We don't have much time right now, since Sebastian and his colleagues are in the final stages of finishing a computer animation project. Yesterday I went through over 300 country songs to find some decent tune under the creative commons licence for a bar scene in Arizona in the 70's. I had a lot of fun listening to songs about how to make love to your sheep and Christian gangsta country ;-).
Despite of working past midnight right now, we still try to come with a decent shot once in a while. This is the construction site right in front of our bedroom window, which is a constant joy waking us up in the morning with the music of machines and some major floor vibrations for free.
Not much to say... looks like a random snapshot... nothing bad about it, but not that great either. Thomas Solberg @ 2006-June-19 20:14
Ein wenig schattig... obwohl die Schatten sehr reizvoll sind. Ich hätte es lieber wenn der Arbeiter in der Sonne stehen würde. :-) Karl Baumann @ 2006-June-19 20:38
Sorry to disagree, but we took 23 shots in RAW of this scene and made a deliberate choice for this particular image and crop. You might not like it, but I do not consider this composition and this processing as being characteristic for a random snapshot. Ella @ 2006-June-19 20:42
This actually makes construction work really nice :). I like the light sepia tone in the photo! Nicola @ 2006-June-19 21:08
I like the mood in this shot. The lighting and muted colour tones add a lot to it. Heath @ 2006-June-19 21:32
very nice shot. i can not say why i love this. but it has a special touch. great working shot. shaped @ 2006-June-19 21:35
The ultimate test : to take the ordinary and make something of it. So relieved that you didn???t achieve this cool composition with just one shot! Light, shade, strategic patterns and the grubby tones are all there. An achievement . . plus extra points for the Title and entertaining narrative. AG @ 2006-June-19 21:37
Sehr kunstvoll eingefangene Baustellenszene. Hat für mich nichts von einem Schnappschu??. Ich mag Baustellen, allerdings vor allem als Photomotiv, nicht so sehr als Wecker... Wie lange bekommt ihr die "good vibrations for free" noch? ;-) grapf @ 2006-June-19 21:38
An alarmclock provided by the community. Nice. Does it snooze?
I like the muted tones of the ground. Erik @ 2006-June-20 07:07
must be hard to sleep!! david @ 2006-June-20 13:02
The colours in this really stand out for me, the yellow purply faded yet somehow inky tones. Delicious! fotojo @ 2006-June-20 14:42
Oh! I like this one. Love the way the light and shadows interplay. Jide Alakija @ 2006-June-22 10:31
Computer animation...my second oldest daughter's dream job!!
Well, I must say that you don't have the best view looking out your window right now...but their racket beats those gosh awful buzzers/beepers on alarm clocks! micki @ 2006-June-23 01:34
Something nice about the tonal palette here. It's very subtle; subdued. And some very interesting shadows falling across the scene. I've had construction going on next to my apartment before, and it's no kind of fun : ( Brandon @ 2006-June-23 16:45
I remember this photograph, I looked at it few days ago ;-). And now it looks like a well selected post considering the situation. Scene like, nice shot. Emré @ 2006-June-24 23:02
auch wenns für euch unangenehm ist, die jungs arbeiten bei 30grad im schatten, ohne sonnenschutz, schneiden teer auf, legen schmutzwasser, rütteln wieder ab...hart verdientes geld sag ich da nur ;) martin @ 2006-June-25 07:43
You have that outside your bedroom window? Ugh, I don't envy you! I recently had a construction site about a block away from our apartment, and even that was obnoxious at times in the day. christine @ 2006-June-26 17:19
Yeah, that's still the view from our bedroom window. Noise was worst during last week, the "good vibrations" almost seemed to want to bring down the house. Luckily the construction is now slowly moving away.
@micki: The experience I had doing the computer animation (see our next post) showed me some things: It is fun, but I felt that the result does not show or correspond to the amount of work that has been put into it. I'll stick to post production at most ;) Sebastian @ 2006-July-8 11:21