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Walking in Space by Steve Wessing

June 2021 - Walking in Space

June 2021 - Steve Wessing

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This photo of people walking in Amsterdam was taken with a GoPro Hero3, and processed in gimp. I used the 'alien map' and enhanced the contrast and saturation.


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Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Steve, Your image this month has all the hallmarks of it being a 'Steve Wessing'. I like your use of the 'Alien Map' effect which has created a new dynamic to what is an everyday scene of people walking by. This is further enhanced by the negative, solarized emptiness in some of the figures. I particularly like the way that the only heads we can see are those of the adult and child in the distance.   Posted: 06/11/2021 09:50:53
Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
The adult and child are mannequins in a shop.
  Posted: 06/12/2021 01:33:19
Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Steve, Interesting that I perceived the adult and child as being outside in the rain whereas in fact they were inside in the dry and advertising a product. I like the way that I am drawn past those walking in space to the detail of the two mannequins in the shop window who are placed in a compositionally strong position and the brightest parts of the image.   Posted: 06/15/2021 10:11:52



Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
My first response to this was, "cool". Im my opinion, the hypersaturation works well, as doesn't your composition with the space and light leading to the mannequins. This seems to be well thought out and executed. My only questions, is what was the GoPro mounted on to give you this POV?   Posted: 06/12/2021 13:00:22
Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
  Posted: 06/14/2021 21:44:17
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Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Steve, WOW! That is a serious amount of kit! How on earth do you manage to control it all?   Posted: 06/15/2021 09:56:06
Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
There are nine cameras on this rig, but it's actually three kits in one. I'm only using two or three of the cameras at once (for 3-D). The cellphones are on one circuit, the canons are on a second circuit, and the GoPros use a wireless system. My newer system uses more GoPros, and has 12 total cameras. There's also a monitor so I can see what the GoPros see.   Posted: 06/15/2021 10:34:27
Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Steve, Many thanks for the overview. I'm afraid I wouldn't know where to start. I'm a simple chap and it takes me all my time to handle one camera let alone nine!   Posted: 06/15/2021 11:01:48
Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
There are nine cameras on this rig, but it's actually three kits in one. I'm only using two or three of the cameras at once (for 3-D). The cellphones are on one circuit, the canons are on a second circuit, and the GoPros use a wireless system. My newer system uses more GoPros, and has 12 total cameras. There's also a monitor so I can see what the GoPros see.   Posted: 06/15/2021 23:01:41



Joan Field   Joan Field
Your more colorful and glowy version really catches one's eye. It is good that you were able to change the clothing and outlines of the walking people into a neutral gray, thus letting the colors you introduced really work their magic. I have to admit to looking at the kids in the background; perhaps you might have considered removing them for their distractions.   Posted: 06/14/2021 18:20:38



 

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