ( -: }
  2. Another one with 75 wide open @ 1/60th. BTW: no local tweaking of levels, dodging, burning, etc.on these scans, in PS. I did create highlight masks in PS to calm down the areas of specular brightness. The lighting was atrocious and an all-metal guitar can throw an awful lot of glare.
  3. Couldn't resist.
  4. Nice shots given the difficult lighting.
  5. Here is one with a 35/1.4 asph on M4 -
  6. Here is another, from last Friday night (Saturday morning), with a rental 85mm L lens on a Canon -
  7. 2nd one's good, Mike M.
  8. Restaurant booth with my wife.
  9. James K -- fine phtos. The night is yours.
  10. James K - Did you forget to apply USM to your pics?
  11. USM looks like a perfectly decent place, but I didn't apply there either, back at the turn of the (last) century when I was young.
  12. James K - I can tell the difference between a three stop under-exposed hiccup and a five stop under-exposed hiccup. But when you throw in a four stop under-exposed hiccup in the mix, it screws things up for me.
  13. Hey, that last one 12:02 is not too bad, JK. Keep it up.
  14. JK - Did you by chance apply the sharpening plug-in in reverse?

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  16. Can I count on someone experienced at the act such as yourself to teach a newbie?
  17. Well I know who I would rather hang out with and where....


    Sharpening be damned, that is a very cool event.
  18. Superb (and slightly scary) sequence James. Thanks
  19. 11:41 is the dog's bollocks. (That is good by the way)
  20. Certainly is, Trevor. Though we'd never say it quite that way ...
  21. Nels, you crack me up..
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    Something about casting pearls before swine Mr. Kim.
  25. "...swine Mr. Kim"

  26. ..~ now children
  27. Nels you remind me of Urases Dragon's assistant Pope in the Eiger Sanction..you should
    check it out interesting movie.
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  29. So this is what I wake up to?
  30. Some really fantastic photographs here. I mean superb stuff. Am quite fascinated with James Kim's work. The imagry is quite starling, and brilliant. But there are other imagages here that are quite brilliant too. Wish I could join in. Do have night life photos. But busy finishing a book. Or I should say busy letting a book finish me.
  31. I agree. Nels - what gives? We all have our own style. Live and let live.
  32. Is James Kim drinking from the same water supply as Edmo? Hope so, keep 'em coming . . .
  33. EricM

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    Michael S. 10:57 p.m.

    Nice one Michael!
  34. WTF? The demented guy started going after me since practically the day I joined, to the point where he even goes to No Words forum where I post pics and make stupid comments.

    Never do I take anything said by him (and a few others here) seriously, but when I exercise my right to yank his chain, the least I expect some of you to do is keep it shut unless you're willing to point out his inane remarks to him here and call him on it. Capeesh?
  35. Mr Kim: You the man!

    This guy is taking chances, technically and artistically. To me it's obvious he's working
    from a whole-body or gut level. More how it feels than how it looks. If one harvests more
    failures with this working method, the rare successes are that much more interesting. And
    the failures point the way to self-correction.
  36. ok. Nels. I'm staying out of it. I do remember some jostling back and forth but I don't really want to know anymore who started this or whatever. I'm sure you guys can sort it out.
  37. Seems like you understand, Rene. It was started on S/D forum that I started visiting soon after I joined. First attackers were Ray, Kei, and James K. When I started giving some of them doses of their own medicine, things got ugly, and some of the threads got deleted (hence, can't reference them). Fact is, I take none of these people seriously. But this joker keeps at it. To his credit, I'll say that the guy shoots (and not just with his camera).

    "If one harvests more failures with this working method, the rare successes are that much more interesting."

    Does the expression "even a dead clock is right twice a day" have any bearing here? I wonder.
  38. the nightlife ..
  39. Nels has a point regarding that particular remark. No question Nels is a fine, disciplined artist capable of producing excellent images, as we see here.

    Dang, great stuff just keeps coming up on this thread. Have to search for some nightlife shots.
  40. Like Renee's last two..
  41. Quiet evening
  42. My grandparents (sitting behind imperious woman).
  43. Thanks, Eric and James K.

    Rene and Mike D -- more pool hall stuff, please.
  44. Seems like you understand, Rene. It was started on S/D forum

    Jeez,Nels ,seems they were are after your arse. Hey, leg it....or, let them ride.

    Have you got a mouse in your pocket?

    Sorry, just could not resist...sorry.
  45. Oh well, i'll miss posting the photos.
  46. This lady was totally intoxicated and kept coming to various bars. They were giving her money to leave. She used the money at the next bar for drink and then continued on her trip through the bar zone. ;-)
  47. Allen - What are you drinking tonight? I'd like some of the same.

    Rene - 10:25, very cool.
  48. Allen - What are you drinking tonight?

    Try to help you ,mate. Get back a a watery slash...no colour man.

    Sorry.wish i could help.
  49. thanks for the good word. Going to hit the sheets
  50. Get back a a watery slash...

    Tried to help, but just got....

    Always try to support real phoo folks......gear and boo boring.

    Oh my God....where is my Mak......
  51. Get back a a watery slash...

    Tried to help, but just got....

    Always try to support real phoo folks......gear and boo boring.

    Oh my God....where is my Mak......
  52. Upset...someone has upset me.....Boooo...Hooooooo

    Where is the modulater....has he gor a tissue......Boooooo Hoooooo
  53. Cheers Peter. Enjoy the sun. We won't have it until Saturday.
  54. wtg Nels!
  55. Peter A - You sold the DMR yet? Or still giving it the white glove treatment?
  56. I thought Peter said he was ditching both the DMR and the EOS systems...
  57. Does that mean you're a no-name product shooter wannabe?
  58. "..35mm digi is for woosies and HCB wannabees"

    Whoahaha, yeahhhh mang...easy to say with your bank account...

  59. Hey Peter, if you want me to interview some models here for assignments down under, let me know. I'm known to be picky.
  60. "...that'll give your hands something to do."

    Yeah, unless your hands are doing what JK's hands are when he's alone, you know what I mean.
  61. We all know the real reason your shots are mostly blurry, JK.
  62. To quote your own words...

    "it's obvious you spend all your time jerking off"
  63. My own way and my own thoughts are not to be found in my pants like yours are.
  64. "Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love." --Woody Allen
    Back to the pool hall:
  65. So now you're saying that your ass is talented too....

    Sorry, but I don't swing that way.
  66. If this conversation were taking place in the pool hall, this young poolshark would have you take it outside.
  67. At the ripe old age of four, you'd think one is past showing off their blurring capabilities.
  68. "i'm gonna post some sh*t..."

    You have been. For a long time.
  69. Nels, please. It was bad enough with T**d the other day. Can we just leave James alone to continue posting great photos.

    I will say it again.. 11:41 is beautiful. I would like a print but I fear I could not afford the prices.
  70. I think you meant 11:34 Trevor ?

    Side pocket.

    It's a great shot.
  71. Oh I see: 11:41 from last night. I agree with you there (too).
  72. I'm sure Uncle Trevor would be able to explain my previous response to you since he's chosen to intervene. Only if you behave yourself, though. And this time, take notes.
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    Nightlife, Copyright 2005 Jeff Spirer
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    Nightlife, Copyright 2005 Jeff Spirer
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    Nightlife, Copyright 2005 Jeff Spirer
  76. EricM

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    I like may 09, 11:44 p.m. (not into that 11:41 pastel/half desat'd look personally. like to c a b&w verz tho)
  77. Spearhead

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    Nightlife, Copyright 2004 Jeff Spirer
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  79. Spearhead

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    Nightlife, Copyright 2005 Jeff Spirer
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  82. Spooky just looking at that bus on flickr a few minutes ago. Thought you would post it.
  83. EricM

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    Trevor, you like that one? I should load some freshies instead of these re-posts...

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  85. Spearhead

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    Who shoots nightlife at f64?
  86. EricM

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    Eugene! Nice to see you!

  87. JK - You got any sharp pics, dude? You know, the ones that aren't under-exposed by at least three stops?
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  89. EricM

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    "JK - You got any sharp pics, dude? You know, the ones that aren't under-exposed by at least three stops?"

    Nels, u got any that don't look like post cards for mom?
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  92. Eric, What do you know about my mom?

    You know where this thread of conversation is likely to go if I bring yours into the conversation? Stick to what you know.
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  94. When I wan to see three stop under-exposed hot air, I don't have to look too far.
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  103. Does that mean that everyone is getting along?
  104. oh, I forgot a pool shot
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  107. Damn, this is turning into the street-fight forum. Lottsa nice pic's though. Actually too many to choose a fav, but I have to say Rene's "ice-cream cone girl" (May 10, 2006; 10:41 p.m.) has that mix of real-world weirdness that makes me smile.
  108. Dudes the quality of the images seems to raise like bread in an oven in direct relationship with the temperature of this place.
  109. Peter -- thanks.
  110. Eric, dude where have you been ;-) nice shots, especially

    01:49 a.m.
    01:50 a.m.
    01:32 a.m.
    12:19 a.m.

    I haven't seen those before.
  111. JK cool stuff as allways.


    01:14 a.m.
  112. Jeff,

    Love 12:01 a.m.
  113. mike meskin , may 09, 2006; 10:29 p.m. LOVE IT
  114. Michael S. may 09, 2006; 10:57 p.m.
    Barry Fisher may 10, 2006; 01:38 a.m.
    Mike Dixon may 10, 2006; 05:28 a.m. - the third shot
  115. The hormonal bun in the oven has finally given birth a love-in is taking place among the happy dudes.

    Sweet dudes sweet.
  116. Color treatment
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  122. I think Nels can certainly shoot some interesting pics.. Puzzles me why some keep knocking him..

    I also think Ed's great, but I really missed the old Ed. He just talks differently now, good or bad i don't know, ymmv.

    why not let your pix speak for you instead of the constant put downs? One certainly don't have to say another's bad in order to say yourself is great..that's what i think anyway..
  123. i mean it's not like you're running for POUS. Besides, so what if you win?
  124. I'm with you Travis. Nels seems to be able to handle him self just fine with the talk and thus I assume that he knows what he wants in his pics. Therefore let's respect his stuff. I'm just glad the guy shoots and posts. Makes for better variety and for an active forum.
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    "I'm just glad the guy shoots and posts."

    yeah, me too.
  126. "Puzzles me why some keep knocking him."
    Careful Travis, this isn't your fight, besides they both seem confident and capable given their respective styles. And I sincerely I doubt either of them are losing any sleep of this stuff. So I say if they want to have a bit of a pissing contest, go for it, at least it shows some passion.
    Nothing worse than a bunch of self-congratulatory back-slappers.
  127. "...I doubt either of them are losing any sleep of this stuff."

    What do you know? I had to take allergy medication last night to help sleep after seeing so many blurry pics. My lawyer is on call with Adobe to file a lawsuit for allowing people to use USM in reverse.

    Where's compassion when you need it?
  128. Why don't the grudge-holders start their own forum. Call it: 'tastes great---less filling.' or
    'the squared circle.' I'd hate to live in a bi-dimensional world of: 'I'm right and screw
    you'...bad enough that that attitude reflects the essence of the Bush crony express.
  129. The Axis of Blur...
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  131. My lawyer is on call with Adobe to file a lawsuit for allowing people to use USM in reverse.
    Here is Nels' lawyer on the left: [​IMG]
  132. USM in reverse
    In other news, Carl F. Gauss has filed a lawsuit regarding malicious misrepresentation of named-after-him blur tool.
  133. The problem all you blurry guys have is you not going far enough. Once you let go of focussing, you can literally let go of the camera.
  134. nice SP. Allways wanted to try that but I don't have the right camera to toss around. At least I can't afford to ;-)
  135. http://www.cameratoss.blogspot.com/
  136. yup. seen it before. fun.
  137. I wonder if in the UK they still call these people "tossers".
  138. Peter A,

    When you wake up each morning, do you have your favorite bowl of crapola with 2% milk or whole milk?
  139. I wonder if in the UK they still call these people "tossers".

    och no laddie, here in Scotland wee f+++wits like you have far better names.

    Peter you are trying too hard it makes us wonder
  140. Jeff C--congrats on starting what is probably the most interesting thread ever. What a bunch
    of great photographs. Absolute classic. Great dialogue, too.
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  149. Other than his inability to get over his own persistently hounding inferiority complex, and seek attention, I don't see a single reason why anyone who is genuinely talented would want to continue to go after a specific person and mock them on countless occassions - including on a strictly "No Words" forum.

    Peter, your hero can barely compose two sentences without using a cuss word or a personal insult. If he is so comfortable in his own skin, why does he use such cheap tactics to draw attention to himself? To entertain the likes of you? Are you suggesting that your tastes in entertainment are so poor? Or do you vicariously share the same psychotic symptoms as your hero and simply come here to get a cheap fill-up because you can't find enough fulfillment on your own?

    Con artists usually scream the loudest - especially at others - to get noticed. That is their nature.
  150. Jim's mannerism nowadays reminds me very much of Grant's. Personally, I remembered Ed as soft spoken(and yet churned out great stuff constantly). Ed then to me was one who spoke with his pictures. I duuno if this is just an internet personality or..

    I mean Ed can go on, being like that, it's ok, some really don't care as long as he produces the goods because he is backed by his talent, which sometimes make his words go wild and if i may say, a little abrasive (for no particular reason, other then to tell people, "i have talent, so screw u"). Is this an inevitable transformation? Has anynomity encouraged this?

    Ed, your choice. But when I really like the former you...a photog who let his pix spoke for him. I will always remember "that" you.
  151. Peter - If you're making this an issue about pictures, you're missing the point.
  152. Travis,

    I know nothing about the history of this forum and its personalities. Frankly, I don't care to.

    All I know is, there are a few individuals here that I have absolutely no interest in meeting in real life, even by chance.
  153. thanks Peter....was copying my old archived CDs over to a 200 GB external USB hard drive and had forgotten I even took some of these pics. Some hadn't even gone past just scanning them into a folder. Amazing what you find when you re-archive.....heh.
  154. N'awlins nights . . .
  155. nice Mike...apparently 2003 was a pretty "rich" photographic year.....heh.
  156. perhaps there are other people who long ago left behind a simple devotion to so called proper exposure and basic ideas regarding shaprness. There is nothing wrong with a pure descriptive image ala scientific method - but to many people, this is not particularly interesting anymore.
    Qualities that any modern autofocus camera can achieve with little help from the photographer seem like rather poor qualities with which to distinguish interesting work from uninteresting work. Sharpness (or lack of sharpness) in itself isn't meaningful. If it were, Robert Frank's work wouldn't be in museums and galleries, but photos of resolution charts would.
  157. nice Mike...apparently 2003 was a pretty "rich" photographic year.....heh.
    Thanks. I seems to spend a lot more time in bars and such when I'm not in a serious relationship. Fortunately for my night-time photography, my girlfriend is heading to England for several months this week.
  158. haven't seen a thread like this in a long time... thanks folks!
  159. Just because in some types of pictures sharpness isn't important (and rightly so), it doesn't imply that every single blur that someone manages to photograph - whether by choice or accident, and often under poorly exposed/lit conditions - is an automatic and bona fide work of art.
  160. Nice Travis! Now you're talking...
  161. Just because in some types of pictures sharpness isn't important (and rightly so), it doesn't imply that every single blur that someone manages to photograph - whether by choice or accident, and often under poorly exposed/lit conditions - is an automatic and bona fide work of art.
    I agree. Where did anyone claim that?
  162. The results that JK produces are beyond chance. His results are 'blurs' between reality and fantasy that you don't see in normal life and that could perhaps be created with some heavy/pretensious photoshop work. Yet his shots a lot of times convey motion and that makes them dynamic. At other times they create painting like images that I would expect from Van Gogh. I guess that it's clear that I like his photographs. And don't be fooled if you think that they are mistakes. There is some creative photoshop work behind them as well.

    But, Nels, I think that you get it and that you were basically jerking his chain because he jerked yours.
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  181. EricM

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    Rene, youre posting excellent stuff-keep it up!

    Travis, love it!
  182. Thanks Eric. I see a lot of great shots of yours that I haven't seen before.
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  183. Hey, we're all getting on so well, why not one more.
  184. Jeez, Iメve just woken up from a state of comatose (too many cups of tea) and find myself back where I started two days ago I think.

    I sort of remember a hellva glow, and a large face with a frown upon it sporting a huge bushy beard and a large monocle on It's left eyeナsort of like my Leica 90mm chrome summicron. Scary or what! I thought I must be looking on the face of the old bloke upstairs...how about that to give you a turn. Anyway, my mate Trev cried out to me and then I was gone. Well, to carry on, after leaving my body and visiting the far reaches of the cosmos, I was given a special tablet explaining the greater mysteries of life and it's greater purpose.....unfortunately my cat Satan thought it was a sweet and ate it....sorry about that folks I did check his sht but it had dissolved.

    Nels, everyone who has posted on this tread have been told their photos are a load of crap at some time; I've been around a bit longer than you.

    So what! Like it matters.
  185. "a large face with a frown upon it sporting a huge bushy beard and a large monocle on It's left eye?"

    That was not the man upstairs. It was Roger Hicks....

  186. That was not the man upstairs. It was Roger Hicks.... I remember now, just my good mate Rogering Hicks...and
  187. "I did check his sht but it had dissolved."

    You need to consult some experts here who know how to resurrect something by applying USM to dissolved sht, Allen.

    Cheers, and welcome back to the real world as advertised by PNet.
  188. Nels, whether someone else started it or not doesn't make you look any less peurile for
    continuing it.

    Please feel free to reply to this with an ad hominem.
  189. Who's got the bunny?

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