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One locked Gate.. by straightfromcamera One locked Gate.. by straightfromcamera
This shot was originally submitted in B/W, but really.. it made the alley cold and uninviting.. Im resubmitting this because they are reconstructing alot of this area, and i fear that it will be 'lost'.. so re-worked image and available as print.

Is a locked gate, but you have the key.. should you know how to use it..

There is a little market with a photostudio, architiect firm, coffee shop and club.. in gas town.. its quite an amazing little place tucked away in the hustle and bustle of city life.. its amazing..

i love it there..

<EDIT> (nov 7th, 2006)
now available as stock @ [link] , untoched, full size file, color

Shot with
Minolta Maxxum4
100mm 2.8 macro AF
impressa 160 or 100
expired 04-2003

Post work,
Convert to b/w
resized, framed, signed

Will probably upload as stock
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:iconandtheshowmustgoon:
andtheshowmustgoon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008   Photographer
love this area, i didnt know about the construction though, haven't been in vancouver since the summer.
[link]
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
Yeah, they closed of gaolers mews all together :(
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:iconrainbird:
RAINBIRD Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008   Filmographer
what an attractive looking little place to go :o too bad about the reconstructing
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
Yeah :(

everything must change tho..
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:iconofthewoodsstudio:
OfTheWoodsStudio Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
like the new one better its really good
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D thanks :P
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:iconofthewoodsstudio:
OfTheWoodsStudio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
no prob
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:iconurbanrural-photo:
UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This I like. THe odd unknown places that peope past everyday and never see. Well done. I think the composition works well here as something I would see out the corner of my eye in pasting. The details as dreamy, sharp enough to stick in my mind only to be recalled without knowing where I saw it. This is why I love your work.
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
:blush: thank you for adding this to such a good collection :D :blush:

I always enjoy getting comments from you :hug:
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome
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DeadStarKew Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
beautiful, but you should rotate it a bit, in my opinion =)
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
aah, i couldnt be bothered now :P

but maybe.. now i notice the slight offset
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:iconmatchboxredemption:
matchboxredemption Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008   Photographer
How to get in there is still a mystery to me actually, lol. Every time I go by I'm like how the !@%$ do I get inside?
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
They tore it down :(

I walked by tonight
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:iconmatchboxredemption:
matchboxredemption Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008   Photographer
WHATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
there is alot of construction going on in there, i didnt check for sure, but im pretty sure its going to be gone
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:iconmatchboxredemption:
matchboxredemption Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008   Photographer
that really upsets me :(
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
I know :( It was one of the places i went every week to just sit and relax
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:iconlykesorad:
lykesorad Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Student Photographer
gorgeous light patterns on the ground there...really wonderful.
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much :) I really love this place.
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:iconbadkittylulu:
badkittylulu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
so true, it is more inviting in colour =)
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconlightdrafter:
lightdrafter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
great sharpnes for film!
let me ask. why is it good to use an expired film? odd colors? or just to show how good was the particular roll stored??
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
odd colors, interesting effects.

It really isnt 'good' to use it, but it can always give you something interesting :D
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:iconlightdrafter:
lightdrafter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
I guess, something like opposite to x-process??
like washe out colors and less contrast? I know the expired film after developping may look a bit milky. I mean the celuloid is not that transparent as it should be... or what? :D
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
the color usually is a bid subdued
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:iconlightdrafter:
lightdrafter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
well, I gues I should try...
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
I have one roll of B/W that expired in 1982
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:iconlightdrafter:
lightdrafter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Ahh... :) I remember I developped one from 60's for a customer at work... surprisingly there was something.
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
wow.. i developed a roll of porn from 10 years ago.. it was all funked up and i wish i had kept the negatives
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:iconpaulmckinnon:
PaulMcKinnon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Yes color is the way to go
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
:w00t:
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:iconbuyobabyboo:
buyobabyboo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't think i've seen it in black and white, but i think i would like it this way better :3 things seem to look more "alive" in color.
kudos~
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D The b/w makes the background a little more subdued.. but thats a price im willing to pay
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:iconmatchboxredemption:
matchboxredemption Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007   Photographer
I have to comment, simply because I love it when I find mysterious little tucked away places
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D thank you !

this is one of the lovely spots :)
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:iconthatoddoneout:
thatoddoneout Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
It looks gorgeous there hidden places are always great, the B&W is nice here.
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconsonicme64:
SonicME64 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006   Photographer
I love the depth in this one, with the gate being the central focus, especially the blurry cobblestones. Great place! :D
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Professional Photographer
thank you :D
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:iconsonicme64:
SonicME64 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006   Photographer
You're very welcome! :D
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:iconweedfairy:
WeedFairy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
This looks quite classical somehow. I think it is due to the combination of black/white and the setting itself, which is romantic and charming. I like the perspective of this photograph and it really does make one (who doesn't know the place) very curious and eager to enter. The many plants and trees make it appear as a calm and serene place. :aww: Dreamy really. And I must say that I adore the depth and the shadow falls. Great pic!
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006  Professional Photographer
:D many thanks.. i quite adore this place in color, but i must say, b&w pumps it up to an extreme.. its quite a lovely setting i must say
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:iconmadzious:
madzious Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
coooool :D
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:iconthe-evil-wombat:
the-evil-wombat Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Nicely done man, the only thing is there is a little trouble with depth on the cobbles
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Professional Photographer
really? i didnt think so.. i was shooting with the macro, and focusing on the lamp.. i kinda like it like that tho..

i do like the depth on the sides of this shot
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:iconqiepinkie:
qiepinkie Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
very very nice BW!! fav for sure...
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Professional Photographer
:)cool, thank you very much
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:iconchibi-angel:
chibi-angel Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Run at the gates?
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
key.. need the key
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