Friday, January 7, 2011

Philadelphia Stranger in the Night

(Old City) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-

I don't know where the shadowy figure was going but I'm glad he didn't turn around when I was taking his picture.

This is my entry for The Weekend in Black and White.

You can see the color version on Monday at my Newtown blog.

34 comments:

  1. Very nice shot, I like this picture very much...;-D

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  2. That is so cool the way you captured the line of street lights and the light on the path as well as the walker at the end. Very well done.

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  3. This is French "Film Noir" - I liked it a lot!

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  4. Rune is right, it is "Film Noir"! Terrific capture! Would be the perfect cover for a mystery novel! I'm glad he didn't turn around and see you, too!! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. A nice moody shot, good one.

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  6. This picture is fabulous, it's full of suspense...I can almost hear his footfalls on the brickway!
    ☼ Sunny

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  7. Wonderful night shot! Love the atmosphere!

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  8. His presence adds to the atmosphere of this photo. Really excellent!

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  9. This photo has a lot of great things going for it. I love it!

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  10. I see a whole story in this...my imagination goes wild.

    Fantastic!

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  11. Excellent capture and a bit eerie.

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  12. This brings to my mind a closing scene of a film noir. One can almost construct an entire back story of suspense and intrigue from this single image. Looking up and reading, I see I'm not alone in this impression!

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  13. Everything works here ... Hitchcock movies certainly come to my mind!

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  14. I almost expect to see Dr. Jekyll popping out of the picture! Very dark, indeed!

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  15. Hey James, way cool, I took a photo of that same guy a few years ago, it was one of the first photos I posted on my blog way back at the beginning... you can see it here :

    http://magiclanternshowen.blogspot.com/2008/10/invisible-man.html

    It must be the same guy, don't you think ?

    Well, just be careful wandering around Philly at night, I heard a lot of stories when I was living in West Philly. And my dad got mugged on the Broad Street subway...

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  16. Very nice photo. It seems moody and the figure in the distance almost has a lonely quality about him. I like the composition here!

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  17. James,
    E.A.Poe welcome this work -
    I'm thrilled!
    Juergen

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  18. such an excellent exposure...I'm glad he didn't turn too! Were you using a tripod? (dead give-away)

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  19. Do you remember the poster of the movie "the exorcist"?..all is there, the black silhouette, the street lamps and their light, the scary mood..Only is missing the music of "Tubular bells"...

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  20. Great pic! Not very long ago I tried to take a pic of a couple but the man turned round and spoiled it all! Grrr!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Have a beautiful weekend****

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  21. Great photo!!! Full of mystery...the light and shadows you've captured are simply wonderful. I miss living near the old city...I lived not too far away down broad street many years ago. As a college student, I had no fear of dark streets late at night...should have, but I was young.

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  22. James, you have truly gotten the knack of night photography, I would have no idea how to capture an image like this. Maybe someday I will set my mind to learning this skill!

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  23. Excellent image, James! I'll echo the film noir reference. This is an image full of drama and music and cinematic mood, plus just gorgeous to look at!

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  24. Cool B&W photo! As being said many times, it is the film noir!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Yoshi

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  25. Not only Film Noir but reminiscent of Doisneau... stunning, James

    Genie

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  26. Great depth. Interesting and eerie.
    http://reesspace.blogspot.com/2011/01/weekend-in-black-and-white.html

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  27. beautiful capture
    And thanks for your visit

    :)

    Bhupesh

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  28. This looks like a photo on a Perry Mason mystery or an Alfred Hitchcock poster.

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  29. A real poem, a great work betwen shadows and light!

    Great Pic,

    João

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