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Mon Casque (my headphones)

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 23 January 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

After first spotting the potential in this poster on the Paris metro it took me about a week of looking before I found someone seated in the right spot for this image.

I did feel like shouting over to him to move his head 1/2 a meter to one side so that the headphones'fitted' properly but nevertheless I was pleased with myself even if this kind of thing is not new or original :-)

The contrast in expressions between the face on the poster and the real people was an added bonus.

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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.


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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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Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

That is so funny. I nearly split a gut.

23 Jan 2008 5:36am

@Michael Rawluk: It's great that you liked it that much Michael :-)

pedro cardona from mahon, Spain

i like the effect and composition, right done (metro in paris is an amazing place for photo)

best wishes and good shots

23 Jan 2008 6:50am

@pedro cardona: Thanks very much Pedro!

Oh yes, thanks as well for voting for my streetlamp photo in that JPG Magazine link in the header to this page. It's one of my favourite photos and it would be great to see it published.

eddy from Tehran, Iran

that's very good, also thank you for the tips,

23 Jan 2008 10:06am

@eddy: Cheers Eddy......it's great that you found the resizing tips useful!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

HOw DO YOU spell FABULOUS: I-A-N, I wouldn't have missed that guy's impression for anything not even a straight fit into the headphones...LOVE this vibrant candid shot!

23 Jan 2008 2:38pm

@Lorraine: Thanks very much Lorraine....make sure you get that copy of 'Narnia' that we talked about won't you!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I think you should submit this one to File Magazine, the magazine of "unexpected" photography.

23 Jan 2008 3:28pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks Twelvebit...I had a quick peek at that link to 'File Magazine'.....is it invited photos only?

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Your perseverance paid off.

23 Jan 2008 4:26pm

@Laurie: Well it seemed like a long wait but I was really pleased when it came together like that.....thanks!

«miguel.peixeiro» from Coimbra, Portugal

...execellent work.

23 Jan 2008 4:43pm

@«miguel.peixeiro»: Thanks very much Miguel!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

well done, Ian! so it turns out you're a photographer of many talents -- great city/urban shots on top of your great landscapes!

23 Jan 2008 4:58pm

@danthro: Well I'm really pleased that you think the urban shots are worthwile as I find them much more difficult than the landscape ones....thanks very much!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

whoops, i should've looked further back in your portfolio, turns out that's definitely not news.

23 Jan 2008 4:59pm

tom from Germany

Bravo! This is perfect. You got exactly the right moment. Stunning shot.

23 Jan 2008 7:30pm

@tom: Thanks very much Tom!

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Now this was my favourite from your slideslow (yes, I went and had a boo... terrific stuff, Ian!) What a find this was... outstanding capture and it's perfect in the b/w!!!

23 Jan 2008 10:14pm

@amy: Thanks Amy....I guess it's certainly the most lighthearted one of the set!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

i agree Ian. urban shots do tend to be more difficult than landscapes. i guess maybe it's just easier to find beauty in nature? anyway, keep up the good work.

24 Jan 2008 1:06am

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

great subway shot.. great eye to spot this perfect photo op

24 Jan 2008 6:45am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

No, open submissions. Just click on "submissions" and follow the directions.

24 Jan 2008 2:48pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Also, your photography is excellent. You should be looking around for other places like Flak Photo, U&I Magazine, Foto8, and JPG Magazine to submit your work. JPG Mag is published almost entirely with user submitted photos and the publishers of JPG Mag just started a new "travel" magazine called Everywhere Magazine -- and I think some of your photos would really fit there.

24 Jan 2008 9:09pm

Paul van der Meer from Netherlands

a real henri cartier bresson

26 Jan 2008 8:19pm

NIKON D40
1/30 second
F/4.8
ISO 1600
57 mm (35mm equiv.)