Hi, Ken. I just wasn’t sure why, for example, your last shot had the DJ rotated 90 degrees anti-clockwise, so that his head was pointing down and the turntable was vertical on the right-hand edge of the frame. And if I’m honest, I thought the image might have got rotated by our uploading plugin – which shouldn’t happen, and would need fixing!
But apologies if I’ve got this entirely wrong, and you were being creative!
ITS AN OPTICAL ILLUSION IAN—The first DJ is sitting–and in the next is standing looking down. The brickwork background is the give away–both the same angle. My photography does this to people Ian. Shame the first one is not pin sharp–“Wait for Me”—-I was 25 metres out of place–on my scooter and saw the couple walking into the space–had seconds to scoot over and split second to take –seeing she was having problems—I was still spinning on my scooter when taken the shot–no second chance—shame about sharpness. But thats life!!!
Mmm… the DJ has magically rotated on my iMac, and looks fine now. A mystery! 😉
I really don’t mind about the sharpness (or lack of it) in the first shot – the strength of the picture is more important than the technical precision. HCB had a couple of things to say about this:
“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept”
“I am constantly amused by the notion that some people have about photographic technique – a notion which reveals itself in an insatiable craving for sharpness of images. Is this the passion of an obsession? Or do these people hope, by this trompe l’oeil technique, to get to closer grips with reality? In either case, they are just as far away from the real problem as those of that other generation which used to endow all its photographic anecdotes with an intentional unsharpness such as was deemed to be ‘artistic’.”
Anyway, getting that first shot at all was what’s really impressive – well done!