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One Mans Pleasure by azrael3000 One Mans Pleasure by azrael3000
is another mans pain.
German: "Des einen Freud ist des anderen Leid"

Exposure Detail:
Camera: Minolta XG-2
Lense: Minolta 50mm 1:1.8
Aperture: f4
Speed: 1/500s (settings are educated guess)
Film: Trix400 @ 400

Why did I choose this film? Because it rocks and it was quite cloudy on that day. I wanted to freeze the snowflakes and the emotions so I choose a relative high speed. And according to ISO and Speed, Aperture had to be around f4. I was shooting in full manual mode with no metering in manual mode (took some light readings before).

Situation
I was walking through Bregenz, Capitol of Vorarlberg / Austria, when it suddenly started to snow really heavy. There were those girls half walking, half dancing through the street so I decided to take a shot while they were passing by. There were not many people on the street so I couldn't get as close as I wanted, because I didn't want to disturb the scene. When that adult crossed the street I decided to press the button to get the contrast between those different emotions.

About the image adjustments
I scanned the shot from the negative with a Epson flatbed scanner. I also printed it but as I'm just starting to get into printing I'm not really satisfied with the print and due to the fact that I don't have a darkroom here where I'm studying I couldn't work on that. So I took the image to PS adjusted levels and did a bit burning (I asked wether this is allowed, but recieved no answer, due to the fact that burning is a major darkroom technique I don't see a point forbidding it). The left border is from the scan, the right border is just a copy from the left (the negative continued on that side). No more manipulations.

Why this image
Well it should be an image which gives an overview over streetphotography (SP) or what is defined as SP for me. But that's quite difficult you have so many different ways and so many different topics. So this image is mainly displaying people on the streets in their everyday life. But those 500 ms are something special for this girls, they love the snow, it makes them happy. But there are alway two sides, the adults display the other side in this image (as well the one in the foreground and those with the umbrella in the background). What I really like about this image is, that you can interprete so much in this image so I invite everybody to take a few minutes and think about it.

DD Update
Well that took you guys quite a long time, but I was quite surprised when I saw my inbox this morning.
Thanks `Staged and ^Obsidian-Fox for the support, the first even might get a beer if we somewhen meet in Vienna. Well just a little note on the DD - text: it's not life in Vienna, it's life in Bregenz.

Prints
If anyone is that crazy to want a print of it, note me. I don't sell prints via DA, as I make them myself. I do Silver Gelatin prints, size and paper can be chosen by you.
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Given 2008-02-06
One Mans Pleasure by ~azrael3000 This one's actually been made for the 06 Street Contest but totally got lost in all the entries. It's a wonderful capture of life in Bregenz. An amazingly detailed description to go along with this beautiful frame, so take a look! ( Suggested by Staged and Featured by straightfromcamera )
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lilyofthevalley0105 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
oh, my, it's wonderful,,like a mirror, and so interesting of human behavior shown in this image. Hard to explain. well, I do enjoy it..thanks for sharing.
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janisDA Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
you made the right decision to shot it only in manual mode, you got control over all the photography process. Great work. It's a pleasure to see such well-rounded piece.
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jMasci Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
beautiful shot, love it :nod:
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bsbhorsegirl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice photograph. Congrats on the DD!
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Uniquely-Unique-x3 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student Photographer
she looks pissed. like she wants to strangle the girls...
XD
i love it!
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blackxcore187 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
i love how you captured the flakes
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kissy-face Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
The expressions here are just priceless. And you hear this sort of contrast of opinions quite often, too; a snow day, kids are cheering because they get to miss classes and go out and paly while adults grumble about all of the extra work they're going to have to put up with :D. Needless to say I still love stormy weather.


Congrats, lovely shot.
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
well if you know that these comments are posted so often, why not make a difference?
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TheBrokes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008   Photographer
Really wonderful, I've always loved B&W film photography, I just don't think digital beats it.
But I've never had the patience.

Reading your very detailed Artist Comments are also very helpful, I might motivate myself and get started on taking some beautiful shots.

Well done on the DD.
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
If I made it to motivate you, it's already a great deal and much more apreciated than any fav.
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:iconthebrokes:
TheBrokes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008   Photographer
:)

kind words.
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:iconredshane:
redshane Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008   Photographer
amezing work!
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fleurwellbery Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
:heart: hihi schön!
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mayahuskee Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Very lovely. ^^ I do like the contrast. Dancing through the street when it's snowing is something I'd totally do. :XD:
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pimped-out-person Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
usual sytuation but unusual picture. good job =)
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
welcome to dA, I hope you enjoy your stay here and thanks for the nice comment.
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princemypc Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
I was thinking the same when i saw the picture first the old woman is not happy about the snow. but the young girl are enjoying it.they is a mix of emotion .. nice capture...... congrats for the DD :)
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ilovefredweasleymore Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
This is great, I love the contrast between the girls and the adult.
I keep going back to look over it again.
Well done :)
:+fav:
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la-etoile Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student Photographer
nice
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Oosaki-Nana Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
This is amazing!
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Juria-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008   Photographer
Wonderful emotion on the girls' faces! Well done - I love how the photograph is in black and white.
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
well it was quite difficult converting to color, so I left in in b/w :aww:
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Sugarman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
in letzter zeit (?) steht der gute fuchs bissl neben der spur, mir scheint. dd-cumentare a la fav and run, aber hauptsache in weeks manier, "bravo". er hat ein photo vom linus geDD und mich als suggester genommen, obwohl ich das photo noch nie in groß angesehen habe... hihi
ich weiß nicht, ob du kira's journal über burnhards dd-beschreibung gelesen hast... die beschreibung hier wär auf jeden fall wieder ein journal wert :flirty:

aber ich bin ja nicht so. "hab ja besseres zu tun :rofl:"
also, gratuliere. wirklich gutes photo! viel glück beim printen :aww:
bis bald
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
so nachdem ich gefunden hatte wovon du gelabert hast. ja geb ich dir natürlich recht (wie könnt ich auch anderst). wäre schön wenn das photo ein wenig "bearbeitet" wird.

ja das printen wird schwierig, da gibts einiges zu tun, mal schauen ob ich mich in den sommerferien wieder ranhänge an das negativ.

ich wäre übrigens für die bezeichnung bumhard :flirty:

ich hab übrigens auch besseres zu tun

so und noch ein smilie :aww:

:iconfromtheback: weil's so lustig ist
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Psyco-Kaye Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student Photographer
good photo!=)
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boum Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful shot!
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:iconstaged:
Staged Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Upsla, Bregenz.
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
solang nix schlimmeres passiert :)
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dr-snoggle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student Photographer
how can you get so few grain with 400ISO? :o youre a master of film devellopping! :w00t:
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
lol that comment really made me laugh :D
well actually I don't think it's so much my fault that there's so less grain :) I think all of this is due to great tools I used here, namely Trix400 and Kodak XTOL, so hurray for Kodak
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dr-snoggle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student Photographer
:D cool!
ok so you mean the develloping and fixating products? ... because everytime i tried 400IISO (ok only 2 times, and i tried only about ten films) everytime it was all grainy...
:] yeah hurray for kodak then!
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
ahm no.. trix actually is a film, xtol is a developer. I wonder how you managed to look iso400 images grainy.
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dr-snoggle Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Student Photographer
it was one of my first films, and i missunderstood what i was told, i did too much shaking while developing and fixing. also maybe too lomg time. or too hot water. or too cold. i had no thermomether i think.... i dont remember.

:w00t:
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
if you need some advice, check out the blog of severin koller, somewhere there is a great post about how to develop film (back in 2007). secondly, I'll answer any question you have, just gimme a note.
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SomerockDaily Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
I like your pic , very simple and expressive .
You're great .
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femketje Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
cool capture
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Stalker72 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
great image, definatly a fav, glad it was DD'ed
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Qkal Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
seems like yesterday we were 16...
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ericadigio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
i love it!
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Anti-G Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
good mood
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:iconmr-fedders:
mr-fedders Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Sehr schön. Ich liebe die Töne.
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Nicht nur du. Kommen auf dem Print natürlich noch viel schöner
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chichirii Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Wow this is a really nice picture. I like the emotion.

good job
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
thanks
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josselin94 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Hobbyist
very good shoot.
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:iconazrael3000:
azrael3000 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
thanks
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vallabee Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
that snow looks beautiful. such a candid and expressive shot. your focus is great!
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
thanks
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darkMyke Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sehr interessanter Schnapschuss...wirklich höchst amüsant, dieser Kontrast zwischen den beiden Reaktionen :D

Ja, ich bin kein Photograph aber ich find auch von der Qualität her ist das ein tolles Bild. Der Fokus passt auch super und das Schwarz-Weiß macht das Ganze irgendwie noch ausdrucksstärker.
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azrael3000 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
merci schlicht und einfach :)
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