Film Photographer of the Year - The shots that didn't make the cut

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This was my alternate shot for Little and Large. I do like it, but think I needed to arrange the coins a bit better - they needed rotating. Also, because this was taken with the F70, I couldn't control the aperture on my gelded Sigma 105mm macro lens. I now have an F80 too, which means I don't have to use the lens in P mode.


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This was my alternate shot for Little and Large. I do like it, but think I needed to arrange the coins a bit better - they needed rotating. Also, because this was taken with the F70, I couldn't control the aperture on my gelded Sigma 105mm macro lens. I now have an F80 too, which means I don't have to use the lens in P mode.


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That would have been my idea for the comp using a crown and a farthing.
 

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These were actually for the ill-fated 2016 FPOTY, ships and boats was the theme but I thought I'd try something out of the box.

Mamiya C330f, on Ektar I think.
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These were actually for the ill-fated 2016 FPOTY, ships and boats was the theme but I thought I'd try something out of the box.

Mamiya C330f, on Ektar I think.
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Looks like it’s a frame from an animation, could be a whole new hobby Andy. You could be F&C’s very own Oliver Postgate.
 
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Looks like it’s a frame from an animation, could be a whole new hobby Andy. You could be F&C’s very own Oliver Postgate.
Perhaps the story could be about a bloke going for a walk by the sea and getting marooned on an island because he forgot what the tide does, and despite all the many boats on the island he never thinks of asking for a lift back to the mainland?

On second thoughts, that storyline would probably be too far-fetched even for children, I mean who'd do something like that in real life? :exit:;)
 
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It's fair to say that "Abstract and Odd" was a topic where I tried a number of very different photos before selecting the final one.

#1 Chained to the Dollar
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#2 Unseen bird landing
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#3 The wee hoose
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A BBC show featuring this said that "it was built on Loch Shin near Lairg in 1824 by poacher Jock Broon who was gifted land by a local laird in return for being taught how to distil whisky. Broon is said to have built the ‘wee hoose’ to mark his new status as a landowner but died shortly afterwards when he shot himself in the foot while out hunting, the story goes. “His Wee Hoose remains his legacy,” viewers were told.

However, Broons Hoose was built only 20 years ago as a float for the Lairg Gala. It was taken to the island by boat at the end of the festivities and has since become a landmark loved by locals and tourists alike. Lairg postman Lindsay Macdonald helped make the house - which has been rebuilt twice after being destroyed by bad weather - and create the local legend of Jock Broon. Not so romantic, but lots more believable.
 
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As soon as I started thinking about the "abstract and odd" theme, I wanted to do some intentional camera movement shots, as I thought they cover both aspects of the theme (emphasis on the "and"). But two other shots came my way in the month or so before:

1) I thought this heavy frost on boulders right by the sea, at Seaview Terrace, Joppa, east of Edinburgh, looked pretty weird when shot in fairly tight.

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Pentax LX, Vivitar 35-70, Vista 400

2) Out near Fisherow there's a new huge sculpture of a shell. I took a couple of shots of reflections in its interior, again fairly close to remove referents.

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Same combo

3) As I mentioned, the first time I went out to shoot the ICM stuff, I hadn't loaded the film properly. This was near the end of the month, but luckily the weather cooperated a couple of days later, and I was able to try again. Rather stupidly, I re-loaded the same Vista 400 film, and then had to work hard to get the shutter time up to the half to two second range. I don't have a 55mm ND filter, so in the end I stuck a Cokin A filter holder on, with 1-stop and 2-stop grads in opposing directions. I figured the resulting grad effect wouldn't be a problem! I still had to use a +2 exposure compensation. Stupid, really; as I walked home I remembered all those rolls of 2007-expired Reala 100 which would have been fine shot at 50. Anyway, this was one I liked, but rejected as a little too representational...

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4) This one from the same shoot, I really liked, but again I thought it was too representational. I can't quite remember how I made this one; I thought at first it was one of the "zoom during exposure" shots (where it turned out I was zooming too fast in most cases, more like a double exposure). Definitely not one of the "move the camera firmly in one direction" shots. I suspect it might have been when I was "experimenting" with moving the camera just a little bit through the exposure, but again it doesn't look quite right. So I'm puzzled.

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As soon as I started thinking about the "abstract and odd" theme, I wanted to do some intentional camera movement shots...<snip>
Chris, FWIW your entry for this I thought was really fantastic. I am normally very unimpressed and uninterested with these ICM shots, but I genuinely really liked yours. I'm a little late to the party on this years competition so didn't get a chance to vote, just thought I'd let you know I liked it.
 
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I love both of these but I think the second one is wonderful, I’d gladly print that and put it on my wall. It reminds me of the the work of Susan Burnstine. I don’t know how you’re going to interpret the rest if this year’s challenges chris but if you can find a way of incorporating this style then you’ll pretty much have my vote every time. (y)
 
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Thanks Craig and Nick. Yes, it's a bit of a problem on film, and I've only shot a few films this way, and the previous one was a couple of years ago. Really need to shoot a few films off fairly quickly, and keep notes, to find out what works and what doesn't. One of the things that surprised me was how intense the colours became.

Not sure I could shoot much more in ICM for this year, but I'll certainly have a think about it. Definitely suited the "abstract and odd" theme, though!
 
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4) This one from the same shoot, I really liked, but again I thought it was too representational. I can't quite remember how I made this one; I thought at first it was one of the "zoom during exposure" shots (where it turned out I was zooming too fast in most cases, more like a double exposure). Definitely not one of the "move the camera firmly in one direction" shots. I suspect it might have been when I was "experimenting" with moving the camera just a little bit through the exposure, but again it doesn't look quite right. So I'm puzzled.

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Absolutely Fantastic! Why oh why didn't you enter this Chris - it's amazing!!
 
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Absolutely Fantastic! Why oh why didn't you enter this Chris - it's amazing!!
Thanks Fraser. I was concerned it was a bit too representational, since it's so obviously a tree! I was really going for both abstract AND odd... never mind, I'm really glad folk like it, as I do, too.
 
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Thanks Fraser. I was concerned it was a bit too representational, since it's so obviously a tree! I was really going for both abstract AND odd... never mind, I'm really glad folk like it, as I do, too.
It is abstract & odd and bloody fantastic Chris!

I'm not certain if it would be allowed but @Harlequin565 agreed for a free print for the monthly winner; I received an excellent print from him last month - you could ask him if he would be willing to print this for you on my behalf?
 
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Yes I was surprised that "clock face" didn't figure more amongst the entries. I only thought of it in the last few days when I found a mosaic with a watch face embedded in it. I spent a couple of days looking for a good composition with clock faces, and even tried a staged photo with an alarm clock, totally uninteresting as it turns out!
 
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Well thanks to those who voted for my one....I was going to put this one up as resin (or whatever) improved the eye look, but thought the other one without direct sunlight looked better overall.
I think you definitely picked the right one as your entry. It had a definite "Babycham"-faun look to it. :)
 
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These were some of my backup shots, all Pentax MX, Vivitar 35-70 and Acros 100 devved in HC 110 B...

a) Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

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b) The Robert Fergusson statue outside Canongate Kirk, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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c) I think this is White Horse Close, at the bottom of Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

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I had high hopes for this one, but I found the lights too intrusive. In my actual entry, I managed to keep most of the light sources out of shot, which really pleased me.
 
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