David Robb  


B. C. (before cable) by David Robb

February 2021 - B. C. (before cable)

About the Image(s)

Canon AE-1, Vivitar Series -1 zoom lens.

This pic is a digitized slide from a 1988 trip to Portugal. I was just arriving by train to Lisbon and I think this was the Al Fama district. The scene of the antennas competing for signals with the cloud resting upon them caught my eye as I was walking to the hostel.

I upped the black point to put the emphasis on the antennas and reduced the shadows and exposure so your eye goes to the antennas and not the terraced homes, though interesting.

A very reminiscing scene for my self and a sign for things to comeā€¦... Predish.


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7 comments posted




Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Nice contrast between antennae and sky. I would crop the image on the left at least and maybe even think about using just the left half of the image. It might then make a good vertical image.   Posted: 02/06/2021 16:20:47
David Robb   David Robb
Thanks Neal! I like that idea.   Posted: 02/11/2021 13:32:29



Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
I see a repeating pattern of the antennas with the roof lines and it makes the image quite interesting. Good choice to create a near silhouette of the houses.   Posted: 02/09/2021 10:17:40



Joey Johnson   Joey Johnson
Good retro shot. Ah yes, antennae. I like the way the cloud seems to sit on them. I agree with Neal about cropping out some of the stuff on the right. Silhouettes make for a strong image.   Posted: 02/11/2021 13:48:37



Than Sint   Than Sint
Your image for February 2021 makes me miss my hometown. History telling image!   Posted: 02/18/2021 02:33:38



Sharon Moir   Sharon Moir
Good idea about the black point. I would not have thought of that. Agree with cropping on the right.   Posted: 02/18/2021 06:21:57



Dennis Hirning   Dennis Hirning
I would like to see a little more detail visible in the dark areas but if you did that, you would probably loose the impact of all the antennas. I can just imagine how hard it would be to adjust your antenna and then someone else would adjust theirs and throw yours off again. Good capture of years gone by. I think I still have my Vivitar Series I lens somewhere.   Posted: 02/18/2021 18:46:55