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Posted by Jens Peermann on Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:18 pm

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I went to a hopelessly overphotographed location with the intention to get a unique image. I think I did. But it wasn't because I was completely in control of everything. Which may have been a blessing…

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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:38 pm
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Love it! (Love The Eagles)!!  

I say you got a unique twist on the usual photos taken on this spot, and I really like the silhouettes of the statue and 'friend' with that iconic background, Jens!   Brilliant.  Well done!   :)

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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:22 pm
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Wish you had included the full eagle on the window ledge, but a great take on this iconic corner. Is the flatbed Ford still parked on the street?

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by John Labrenz on Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:52 pm
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Awesome!
Love the shadows and silhouettes
 

by Jens Peermann on Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:58 am
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Wish you had included the full eagle on the window ledge, but a great take on this iconic corner. Is the flatbed Ford still parked on the street?

Joe


I was trying to get the eagle in, but it would have compromised other parts that I considered more important. The Flatbed Ford is still parked on the street.
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by Jens Peermann on Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:10 am
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John Labrenz wrote:
Awesome!
Love the shadows and silhouettes


The silhouette was the part beyond my control. I'd never been to this location before and planned for a shoot in the first morning light. When I got there I found a 2 story building across the street blocking the sunlight on the whole scene. That's when I got the idea of waiting for the sun to get up high enough to render the building facade illuminated and leave the statue in the shade. Then, just before the sunlight was all the way down on the facade, this lady walks in to pose for her boyfriend to take a picture of her. I took a few frames of that, just to kill time until the light was all the way down, and then take the shot I wanted. Which I did.

Looking at the images in post, I saw that some light had reflected from the windows and put some little highlights on her hair, the sculpture's shoulder, her calf and the base of the lamp post. This, along with the story the scene tells, made me use the image I took for killing time over the one I had intended.
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by SantaFeJoe on Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:59 am
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Sometimes things all come together and work out better than we could have ever planned! This is certainly one of those times. Thanks for your answers. For those unfamiliar with the story, this link was provided by the late Gary Briney in a long ago post:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_It_Easy#Winslow.2C_Arizona

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:43 am
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I am not familiar with this place, but it looks very interesting. Just looked it up- still wondering how it all came about...

Very cool shot, anyway.
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by Jens Peermann on Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:59 am
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
I am not familiar with this place, but it looks very interesting. Just looked it up- still wondering how it all came about...

Very cool shot, anyway.



This scene is on a street corner (one of the streets being the famous Route 66) in Winslow, Arizona. It is in reference to a line in the Eagles' song "Take it Easy", "Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona". One of the "people" in it is a sculpture of a musician and his guitar, the other, a lady posing for a picture, is a real person who walked in while I was getting ready to take this shot. The windows and what is in them are painted onto the wall (yep, they're not real windows), and refer to other lines in that song, like the girl (good lord) in a flatbed Ford (there is another, real flatbed Ford parked on the street, out of the frame here).
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by John Labrenz on Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:11 pm
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Jens Peermann wrote:
John Labrenz wrote:
Awesome!
Love the shadows and silhouettes


The silhouette was the part beyond my control. I'd never been to this location before and planned for a shoot in the first morning light. When I got there I found a 2 story building across the street blocking the sunlight on the whole scene. That's when I got the idea of waiting for the sun to get up high enough to render the building facade illuminated and leave the statue in the shade. Then, just before the sunlight was all the way down on the facade, this lady walks in to pose for her boyfriend to take a picture of her. I took a few frames of that, just to kill time until the light was all the way down, and then take the shot I wanted. Which I did.

Looking at the images in post, I saw that some light had reflected from the windows and put some little highlights on her hair, the sculpture's shoulder, her calf and the base of the lamp post. This, along with the story the scene tells, made me use the image I took for killing time over the one I had intended.

It may have been beyond your control...but you were there at the right time and took advantage of this!
I keep coming back to this image...it brings back great memories....love it!
 

by Jens Peermann on Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:33 am
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John Labrenz wrote:
Jens Peermann wrote:
John Labrenz wrote:
Awesome!
Love the shadows and silhouettes


The silhouette was the part beyond my control. I'd never been to this location before and planned for a shoot in the first morning light. When I got there I found a 2 story building across the street blocking the sunlight on the whole scene. That's when I got the idea of waiting for the sun to get up high enough to render the building facade illuminated and leave the statue in the shade. Then, just before the sunlight was all the way down on the facade, this lady walks in to pose for her boyfriend to take a picture of her. I took a few frames of that, just to kill time until the light was all the way down, and then take the shot I wanted. Which I did.

Looking at the images in post, I saw that some light had reflected from the windows and put some little highlights on her hair, the sculpture's shoulder, her calf and the base of the lamp post. This, along with the story the scene tells, made me use the image I took for killing time over the one I had intended.

It may have been beyond your control...but you were there at the right time and took advantage of this!
I keep coming back to this image...it brings back great memories....love it!


Thanks for your kind words, John. I appreciate it.
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by Eia on Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:25 am
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The coolest over photographed photos of this place I have seen.  A perfect post card! Now, I can’t get the song out of my head!  :)
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