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The Photographer by xAgNO3x The Photographer by xAgNO3x
So I went to the church again but this time there were baptizing babies in mass. I don't know why babies could be baptized in mass, but that was what was happening there. So I was lucky!!! :w00t:

So walking around the church, this man (an old traditional photographer) turned his head like 90 degrees and pointed directly towards my very noticeable camera (Nikon D700 with grip and 70-200 f/2.8 lens) with lot of surprise, envy, anger and resignation. All at the same time. A second later, he turned his head back to what he was doing (his job) exactly with the same furiousness, disgusted and contemptuous. Few minutes later, he went and sat there, with his old analogic camera, flash and weighted battery (where he's resting his hand. There is a cross in that hand as well).
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
excellent
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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ocean-whispers Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Writer
Featured here: [link] :heart:
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, Ocean-Wishper. Very kind from you :hug:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Writer
You told a fine little story about this picture, nearly as fine as the photo itself. Your photo captures your words. :+fav:
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks pal. I know I wasn't romantic on the story xD Just describing an uncomfortable situation. Romanticism came later, with the pic. If you see it, you can see that he looks epic! :nod:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Writer
I used your title from to make a "title poem" here- [link] -and linked it back to you. Thanks! :icondownarrowplz:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Writer
I can see it. I used the title in a "title poem" for #TheTitlePage. Didn't I link you?
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes please. I would like to read the poem as well :)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
It's a very short poem, here- [link] -and you can see what else I used.
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Gildartz88 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love the tone and the lightning in this one !

Strong expression on that mans face make the photo extraordinary strong , great moment captured :)
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks pal. You have seen the e-pic, a picture which portrays someone or something epic in some manner, or make it epic in the other. That's the hidden meaning, and you saw it. Thank you very much for that :nod:
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Gildartz88 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you deserve a watch my friend !
and youre welcome , youll described it trough in your picture explanation so ill refere to it :) !
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well... I actually do it in the comments... lol xD
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Gildartz88 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
XD haha , well ....that escalated quickly :'D
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well thank you very much, pal! I will describe more the backstage of the shoots. There are many moods, abstract things in the air... It's a bit rare to me describing that, but I think I should do it :D
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Gildartz88 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
okay , sounds nice , well im a little bit aware of what youre meaning !
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol :lol:
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Gildartz88 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D rofl
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JuniperJuneFerngully Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Esque
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
que?
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Kurodaia-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Grats on the DD it is worth it, the story behind this picture is wonderful and truly helps us understand why he has such an expression on his face.
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well... He sat there because the baptism ended ^^ But he saw me just one time, in the big moment. After that, I took this pic and he never knew about me...
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013   Photographer
Gorgeous use of light and space. This rocks!
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, man :thumbsup:
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013   Photographer
And honestly, I've been feeling the same frustration of limitations with digital camera lately. So much so that I'm actually going back to film. But, very nice image.
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Which limitations? I may give you a hand on that.
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Photographer
It's not anything that can be helped. Colours and textures. Film gives much better results and quality.
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sure. millions of millions of millions of silver halides cannot be beaten by thousand of millions of pixels. There are a lot more of possibilities in those terms, but our eyes narrow that amount a lot, even below than what digital imaging can do. However, you can achieve the same tone curve in digital, but like in the darkroom, you need hours of work, and a lot of experience too in order to shape the histogram, the same as you would do with film. Of course, I'm not talking about sharpness, film has advantage there, because the amount of halides. That's particularly noticeable, specially in the foreground if focusing in some infinite.
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Photographer
There's also the emulsion layers and how the lenses you use for film behave. With all the cameras and lenses I've used, I could not get same results with digital that I get with film(see kodachrome and infrared films)But also some film lenses I've used are far better than digital lenses I've experienced. There's a huge diff with the texture and look.

In a darkroom, if you're experienced enough, you don't spend that much time on it. I met a photographer who doesn't even use a light meter for his camera that he built.
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TamarViewStudio Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013   Photographer
This is a stunning photo!
I am so glad you put the little story in the info as it adds more character to the image, you can almost hear him sighing in frustration.
I love the editing too on this. It is reminiscent of an old black and white photo but we know it was taken on a modern DSLR which creates this beautiful feeling of timelessness.
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well... a teacher I had told me, in year 2005 that the camera I just bought (a Canon 300D) was crap compared to film. I spent a lot of money to buy that camera, but besides that, how it comes it's crap? So I passed 7 years developing black and white, specially, the metallic look, -which I love-, and toning the curve, in order to distribute tones uniformly, like film does it. Also, expanding all the camera's capabilities. So, challenge accepted and this is one of the results :D
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TamarViewStudio Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Photographer
I used to do a bit with film camera, especially black and white but when I got my little digital camera and then my Nikon DSLR I don't know how I got on without them! :) I love film and there is a lovely quality to it but it can be reproduced and even bettered with today's cameras so I have no problem with new technology if it improves things, or even just creates something completely unique and different. You passed with an A+ :D
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha... lol... well... thousand of million of million of halides are more than some thousand of the pixels of a digital sensor. However, the human eye is around the range of tones registered by digital. There are many factors here and there to give you a solid argument, but the final one is that digital is additive in the meaning that you can achieve as many tones as you want by using the proper techniques.

Can I have another A? :thumbsup::D
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montygm Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Beautiful shot. Wonderful side lighting and classical styled B/W. Great mood and ambience . Well done and well deserved DD.
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh... Thank you very much for your appreciation on those details :) I was looking for that in that moment because I was going to start shooting marriages, and I thought they were take place in Churches, but actually happens that they don't go to churches; they hire a priest, or something like that in open door places. Really nice job, indeed :w00t:
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The contrast in this piece is wonderful- and the backstory made it even better!
Grats on the DD; it's completely well-deserved! :squee: :heart:
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, thank you a lot :)
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Always welcome~! :heart: :happybounce:
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ChicagoSociety Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
great
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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LuceamLuceo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
First of all congrats on the DD. It is well deserved.
I really love this one for its immense emotional intensity and the play with light and shadow. Furthermore the format and the fading into black up to the top is awesome!
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, we have seen the same in here. I was actually doing an study about lights, and suddenly, there were people coming. There was taking place a baptism :matteo: So well! Learning got better! :D There were subjects all everywhere and it was a big surprise!!! :nod: I loved that day! :nod:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Great subject, expression, pose and capture. I like how you used b&w--perfect for this man and the mood (which you so kindly shared with us in your notes). Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
And he shared with us, as well. This pic was part of an essay about lighting in closed/low-light ambients. I was indeed, looking for contrasts, looking how light fades into shadows, how the shape is lost in some areas, how the edges are enhanced in others. It's all about contrasts between light and darkness. I would love some black and white glasses, btw! :nod:
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latitude33 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
well chosen format....would not work as well if landscape
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks mate. I really like how the format enhance the essence of the subject too :thumbsup::)
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jonnygee64 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
It's interesting to observe photographers at work. In the days before the digital revolution we were so proud of our Nikon, Roleiflex, or (if wealthy enough) Leica. We need to respect the photographers of old who (like myself sometimes) created magic without built in light meters or a bag full of lenses and light makers. I love using my Nikon and Lumix digital cameras - It's a nice thing to see a photographer with old gear in hand, and to go out of your way to tell him how much you admire his equipment, and how you are learning an important lesson with your digital equipment - that there is no reason now why we can't produce magnificent prints. After all, that old photographer has one thing the younger guys don't have - maturity, experience, and ownership of a camera that will probably last forever! JG
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