The Long Walk Home. 2018, Beyond 200 feet of My House™, Favourite, Inspiration, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4, Leica M10, Portrait, Street Not sure about theirs, but ours was. Technical: f/1.4 | 1/125 | ISO 1250 —Peter. ↑ Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4. Related
3 thoughts on “The Long Walk Home.”
Classic photojournalism. The only thing that could improve this shot would be Tri-X and an M3. 😛
I don’t know exactly why I’m drawn to this shot…but I am really fond of it. Perhaps it is the title, harkening back to a modern day “Exodus” (a reeeeallly really long walk home…)
Or perhaps it is the mix of the modern (concrete and lights) and the traditional.
In either case, I am not sure whether you planned all of this (or whether I am a total genius for figuring it all out…) but I think it really works.
I have to agree with Karim somewhat (first time–evar!!) but I wondered when I first saw it whether B&W would have been more impactful.
My eldest daughter, H, and I were walking behind these gentlemen for a while (it really was a long walk home!), and it was only at this exact moment (“the mix of the modern [concrete and lights] and traditional”, as you put it Mark) that I was finally compelled to put the camera to eye and take this image.
I had, in fact, been carrying my camera all day while H was volunteering at a baseball tournament. I hadn’t taken a single photo until this moment and had been regretting bringing the camera with me. It felt like a noose around my neck for most of the hot, humid day (under the same circumstance, I wouldn’t have ever considered bringing my Nikon).
Anyway… enough of the background story. As to what Karim and you mentioned: the possibility of a B&W version. I thought the same. I mean, look at all that yellow contamination from the artificial light… it’s ugly.
So I initially converted this to B&W and somehow I didn’t like it as much. Perhaps the loss of the tiny little blue and red bokeh balls diminished the image. Perhaps that yellow soup adds to the ambiance. I don’t exactly know either, Mark.
In any case, thanks for your comments Mark, and Karim. And… I’m glad I could bring you two together in moment of détente.