>>> Street Photography eXchange #57 <<<

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Just another girl in Washington Square

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I love my job...
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I love my job. No really!

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Stop!
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Re: read and sing

Zubu Barunda wrote:

I do agree with Chris. The first two have a wonderful atmosphere, the third one falls short.
What was the event you photographed?

Thanks Chris and Peter

and I agree concerning the third photo (and the dog..)

These are two different events: one religious other entertaining

here one yesterday's pic with the same theme

(third event)

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One foot

One foot

From Saturday in London.

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Zubu Barunda Senior Member • Posts: 2,812
Re: Stop!
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timallenphoto wrote:

I really like this one. It is so surreal with a woman in an African dress being approached by four lollypop ladies of which three look like men in drag.

I believe it would be beneficial to desaturate or crop the orange patch on the far right, which detracts from the main scene.

timallenphoto
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Re: Stop!

Thanks for the comment, they're actually all women dressed in drag there quite a sight to see!

Must confess I'd never even noticed the orange bit you mention before now.

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Hulamike
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Re: Carnival Dancers

An explosion of personality

Hulamike
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Re: different moods

Not quite up to the others.

Sal18 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,296
Re: Jumping Rope

Lovely color rhythm, Frank. And timing!

Sal

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Sullen on a sunny day-nt

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Sal18 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,296
Re: One foot

You have a great eye for the quirky, and this one is an exclamation mark itself. Wonderful!

Sal

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Houka Bar - Philadelphia

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>>> Links NM Photographer and free expression

There has been much crude discussion of this case elsewhere on dpr, where a wedding photographer declined to shoot a lesbian commitment ceremony because of moral and religious beliefs. The NM courts ruled against them.

This legal blog is vastly more professional (though the comments are unusually weak):

http://www.volokh.com/2013/08/22/new-mexico-photographer-loses-discrimination-case/

In general, there is the issue of "protected classes"

Those who favor them say that equality and democracy are damaged when groups are systematically discriminated against.

Those who oppose them say creating "protected classes" creates inequality and dilutes democracy by giving certain groups a privileged status.

Both arguments have a certain weight because humans will abuse privilege whether it comes from social convention or government dictate.   I think the clear-eyed view is to have a strong bias against government creating discrimination by showing favoritism to certain classes of people.

For us photographers, these issues are not what matters. What's important for us is the extent to which photography is considered artistic expression, and thus is covered by the first amendment:

The First Amendment does not protect the photographer. There is no free-speech right of a business to discriminate in providing services to the public. While the act of taking photographs may contain expression, the government mandates no particular message. The court argued that the photographer has the choice not to be in the business of taking pictures at all, but if it offers services to the public it must do so on the antidiscrimination terms mandated by the state. ... It also rejected the idea that especially creative and expressive professionals (like photographers) should be exempted under the First Amendment while more mundane and generic services (like cake-baking) should not be.

This is an issue that should concern all photographers.  It may be taken up by the Supreme Court and have vast implications for how the law treats photography in other contexts.

The blogger, who was involved with the case, concludes that both parties acted like self-righteous jerks:

It continues to be the case that the vast majority of gay couples will have the good sense not to seek the services of wedding professionals who oppose their marriages, and that even wedding professionals who oppose their marriages will be happy to take their money.

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Re: One foot

Sal18 wrote:

You have a great eye for the quirky, and this one is an exclamation mark itself. Wonderful!

Sal

Thanks Sal.

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1/30 sec is too slow a shutter speed -nt
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Thanks, Chris, Sal

Color is problematic because background figure has a bright yellow jacket.

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Sinister?
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Nothing happened here but I think the scene looks a little creepy.

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Re: >>> Street Photography eXchange #57 <<

Zubu Barunda wrote:

Hulamike wrote:

I cannot tire of looking at your work. Other's mouths yap a lot here but you have real talent. Discourse is unnecessary.

Thank you so much, Hulamike. Your comments do wonderful things for my ego.

You are wise to be grateful, Zubu.  H has found just the right voice for the man in the picture.

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Re: read and sing

xtoph wrote:

The first two have a sense of that magical crowd choreography that you do so well, where myriad individual figures stand out and seem to complement each other with felicitous grace. The last one seems less successful to me because the dog doesnt quite read right.

I think it's amazing that he tries to read at all.

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