Ed Ries  

Past Glory by Ed Ries

May 2022 - Past Glory

About the Image(s)

This month's submission was made near the end of the Covid restrictions, and I was not going out much. The lighting was a single strobe in a large soft box from the left with a fill card on the right.
F11, ISO 320, 24-70 mm lens at 66mm; Canon EOS 5DS. Selective burning and dodging were applied. Low pass sharpening and a final bit of noise reduction using Topaz Noise AI.

4 comments posted

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Hi Ed: What a beauty! Wow! I love old cameras and your image really captures the spirit of this "guy". I also like your selection of both foreground and background to compliment your vintage subject. Your image really gives a sense of the past and how far we've come with photography equipment. The crazy in me just came out... and, if this were my image I might have put some reflection in the lens of the camera ...very soft, but slightly visible... :-) Just to direct a bit more interest toward the very cool camera.   Posted: 05/03/2022 07:06:48

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Ed - that brings back memories as I have similar camera which originally belonged to a press photographer for a major daily newspaper.

Very well captured - the lighting has been handled well to give a limited, but effective tonal range.   Posted: 05/04/2022 06:17:22

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Ed, a super still life image.
I agree with Ella and Peter.

I am tempted to take a look at my small group of old cameras!   Posted: 05/12/2022 01:20:17

Nick Delany   Nick Delany
Hi Ed, Lovely image of a fascinating object. I think the choice of base and backgrounfd are excellent. Overall in the composition I would suggest there is a missing element that would create a story beyond just posing an old camera. The addition of another element (Tweed cap, whiskey glass, pipe, etc) that might suggest the identity of the owner and why the camera was there would take this great capture even further..   Posted: 05/13/2022 16:54:07


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