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adavies February 05, 2017
You are a wonderful and thoughtful storyteller! Love this! Beautifully done! :)
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Thank you! I so much appreciate!
 
SlavaSh May 15, 2017
Wow! So much said in this single shot. Love it!
fabiosozza November 02, 2017
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tadbrowning November 05, 2017
Couldn’t help but comment...absolutely wonderful creation!
 
nataliamalinko November 09, 2017
Perfect picture. Just perfect: the idea, the composition, using of B&W, overall quality, congrats!
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Byronfairphotography December 02, 2017
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Love Outsmarting Time



This is a shot of a series on the theme of Time. The two subjects are my parents. I had them sit on two rails, so as to help convey the picture's metaphor:...
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This is a shot of a series on the theme of Time. The two subjects are my parents. I had them sit on two rails, so as to help convey the picture's metaphor: two different life paths, one love, all held by the hand of Time, an hourglass representing the end-point where it all finds a meaning. Love outsmarting Time, Union outliving Decline.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on a railway near where I live. I love this place and it's been the setting for other works of mine. I love the background, the mountains and their shape. I am fascinated by how that mountain in the background has those two stripes of rock that almost resemble two wings. This is the countryside of Franciacorta, Italy.
Time
It was morning. Winter time. In that season here the light is really low and the morning fog really makes it well diffused and perfect for photography.
Lighting
I only used natural light as a source. I don't use strobes.
Equipment
This one was shot with a Canon 5D mark II and a Canon 85mm 1.8. For how I envisioned this work, I needed a tele lens that could separate my subject from the background well. At that time I didn't own a 135mm or higher, so the 85 was the way to go. I do think it did its job really well, still leaving some blurry details. And I like those details, as I mentioned previously.
Inspiration
The theme of Time. As I was saying earlier, I love this location and the background it offers, since those mountains kind of connect the two subjects and the railway is quite central in the way perspective acts so that the two rails "meet" at the center of the hourglass. With this in mind, I wanted to convey that profound connection between the two characters, who form a couple, still in love after so many years. Time erodes our things, eats our feelings, as well as our pain they say, but in this story, Time is defeated. Or better, some could also say that Time actually allowed for that power that Love has developed. Time made it possible for Love to be victorious. In the hourglass, Time is almost over, the sand is almost all gone to the bottom, still, there's Fire in her look, and peace in his. They're still united in one single thing, where everything meets at the exact center, in a perfect balance of feelings and emotions. Did Time make this possible? Was it their strength? Nobody can say.
Editing
Yes, i converted the image to a black and white, I added some grain. I also worked on some dodging and burning, especially on his face, which was hit by direct sunlight. I did dodging on hers instead. That's it. This is a very natural shot; even though I like compositing a lot, I didn't do any of it here.
In my camera bag
A Canon 5D Mark III, a Samyang 14mm, a Sigma 24-35 f2 Art, a Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art, a Canon 135mm f2 L, some batteries, a couple of CF cards. That's all I own. Apart from props obviously :)
Feedback
I love the 1:1 frame and I would invite anyone to try it. If you've never done that, go ahead and do it. Try! Fail and try again. It isn't as easy as using the 2:3, composition wise. It needs a little bit more thought process and attention when it comes to making things work. But when they do, it gives me so much more than a 2:3. I think it has something magical. I think that if you want to try composing in a 1:1 frame though, you should really have in mind exactly what you want to do and why. Random cropping is not always that successful if you planned to create an image that would work in a different frame.

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