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Milano Centrale 2007 by multix Milano Centrale 2007 by multix
Milan, Central Station.
I was travelling, but I had my Leica in my pocket (literally).

I did a small series before catching my own train and selected a couple.

This image is a snapshot, slightly blurred and shaken. The light was for a sort time excellent. I saw that guy. I had just a fraction of a second to get out my camera and shoot. I consider it a very good shot, it is both of classic (the location, the station look and of course the guy with the hat) as well as contemporary (the guy at the mobile phone, the modern details). I like this as a hommage to G. Berengo Gardin.


Camera: Leica M6
Lens: Leica Summicron 35mm/2 Asph.
Film: Ilford HP5 developed in Ornano Gradual ST20

scan from print.
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Given 2008-03-26
Milano Centrale 2007 by ~multix Treamus writes "This photo is like something from the 30's. It's hard to believe it is a modern image. It has everything a train station, light and shadow, old man with a hat... It's also hanging on Chris weeks walls as far as I know." I agree, the play of light and shadow are just superb. ( Suggested by Treamus and Featured by straightfromcamera )
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METRICorNOTHING Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Great shot.
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Mr.!
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Truly outstanding in the true sense of the word
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :) Please do check out some other work of mine.
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
;)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Photographer
what a light!
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Photographer
welcome!
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melamelablu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
:shamrock:you've been featured here... [link]
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SteFly Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
bellissimo scatto...e grande luce...e grande pure la Leica
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multix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Grazie!
Difficile separarmi dalla Leica e dalla pellicola...
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BohemianChild1899 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work
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multix Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you...
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francisblues Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
stupenda!! sembra una foto di altri tempi!!
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
grazie. Un po' lo è...
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lemmeleia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008   Photographer
amazing
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you !
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DrMaku Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
it's always good to have a Leica in your pocket
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DBdeviant Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Ric, sto praticamente aggiungendo tutta la tua galleria fra i miei preferiti...troppo bravo!!!
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multix Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
;) ne hai di immagini allora, hah!
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99gnome Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
all my emotions packed in a single icon:

:worship:

period.
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multix Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
zu Nett..
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thegreenmanalishi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
your photo is here: [link]
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DBdeviant Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Uno scatto formidabile...semplicemente perfetto
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multix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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hpaoloh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
bella! riesce a rendere un'anima e un sentimento classico-romantico che non è facile cogliere dal vivo in questa stazione...
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multix Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
raro effettivamente, con tutte le volte che ci sono stato!
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Guttsu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
I like the light billowing in from the windows, but overall the picture just seems too dark to me. I know you didn't have much (if any) time to set it up as you said; if I tried to take a picture so quickly it would be super blurry. I like focused pictures more, and as the guy a few peoples up said, cropping out the left-most fellow would bring more attention to the hat man. Because he has that almost light-ring around him, the left-most guy seems to steal too much attention. But a nice shot overall. Not DailyDev material imo, but everyone's entitled to their own.
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multix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Personally, I like it that "dark", since it is the impression my eyes get such a circumstance. This is a handmade print by me. The version Chris has was made by a pro-printer and his opinion was to keep it lighter. Personally i still like my version better, but the balance change: lighter gives even more the impression of light flowing in (the "rays") but it shows the person standing and gives a more busy effect.

For the rest, i already commented about cropping. After some months, if I look at the image, I still like it that way, so it is fine. I think that cropping would have made it boring. Also if you wanted to keep the aspect-ration, you would have lost the space effect, with the shadows reaching you.

If you don't think it is worth a DD, your choice. A street snapshot is rarely perfect and it is fine for me, I don't want to fiddle with it further. But checking the average stuff that floats around here DA and the chosen DDs... then well I have a different opinion. But thanks for taking the time to comment.
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Guttsu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Yeah, the more I think about the cropping, I think it would just be too narrow. But the more modern look of the left side, with and screens, and the slightly more antiquated look of the right side is a nice juxtaposition. I just wish hat-man had a little more "glow" or contrast to him.

Oh, and trust me, this is still better than plenty of DD's, and better than 95% of the stuff on dA in general. I think the way they choose DD's is lame, but I probably shouldn't say that since criticized dA in any way is apparently a grounds for a ban. It's not always about quality. This is dark and blurry, but the feel you get from it is still really good.

And thanks for taking my criticism so well! I wish everyone else on this site could handle comments other than "omg i liek fav+++!!!" So kudos to you, sir.
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TsuJinssz Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008   Photographer
nice.. i lik the lighting...
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elangeldeldestino Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
I love this class of photographies in black and white! :love: :clap:
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multix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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KayKay-Photographer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008   Photographer
I like the blurred aspect of this, it adds to the moderness...everything is so hectic and blurry. But this is a classic image, the man looks like he could be out of the 1930's too. You were lucky that you saw this image and happened to have your camera...it's not fun when you see something that would be great and then no camera.
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multix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, sometimes you miss the camera. Although it has an antique feeling, there are several details which give out the modernity and I like that.
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crimsonapples Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008   Photographer
beautiful.
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Chavez-Chavez Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Great capture! I just checked out the camera you used. Impressive. It's like something my father used to have.
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multix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. They are faithful tools THey have a soul and transmit it to the photographer. There are more shots form "her" in the rest of the gallery and I hope more will follow.
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DeadZero Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008   Photographer
This is just plain awesome, it really looks like a picture of the past
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Ladypiedi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
so lovely shot!
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multix Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you, dear
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Ladypiedi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
:)
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FoxLady2 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Loving the contrast between shadows and light.
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monovak Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008   Photographer
good sense of light
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cweeks Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
funny that the deviant who made this photo should also be living in the 30's! ;)

and, yes, it's hanging on the north east wall of my dining room!

everyone who sees it tells me how beautiful it is!
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multix Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay, so you still lurk here :)

In the thirties... well, nobody would bother me with digital. Or even dumb questions "why didn't you shoot this in color"? Apart from experimental slides from Kodak and Agfa... b&w ruled.
And SLRs... except the Exakta, nothing. Neither 35mm nor 6x6. No pentaprisms.
So we could have a folder (like my excellent Bessa or SuperIkonta), rolleiflex TLR, screw-mount Leicas (no Ms! heck) or a fine Contax!
No linhof either, big wooden cameras for portraiture. Photoelectric exposure meters are a novelty.

No PE paper, just baryta everywhere.

Limitations, but maybe not so bad heh? I could shoot. You too. Not many others I guess :)
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cweeks Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
yeah, we could. no doubt ...

and so many others could not. kinda sad, actually.

digital bastardized photography for sure. now it all looks like 29-level-whacked-out-colours-with-a-special-monochrome-layer bullshit.

unless you're looking at my walls, of course.

once in a while. yes, i lurk.
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Muii-chan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
It does have an old feel to it if you just quickly glance at it. But if you notice the two men in the middle, they seem to represent the old and the new. It was a very nice shot. I love it.
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multix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That is why I like it. It is something new, in old style. My favourite. The old man of course is important, but if you look there are modern panels, people using a mobile phone... They just aren't prominent.
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Muii-chan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
It does have an old feel to it if you just quickly glance at it. But if you notice the two men in the middle, they seem to represent the old and the new. It was a very nice shot. I love it.
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