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Houston 1982

For Martin...

... shot on Ektachrome and recently scanned after 25 dusty years in a drawer!  Straightforward gradient map and a good half hour dust spot removal.

Houston 1982

For Martin...

... shot on Ektachrome and recently scanned after 25 dusty years in a drawer!  Straightforward gradient map and a good half hour dust spot removal.

comments (20)

  • VZ
  • United States
  • 2 Nov 2007, 01:00
A wonderful and timeless shot. Rarely I see who can succeed at shooting architecture and saying more then an architect intended to say.
This broken lightline went through my heart.
Z
blackdog: Thanks Victor - that is generous praise indeed.
That's one heck of a perspective Mike. The gap between the buildings & its reflection are awesome
blackdog: Thank you Chris - this one certainly seems to have appealed to the SC'ers ;o)
That is a really clever image. The bright line looked in tghe thumbnail like it was actually 2 pictures, cut apart. Great exposure and brilliant composition
blackdog: Thank you for your visit and comment glad you liked it. Mike
  • Lilith
  • re-carving stone
  • 2 Nov 2007, 08:15
Very strong image, perfect for b/w. Sharp in all senses of the word.
blackdog: Thank you Lilith - I see you are keeping me in suspense ;o)
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 2 Nov 2007, 08:21
This shot is a beauty . . 25 yrs !!
blackdog: Yes 25 years of life in a cupboard isn't good for a photograph ;o)
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 2 Nov 2007, 08:58
Mike, first, you have a great eye for having seen this shot. Secondly, the composition is perfection. I echo VZ's sentiments.
blackdog: Thank you Kathryn - it has certainly been popular ;o)
Worth all the hard work, Mike. This is stunning.
blackdog: Thanks Chad - hope to work on some more old shots over the week end. Very satisfying to rescue them and have them seen.
Completely agree with everything everyone has already said, but I think the thing for me is that photography like fashion dates and when an 25 year old image looks as fresh as though it was taken yesterday then that is truely masterful photography.
blackdog: Thank you for the very kind comments ;o) I think I am helped by the building being at the cutting edge 25 years ago. When I took it I had never seen a building made from black glass before - it has aged well.
Very clever angle - I'm glad you've dug this one out and shared it with us.
blackdog: Thank you Bernie ;o) and happy 150th
great B&W
blackdog: Thanks Chantal ;o)
Superb composition. The dagger of light cutting through is dramatic.
blackdog: Many thanks for you kind comments ;o)
Surrounded by buildings. Almost oppressing.
blackdog: I took it on a Sunday and was the only person on the street - it was quite scary.
Wow!!!!! Very great composition! Goes to my likeys
blackdog: Thank you Frank - I feel honoured.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 2 Nov 2007, 15:41
Thank you! This is a great shot. Your version works very well, filling the frame with structured geometry and hanging on to the details in the shadows. Was the wind howling through the gap when you were there? Your shot inspires me to go back and try this again myself. My earlier attempts were abysmal failures.
blackdog: Yes I promised I would dig them out for you. The building opposite was under construction at the time. Not a great shot, but may be of interest to you. Will post if I work up the energy to de-speckle it ;o)

As I recall it was May and no the wind wasn't howling. I do remember it being a Sunday and I was the only person downtown on foot and I found that very scary.
This is really great! I love the trail of diamond shapes too. (:o)
blackdog: Thanks Roz - the building is the real work of art, not the photo ;o)
Stunning composition Mike - that shaft of light is brilliant. This takes me back many years when my husband used to disappear for days on trips abroad, leaving me with 2 small children! I never did get to see Houston and I suppose I never will now!
Ingrid
blackdog: Didn't know that seeing Houston was high on your priorities of international travel? Just say the word and we shall rush to Texas ;o)
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2007, 19:19
Stunning Mike - I don't think it would matter which way up this was it would still be a great image. David.
blackdog: LOL thanks David - must admit I am a bit taken aback by how popular this image has been. Well worth the restoration ;o)
Wow! It was worth the time and trouble to restore this. Ektachrome.... takes you back.
blackdog: Thanks Bill - yes Ektachrome. Amazing thing is I never realised looking at the slides projected just how strong the blue tint is to ektachrome. Took quite a bit to colour correct in ps! Didn't matter with this shot tho' as it was nearly black even before the gradient map.
  • jelb
  • France
  • 2 Nov 2007, 22:17
Bonjour,
The details of light are superb..Great tones..Bravo!
blackdog: Merci beaucoup pour votre visite et commentaire ;o)
Superb shot! Great lines & reflections.
blackdog: Thanks Dave - from the days when glass buildings were a bit of a novelty!

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