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02-JAN-2007

chinatown, manchester


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Barbara Heide13-Jan-2007 11:19
weird atmosphere! love the tones and the mystery! v
Stu Egan12-Jan-2007 12:10
No f**king way, that geezer looks far too dodgy.

I love it. Trademark attitude filling every corner of the photo, and the setting, point of view and action all suggests the seedy underbelly of city life. It's as strong a depiction of the grime of the city as Taxi Driver for me. And the self referencing touches are inspired, they definitely add to the photo in my opinion.
Guest 09-Jan-2007 19:56
"I will lead and you will follow, down dark and long street"
(somehow I sounds chinese when I type)
shatterbug09-Jan-2007 05:26
Surely one of the best shots I've seen on Pbase! Rockin' perspective, exposure, and mood. Vote.
AL08-Jan-2007 02:41
Did you put that dark and long sign there? Genius! Superb angle, superb mood, superb light, superb in many ways! No, I'm not following, gonna stay and catch up with the rest of your great pics ;P Voted.
Andrea Aschedamini06-Jan-2007 09:14
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Ray :)06-Jan-2007 00:21
When are you doing your LRPS panel? Put this at the top.
~V~
Rob Rosetti05-Jan-2007 17:38
Terrific angel, POV and mood! Excellent Niall!
Guest 04-Jan-2007 16:24
Yes, everything has been said, I'll go for the lazy comment (but sincere lol!): amazing! v
Adalberto Tiburzi04-Jan-2007 10:29
Everything has been said!
I may add that I'm thinking of some Victorian crime scene, Jack the Ripper for instance...
v
Adal
joshishots04-Jan-2007 05:00
This is just brilliant - love the angle and perspective. Plus the clours and of course model!
Chris04-Jan-2007 04:40
Too much perspective, Jedi Man. Props.
Sam_C04-Jan-2007 03:49
Hey bud, this is a stunning image!!! Wow! Definitely cinematic, dramatic, and oh
so damn cool! You look like the bad-ass private eye in a dark, and seedy spot.
Definitely a classic. Big Vote!
fred_il03-Jan-2007 12:38
A stunner!!
VOte!
Ana Carloto O'Shea03-Jan-2007 09:35
Follow??
You are kidding right Mr. O'Shea?? No?? Dunno if one could trust that sneering look on your face.... Crazily cinematic this one!!
The perspective is amazing! I love it and this is no small stuff as when I'm looking at the photo and given this weird angle you'll pulled through I feel as I was just runner over by a car, which come to think of it is something very likely to happen as I always looked the wrong way up there in Your Majesty's Isles. So, I'm there on the ground, seconds after being totally flatenned by a Royal Mail lorry and while I manage to slightly open my eyes and see the clouds moving over the moon, I suddendly focus on this guy standing close to me and signaling me to follow...
Follow?? Follow??? What's wrong with this guy?? Can't he see that I'm dying here?? As I faint trying to dial the emergency number on my cell.. my last thoughts are... F*** I only know the emergency number for portugal!

Congratulations young man, this will surely become a classic of the dark and long scene, which was already alive with so many awe inspiring photos. You're starting out the new year in full force. Though I fear for your health... after all, what's that idea of doing long night exposures with iso 100??? I hope that wasn't a bug you caught from someone...

Sorry for the dark and long comment of mine, but this photo was asking for it.
Guest 03-Jan-2007 08:38
Awesome - plucked straight out the pages of a comic book. The yellow lights bouncing off the walls and your face create an other-worldly atmosphere... Love the moonlight overhead too. Cracking shot
Ian York03-Jan-2007 07:00
Superb viewing angle, creates so much drama
JD03-Jan-2007 05:21
Terrific! I like the POV, the moon right in the small slice of sky, the signs of course, the night sun glasses... Bravo. Vote.
Ann LT03-Jan-2007 02:39
Yes,you ARE the master,dude!
Ken McColl03-Jan-2007 02:24
Bloody hell Niall, Im not even goin to try and work out how you pulled this one off...Dave Procter said it all. V KMc
Ray Rebortira03-Jan-2007 02:13
Oooh fancy this, as if shot through the yellow haze of sodium vapour lights,--- a bold, brilliant spectacle. Bravo!!!
Craig Persel02-Jan-2007 23:52
Fantastic. Love the angle, location, light, etc., etc. Very cool.
david procter02-Jan-2007 23:52
dark and fricken long street!
yOU ARe the mAstEr!
Victoria02-Jan-2007 23:51
Wow, you are here...cool
Mark Rutter02-Jan-2007 22:18
You look like some evil maniac tinkering with some diabolical machine :-)
Enny02-Jan-2007 21:58
wow, great ,love it.
Antonio Pierre De Almeida02-Jan-2007 21:41
...the white rabbit, Neo !!! Run... run to the hills, run for your life ;-)
Superb exposure ;-)
faye white02-Jan-2007 21:27
this is amazing! and so very, very cool!
Dallas Hyatt02-Jan-2007 21:24
Love it. Absolutely love it. Vote!
Stu02-Jan-2007 21:23
Just how many cameras do you have? This is just awesome, Niall.