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'Life Saver'

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:40 am
by davechinn
While on Monhegan island, we took what seemed like a short day trip to the D.T. Sheridan Shipwreck. There is a display of a lifebuoy not far from the shipwreck and hopefully this will never have to be used.

This was taken with a 16mm f2.8 fisheye at a low angle point of view. I wanted something different from the norm and while I think the goal has been accomplished, I'm never sure in how well an image of this type will be received. I have found that not all images are compatible with a fisheye lens. Lots of practice is needed for best achievement ... at least for me it is. Thoughts and/or suggestions?

Re: 'Life Saver'

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:43 am
by Psjunkie
You always seem to find the right use Dave...well done

Re: 'Life Saver'

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:23 am
by Karen
davechinn wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:40 am
While on Monhegan island, we took what seemed like a short day trip to the D.T. Sheridan Shipwreck. There is a display of a lifebuoy not far from the shipwreck and hopefully this will never have to be used.

This was taken with a 16mm f2.8 fisheye at a low angle point of view. I wanted something different from the norm and while I think the goal has been accomplished, I'm never sure in how well an image of this type will be received. I have found that not all images are compatible with a fisheye lens. Lots of practice is needed for best achievement ... at least for me it is. Thoughts and/or suggestions?
Powerful message, for me: We’re fragile, and we leave messages to help those who come next, and it all happens within a much, much larger context that we get to organize! And I love the way you’ve organized this image, Dave. I can’t think of anything I would change.

Re: 'Life Saver'

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:53 pm
by minniev
davechinn wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:40 am
While on Monhegan island, we took what seemed like a short day trip to the D.T. Sheridan Shipwreck. There is a display of a lifebuoy not far from the shipwreck and hopefully this will never have to be used.

This was taken with a 16mm f2.8 fisheye at a low angle point of view. I wanted something different from the norm and while I think the goal has been accomplished, I'm never sure in how well an image of this type will be received. I have found that not all images are compatible with a fisheye lens. Lots of practice is needed for best achievement ... at least for me it is. Thoughts and/or suggestions?
Using that fisheye lens against the crazy sky we had that day, plus your partially desaturated processing, really makes something unique out of the humble little lifesaving station, which locals are derisive about, saying that anyone crazy enough to get into the water at Lobster Cove will not be rescue-able, they'll be dead already. Numerous visitors, including two the first summer we went, proved that true. It is part symbol, part memorial.

I've taken several there, including a few I really liked and one I framed, but this is the first abstract version and I love it.

Re: 'Life Saver'

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:19 pm
by PietFrancke
your processing and the lens worked really well with the subject matter - nice job!.

Re: 'Life Saver'

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:41 am
by davechinn
Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:43 am
You always seem to find the right use Dave...well done

Thanks Frank, I'm beginning to realize the do's and don'ts with this lens.

Re: 'Life Saver'

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:47 am
by davechinn
Karen wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:23 am
davechinn wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:40 am
While on Monhegan island, we took what seemed like a short day trip to the D.T. Sheridan Shipwreck. There is a display of a lifebuoy not far from the shipwreck and hopefully this will never have to be used.

This was taken with a 16mm f2.8 fisheye at a low angle point of view. I wanted something different from the norm and while I think the goal has been accomplished, I'm never sure in how well an image of this type will be received. I have found that not all images are compatible with a fisheye lens. Lots of practice is needed for best achievement ... at least for me it is. Thoughts and/or suggestions?
Powerful message, for me: We’re fragile, and we leave messages to help those who come next, and it all happens within a much, much larger context that we get to organize! And I love the way you’ve organized this image, Dave. I can’t think of anything I would change.

Thanks Karen, I appreciate your comments. Helps to know how others may interpret, not only my images, but other's as well. Hidden messages are a mystery and rather an amazing journey once discovered.

Re: 'Life Saver'

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:01 pm
by davechinn
minniev wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:53 pm
davechinn wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:40 am
While on Monhegan island, we took what seemed like a short day trip to the D.T. Sheridan Shipwreck. There is a display of a lifebuoy not far from the shipwreck and hopefully this will never have to be used.

This was taken with a 16mm f2.8 fisheye at a low angle point of view. I wanted something different from the norm and while I think the goal has been accomplished, I'm never sure in how well an image of this type will be received. I have found that not all images are compatible with a fisheye lens. Lots of practice is needed for best achievement ... at least for me it is. Thoughts and/or suggestions?
Using that fisheye lens against the crazy sky we had that day, plus your partially desaturated processing, really makes something unique out of the humble little lifesaving station, which locals are derisive about, saying that anyone crazy enough to get into the water at Lobster Cove will not be rescue-able, they'll be dead already. Numerous visitors, including two the first summer we went, proved that true. It is part symbol, part memorial.

I've taken several there, including a few I really liked and one I framed, but this is the first abstract version and I love it.

Low angle shots have been a favorite angle of mine for sometime, but the use of a fisheye puts this one into a different perspective so to speak, I think. Part symbol and part memorial seems to be an accurate description that I probably wouldn't have thought of but makes more sense after viewing the lifesaving station first hand.

Re: 'Life Saver'

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:06 pm
by davechinn
PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:19 pm
your processing and the lens worked really well with the subject matter - nice job!.

Thanks Piet, much appreciate !!! The processing is new to me, still in the experimental phase with hopes to not forget the made up process. :thanks: