La Titane - Wilfred van der Vegte




Rouen (F), June 2003. Shot 'from the hips' without looking through the viewfinder.

Camera:   Contax G2
Lens:   Carl Zeiss Biogon 28mm f/2.8
Film:   Fuji Reala 100
Exposure:   1/60s @ f/4
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Adjustment:   Cropped; minor curves adjustments
Posted:   12-Aug-2003

Rating: 7.75 (4 ratings)

Comments

Your hips

have a good eye! :-) I bet it's really your chest that has the good eye though, unless you were standing on something or you are really, really tall. If La Titane is a a female titan, oooooh! Did you have to wait long for one to come along?

Robin Kleb     12-Aug-2003 at 14:25

I would too!

Judging from the lady's rather stern expression, I would think that you well well advised to make this one from the hip... ;-)

Richard Cook     12-Aug-2003 at 14:56

A very human portrayal

the expression on her face and cane, the tilt to the frame and the contrasting slender youthful people in the background really work well together. Also her short step contrasts with the opposing gentelman's quick stride. All combine to cause her to intitutively stand out in the image even though there are none of the typical photo elements doing so.

Bob Michaels     12-Aug-2003 at 17:38

All right

... it must have been my chest. Funny, I can't exactly remember how much of this photograph was premeditated. And yes, to my knowledge, 'Titane' means female titan ...

Wilfred van der Vegte     13-Aug-2003 at 00:02

I agree

with everyone. Female titan. I love her expression. Everything seems to work well on this Wilfred. With the look on her face a caption could be " I wonder if I left my G2 in the resturant". Oooo :) Gary

Gary Eden     13-Aug-2003 at 10:40

I agree

with everyone. Female titan. I love her expression. Everything seems to work well on this Wilfred. With the look on her face a caption could be " I wonder if I left my G2 in the resturant". Oooo :) Gary

Gary Eden     13-Aug-2003 at 10:40

yep

this one is great..good timing all round

brett goldsmith     17-Aug-2003 at 04:49

What strikes me is that this

grab shot (?) is perfectly focused, perfectly exposed, and as still as if taken with a tripod.

George Shadoan     17-Aug-2003 at 17:55