Critique Welcomed Some experiments with a Meyer Oreston at night

Discussion in 'Street' started by Wes Hall, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    Taken on a nightly wander through the city streets, I'm enamoured with the renders these older lens produce. These do have some post processing to adjust exposure and contrast Blue moon web.jpg Leonardini.jpg Etna.jpg
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  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Lovely stuff, Wes. Gorgeous colour rendition in all three shots and very film-like contrast and overall look. I very much like the colour contrasts in the first and both the framing in the second as well as the colours at the bar. Do you know the gentleman in the third? A fine portrait given a nice edge by the juxtaposition of the intolerances notice: he looks like he could quite easily be! ;)
  3. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    He was a stranger who happened to be casting a fine pose whilst being nicely tolerant, despite that stern expression :D. Thanks for the opinions shared on the others. These were my three favourite shots of the night- the blue illuminated seating at a local Thai restaurant is seeding an idea I may have to explore- I'm fond of blue lighting and the way it sets a mood.
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  4. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    The Oreston done good. As did the operator!
  5. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    Cheers Chris! It's been a superb performer so far! Helios pics next once I've downsized them.
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  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Good shots, Wes. I like the first a lot. I struggle with colour myself, usually shooting b&w, so when I use colour I like the image to somehow be about colours, and your first picture seems to be along those lines.
  7. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    Thank you Rob, I actually feel similar and started to veer towards monochrome pics as I found the shots I took in colour to be too busy and off-putting. Then I started to explore night photography which has adjusted my perspective somewhat . If contrast is to your taste, I would suggest giving it a go.
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  8. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    That’s a good idea, Wes. I rarely find myself out at night, but might force myself out for photography’s sake :)
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  9. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    A great set. I love the colours in the first, and the character studies. The last guy does look rather intolerant!
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  10. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    Thank you Dave, I'm glad the image has gotten imaginations conjuring his back story.

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