Jon Smith

Jon Smith

Posted on 11/10/2013


Photo taken on November  4, 2013


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wabi-sabi
river
barbed wire
countryside
ricoh
500
gx
ilford sfx200
film
35mm
rangefinder
black and white
mono
prime mono
cambridgeshire


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有刺鉄線の川 - barbed wire river

有刺鉄線の川 - barbed wire river
shot for 'the sunday challenge' - wabi-sabi

camera: ricoh 500gx 35mm rangefinder
lens: f2.8-16 rikenon 40mm manual focus with a tiffen filter
film: 35mm ilford sfx 200 iso black and white (expired)
tripod used
scanned

as i see it, the japanese philosophy and aesthetic of wabi-sabi is the added depth to the normal, the atmosphere of the natural, the imperfection of the world about us including our relationship with nature beyond the pretty sunsets and symmetrical reflections. to fully get into the wabi-sabi mood i wanted at least one of my entries to be shot on film, for the pure opportunity of chance that shooting expired film in a 1970's all manual camera brings. i think they should introduce a wabi-sabi day!

Costas Kaounas, Simon Neville, James Wiley, Marieschen and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


29 comments - The latest ones
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Yep, all that and a stunning photo!!
I love it!!!:O)
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Mags:-) off for a wh…
thanks mags!
4 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
oh geeze.. Jon, this is beautiful, barbed wire and all!
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Shuttering Yukon
thank you wendi!
4 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
Terrific!!
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to PaulOClassic©
cheers paul!
4 years ago.
fla001
fla001
I like your thoughts - and the picture.
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to fla001
thanks for the visit fla!
4 years ago.
essepe
essepe
Superbe!
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to essepe
merci bien essepe!
4 years ago.
Cakey
Cakey
no they shouldn't hahahaha
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Cakey
lol
4 years ago.
Penny
Penny
I love this!
4 years ago.
*starless*
*starless*
I more than like this, Jon. Really cool focus and background.
4 years ago.
H C
H C
Great shot and I like it being in mono too.
Admired in The Sunday Challenge - where we are all in the same boat
4 years ago.
Clandrew ( http://clandrew.weebly.com )
Clandrew ( http://cl…
Great shot, Jon. Nice DoF and perfect focus.
4 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
a sense of loneliness here John. Love the barbed wire taking center stage. :)

Admired in The Sunday Challenge - where we are all in the same boat
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Clickity Click
it's indeed a lonely spot christine. thanks
4 years ago.
Heather Leslie Ross
Heather Leslie Ross
Love the sharp focus on the wire with the blurred distance still very much full of depth.
Wonderful mono
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Heather Leslie Ross
thanks very much heather!
4 years ago.
Yvonne
Yvonne
Wonderful photo - I also love the focus on the wire.
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Yvonne
thanks yvonne!
4 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
Incredible crisp focus on the barbs & wire and super OOF scenic backdrop!
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Cathlon
thank you cathy!
4 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
the sharp wire holding you back from the soft landscape works really well, lovely dark tonal range too; nice image!
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Amazingstoker
you are right stoker, the wire/landscape juxtaposition was high on my composition list. cheers!
4 years ago.
Dominic Ciancibelli
Dominic Ciancibelli
A pleasing composition!
4 years ago.
Marieschen
Marieschen
starker Kontrast, schönes Spiel mit der Schärfe!
4 years ago.
Marta Wojtkowska
Marta Wojtkowska
outstanding!
4 years ago.