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Steve Johnson Posted on: October 16, 2011
The Day the Earth Stood Still
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Good catch … good title
+Kev Isabeth Thanks Kev – it was a complete fluke to be honest – first shot with a wide angle attachment I was playing with – lined up the scene but the break in the clouds around the stop lights and the car's position were not planned in the slightest (;
This is beautiful!
+Jennifer Eden Thanks Jennifer – as I said to Ken it was complete luck.
When I see this kind of scene, I often recall a scene from "Devil's Advocate"… Nice catch, Steve.
wonderful. this is the essence of solitude.
+Lawrence del Mundo Hi Lawrence – hope today has been good to you. I'll look up the movie now – don't think I've seen it. The pic, to me, has a 50s Sci Fi B movie feel to it – hence the title. Now off to IMDB and Wikipedia for an education :)
+James Pope Thanks! – appreciated.
+Steve Johnson Another full day, my Friend. Hope you Sunday's the same. The scene was an eerie one – where Keannu Reeves found himself alone in a street in New York in broad daylight… I was trying to spot even a lone figure in this image, but couldn't find one.
+Lawrence del Mundo as far as I know there are no figures – Sunday in a USA Midwest town. I remember the movie being released now but never saw it – may have to rent it. Its been a very lazy Sunday so far and I am happy for it to continue that way to be honest.
+Steve Johnson May it stay that way, then. Lazy Sunday afternoons are the best.
+Lawrence del Mundo Agree completely
Great photo, the title is perfect!
Nice. Really like the crispness of the shot.
+Joe Osborne Thanks I was pleased with the way it turned out considering it was shot with a kit lens and a $10 wide angle attachment. Edited it in LIghtroom but didn't have to do anything beyond standard re sharpening. It was a bright day though and being able to use a higher f stop really helps with wide angle shots – especially with cheap optics.
+Erwin Vindl Thanks – I really have a soft spot for those old movies +carrie evans Thanks there was definitely that feel to the day
Wouldn't worry about the optics… 95% of all lenses are better than 99% of all photographers. :-) Good eye for composition.
+Joe Osborne couldn't agree more and it is a subject I write about frequently (:
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