John Erve  

Optimism by John Erve

October 2020 - Optimism

October 2020 - John Erve


About the Image(s)

We had to wait for this driver to maneuver his fancy Volvo through this street in a small town in Portugal. He must have been a professional: I was taking several pictures as he did it and I did not see, or, hear any evidence that he hit the wall-and I was watching very closely!

Nik Silver Effex and Topaz Studio denoise
Nikon D5500, tamron 18-400mm; 1/100 sec. f/9 65mm; 720 ISO

5 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Well done, John. It's not just the tension of the photojournalism moment, but there's lots more to enjoy here. I like the angles, and the way you've positioned yourself and framed the shot. But what makes the shot for me, is seeing the driver in the side view mirror.   Posted: 10/07/2020 09:52:24

Ed Ford   Ed Ford
John - I agree with Jack a good PJ shot. What makes the picture, as Jack said. was the driver's face in the mirror. I don't think he cleared the building by an inch if was even that. But then with respect to missing the building - a miss is as good as a mile.

This is, for me, one of the few times I prefer the original. It is almost monochrome in the balance of the image, but the driver stands out a little better in color making him easier to notice (I had missed him at first).

Still the monochrome works well and I believe your post processing has been very effective.

Thank you for sharing it with us.   Posted: 10/07/2020 16:20:26

Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Driving on those little roads is definitely a challenge, which you captured very well, John. Maybe you could sell it to Volvo?
I agree that his face in the mirror, is a highlight. Many thanks for an interesting image, John.   Posted: 10/12/2020 17:01:06

Don Crow   Don Crow
Yes, a nice PJ shot. I also like seeing the driver in the mirror. The wall shows signs that not every driver was as good a driver.
Good shot   Posted: 10/18/2020 07:37:46

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
An unusual shot John and well done to see that there was an image to take here. I enjoyed looking at the reflections of the steps in the side of the car and feel that it's the type of image that requires time to look at the detail and as such, is better in B&W.

Thank you for posting something completely different!   Posted: 10/18/2020 12:16:54


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