This is the second photo in a small series that I took recently in the Paris underground Metro system. The photos were a bit of an experiment for me....I actually took (and processed) a lot of these deilberately blurry shots in an attempt to give some idea of the movement and hurry and the endless faceless corridors.
There's a sense of menace in this shot that I didn't personally feel at the time but which was something that I intended or that popped into my mind when I saw the 'Aliens' poster on the wall.
Whether you think this photo portrays real menace or whether you think its more in the pantomime comical line of menace where you feel like shouting 'behind you!' depends on you rather than me :-)
Don't worry, this one is the only one of the blurry shots that I'm posting here as I realise that although I personally like them, they're not to many people's taste!
HOT TIP FOR ALL AM3 CONTRIBUTORS :
I've been having problems for ages with my uploaded landscape orientated images looking fuzzy and not as sharp as they should be....well I finally found the answer recently in an answer by Jason Kravitz to a query in the forums .....if you too have been having this problem the answer is to make sure you resize your photos to a maximum horizontal dimension of 800 pixels (vertical size is not limited). Anything greater than 800pixels and AM3 will automatically resize it leading to the reduction in sharpness.
Even after resizing to 800 wide some of you are reporting that you still have problems. A fellow Aminus3 contributor, Momo, left me this additional tip which you could try : "Ian... oh, you know, I complained about Am3 making my images soft and changing color and that was even with my sizing images to 800...then i discovered that all my images were in adobe rgb and not srgb...i change the profile and they're fine now...i forgot that i set my computer to automatically change my F30 images to adobe's rgb profile...i did that for work which is press work...i've gotta change that first thing ..."
Please feel free to copy and paste this advice into your own AM3 blogs as I'm sure there are lots of our fellow AM3ers out there having this same frustrating problem...it would be great to sort the problem out for as many of us as possible.
Just a bit of fun, but this is one of my favourite photos with my new DSLR. I've submitted it for publication in JPG magazine. You can vote for it's inclusion here: JPG Magazine
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27 mm (35mm equiv.)