Together... yet, alone...

EaracheEarache Unsharp and OversaturatedSO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins

...in the Brave New (Virtual) World.
(apologies to Aldous Huxley)

Eric ~ Smugmug

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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,516Registered Users Major grins

    Very poignant series, makes a strong statement about the impact electronics has in our society. As always, I like your conversion work.....good contrast and strong blacks.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,352Administrators moderator

    Love the top-most shot. I might suggest a stronger comp would be to crop out the woman on the right that is engrossed in something non-VR related.

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  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,333Registered Users Major grins

    Good series showing the world we live in.... Hmmmm....

    Rags
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins

    @black mamba said:
    Very poignant series, makes a strong statement about the impact electronics has in our society. As always, I like your conversion work.....good contrast and strong blacks.

    Thanks for looking-in Tom, always appreciate hearing your impressions!

    Re: Blacks and contrast...
    Recently, I had a great experience when I answered an ad to buy a used lens... turns-out the seller was a very talented photographer, and I was able to
    have him critique some shots when I met-up with him... His advice regarding my conversions - which was spot-on - was to lay-off the clarity slider whenever possible,
    and don't be a slave to the histogram... lower my black-point and don't be afraid of clipping when it suits the image. I went back and re-processed some images with these suggestions
    in mind and really liked the results.

    Take care, Sir!

    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 10, 2016

    @David_S85 said:
    Love the top-most shot. I might suggest a stronger comp would be to crop out the woman on the right that is engrossed in something non-VR related.

    Thank-you David... yes, I was pleased when the scene in #1 presented itself... I had to laugh... I was actually behind the booth on the sidewalk and scurried around to catch this side.
    Yup, I wish the background was more pleasing, but, such is street photography... so, I ended-up leaving her in because I didn't want to lose any of the young man on the right,
    and, her glasses also made me laugh! Thanks much for your feedback!

    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins

    @torags said:
    Good series showing the world we live in.... Hmmmm....

    Thanks rags!
    Hmmmm... I know, right?... It's the new paradigm... I see babies using hand-held electronic devices...
    A whole population now joined-at-the-fingers with their smart phones, etc...
    They say the the occurrence of neck problems and other ergonomic maladies is on a sharp increase... go figure!

    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,642Registered Users Major grins

    Excellent idea, very good series clap clap!

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins

    Cool! :)

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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins

    @Juano said:
    Excellent idea, very good series clap clap!

    Thanks Buddy! B)

    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins

    @travelways said:
    Cool! :)

    Thanks Tatiana! (thumbs-up!)

    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,043Registered Users Major grins

    I love this series, although it also disturbs. The last shot says it all - it speaks to your title of together, yet alone. Great job, Eric.

  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins

    @Cavalier said:
    I love this series, although it also disturbs. The last shot says it all - it speaks to your title of together, yet alone. Great job, Eric.

    Thanks very much Jo, I'm glad you enjoyed this series!
    Yes, it's a different sensibility these days, regarding inter-personal communications...
    I think we must adapt... and, I confess to using devices also (long-time gearhead), however, I intend to resist the "obsession" I see on display all around us!
    Cheers!

    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,894Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited December 12, 2016

    @David_S85 said:
    Love the top-most shot. I might suggest a stronger comp would be to crop out the woman on the right that is engrossed in something non-VR related.

    Yeah, but you'd have to amputate an elbow. Dunno.
    The first one is also my favorite. We've seen lots of cell phone pics by now, but people wearing VR headgear isn't as common. It's also rather ironic that they seem to be next to a very attractive bay, which they are ignoring. That's the thing I like best about the shot. Or is that a poster, come to think of it? Oh well, we're all just living in a computer simulation anyway. And, yeah, it's sad.

  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 13, 2016

    @Richard said:

    @David_S85 said:
    Love the top-most shot. I might suggest a stronger comp would be to crop out the woman on the right that is engrossed in something non-VR related.

    Yeah, but you'd have to amputate an elbow. Dunno.
    The first one is also my favorite. We've seen lots of cell phone pics by now, but people wearing VR headgear isn't as common. It's also rather ironic that they seem to be next to a very attractive bay, which they are ignoring. That's the thing I like best about the shot. Or is that a poster, come to think of it? Oh well, we're all just living in a computer simulation anyway. And, yeah, it's sad.

    It's a poster, Richard... nothing is real... (giggling emoji)!
    Okay... if we have to live in a computer simulation, can I ask that mine not run on a Windows system... I think we all know why.. hahahaha :D

    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,894Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    @Earache said:
    Okay... if we have to live in a computer simulation, can I ask that mine not run on a Windows system... I think we all know why.. hahahaha :D

    Don't worry--I'm quite sure the simulation runs on a virtual machine. It's simulation all the way down... ;)

  • PotshotsPotshots Beginner grinner Posts: 16Registered Users Big grins
    Sad comment on our "new" world
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