Idea for a photo showing convergence? - Georgia

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  1. dmargrave

    dmargrave TPF Noob!

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    Hi All!

    Not sure if this is the appropriate forum to seek help for this, but here goes:

    I've been tasked with shooting a photo for my little brother's college graduation gift. My step-dad is writing a poem for him (as has become a tradition) and the ideas involved are "Wrinkles in the mind" - "Rain water running together to form a river" - "Learning things, connecting to a big idea".

    Just in general, "convergence" would be the theme. My brother is graduating with a physics degree and will be attending graduate school for nuclear engineering. Therefore I think a industrial, engineering or architectural type subject matter would be fitting.

    Any ideas on what I could shoot for this? I'm thinking about it, but would definitely appreciate some ideas from the more creative.

    Thanks!

    -Daniel
     
  2. christopher walrath

    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Skyscraper with lots of windows and vertical lines. Field filled with rows of wheat, or a recently plowed field, a straight highway stretch from above, etc.
     
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    Power lines or Railway tracks sorta converging in together - like when the line splits off in different directions?
     
  4. dmargrave

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    Thanks for the tips! I made a short list yesterday and rode through downtown Atlanta looking for some subject matter. Tough assignment, really. I ended up getting a few trainyard/track shots but I'm going to hit nature up this evening and see if I can find something.

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    Wow your first shot as I'm looking at it felt like I was going to fall forward. Cool shots.

    Do you have the color versions?
     
  6. dmargrave

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    Thanks! :)

    Yep, have the originals. I'll need to get them when I get home, touch up, and post. I think they look best in black and white though.
     
  7. christopher walrath

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    I agree. Sometimes color can distract form the subject, particularly when it is lines and forms and shapes, not something that depends on color to be rendered. Nice work.
     
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    ^^ Thanks. About to post up the color versions for anyone's curiousity. I didn't go out and shoot more last night. Bought a new toy and was mesmerized by it :)
     
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    In color - not very impressive :(

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    Is there a way to make the shot look vintage? Black n white better but make it look like it was taken with a camera from 70s in film...

    When not black n white I feel like they need more noise. Holga look or something.
     

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