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Me to You

Posted by
Damon Schreiber (Toronto, Canada) on 19 January 2007 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Another conversation... from the sublime to the absurd. This shot is totally candid and unposed. No rearranging was done.

High Res here.

[Bloor & Montrose, Toronto]

Canon PowerShot G3 1/8 second F/2.0 ISO 50 8 mm

Still from Valence, France

A lovely candid double portrait! A tender glance Damon!

19 Jan 2007 9:00am

@Still: Thanks, Still! I'm not sure about tender, though. This unfortunate couple was waiting for the garbage truck to take them on a new adventure.

Chris Sullivan from Melbourne, Australia

Haha, nice one Damon. Great candidcy.

19 Jan 2007 9:25am

@Chris Sullivan: Thanks, Chris! They didn't even notice me...

Maoya from Rolle, Switzerland

What kind of drugs are you giving Elmo! Never thought he would disguise himself as big bird disguised in a bear! Or by the look in his eyes maybe he's just really into bears in some machiavelic way. Fun shot, the more I look at it the more they look alive.

19 Jan 2007 12:03pm

@Maoya: Thanks for really looking at this, Maoya! I hadn't noticed myself, but you're right: Elmo looks a bit confused about his identity. I assure you, I took no part in the drug trade.

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

in awe and hysterics right now....please excuse me...while! Splendid! Magic! Wonderful! Hilarious!

And perfectly captured and processed. Absolutely bloody brilliant Damon!!!

19 Jan 2007 4:53pm

@Stu: Always happy to provide laughs, Stu. Thanks!

Martine Lapointe from Québec, Canada

A funny shot!

19 Jan 2007 5:33pm

@Martine Lapointe: Merci, Martine!

adalove from Alcala de Guadaira, Spain

hahahaha :D I simply love it.. I have to take one to my teddys one of these days :D

19 Jan 2007 7:06pm

@adalove: ¡Muchas gracias, Adalove!

Kelvin Chan from New York City, United States

Truth be told: you can do much better. I love Finch a whole lot, but this one leaves a lot to be desired. The composition can be much better. I feel my attention being drawn to reading the poster on the lamppost.

your recent works have had a lot of processing work done on them, and they feel a bit unnatural to me.

keep it up!

20 Jan 2007 1:35am

@Kelvin Chan: Thanks, Kelvin! Of course you're right. I know it isn't art. But let's not take this too seriously: this was just a quick shot of what I saw early one morning, meant for laughs and nothing more. Just clearing my head - a sorbet to cleanse the palate between courses.

Interesting point you make at the at the end. I'm always torn between heavy processing and not. I was thinking recently about trying for a more natural look. Looking unnatural is certainly not my aim and I try heavy processing only to enhance the overall image, but I do like to back off just where they look unnatural or at least very unnatural. I guess I'll keep experimenting, but I'm very interested in critiques on how much is too much. Keep letting me know what you think.

Duncan Galbraith from kyoto, Japan

hehe. a nice interlude and I'm always down with any head clearing exercises. Love the franken-elmo in particular. Its something my kids might throw into the Ultraman vs Monsters Battle Pit theyre so taken with at the moment. My money'd be on the freak show above.

22 Jan 2007 8:56am

@Duncan Galbraith: Yikes! I reckon with Ultraman and Monsters as the alternative, he'll take his chances with the garbage truck.

Canon PowerShot G3
1/8 second
ISO 50
8 mm