>>> Street Photography eXchange #72 <<<

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geraldPP Senior Member • Posts: 1,760
Re: >>> Street Photography eXchange #72 <<<

1drey wrote:

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Nice one 1drey! The 2 main ladies have the same eyebrow and frown lines/expression.

And 2 other ladies looking at what you are doing

-gerald

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Re: >>> Street Photography eXchange #72 <<<

geraldPP wrote:

Nice one 1drey! The 2 main ladies have the same eyebrow and frown lines/expression.

And 2 other ladies looking at what you are doing

-gerald

Thank you!

LOL, seems that 2 main ladies are sisters!

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This Is The Real Thing

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Re: Money or Greed?

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Wrong target Frank!

Why not instead, a really target-RICH environment like Wall Street?

-gerald

Good question.

An artist should transcend his politics, Gerald.  I thought this title because it is strange for the situation could have many, simultaneous interpretations:

Bleeding heart:  This man is only there because those bastards on Wall St put him there.

Tough love:  He's counting his coins until he can buy his next drink, the lazy bum.

Spiritual:  Greed is not a function of wealth.  A great saint (Abba Makarios?) said that he had seen a man give away great wealth to the poor in order to enter a monastery and then become greedy over a piece of cabbage.

Philosophical:  We live in a world of scarcity, and the role of money is ubiquitous.   It brings this man into the public square and forces us all to have a relationship to him.

Tender:  He is counting coins, whether for sustenance or momentary pleasure, but what this isolated man is doing is counting out the tenderness of strangers that connects their open hearts to his personal needs.

Ironic:  This money, for him, is not an evil, but a necessity.

Poetic:  This is not a rich man, but the overblown title makes one think that this poor individual is, in his world, no different from the king in the nursery rhyme who is in his counting house and counting out his money.  Our differences are so much smaller than our similarities.

Artistic: Homelessness seems to be the result of certain arbitrary public policies (Deinstitutionalization, vagrancy laws being knocked down, a certain court ruling in NYC applying a forgotten law from the 30's and so on.)   So vagrancy and public solicitation have become common in busy parts of cities.   Unfortunately, we photographers have pounced on the easy shots of people looking pathetic, or else performing to attract donors.  This has become a big bore.   Here, though, a man is in a very busy corner (it was very difficult to find an opening in the crowds to take a shot) but in his own private world.  He himself is dark, but his cup is translucent, and in it is currency.  Money is his transparency, his way of connecting to the passing crowds.  And he is, in this moment, in his own private world, counting out his treasure with care.

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Re: The root of all evil

xtoph wrote:

The geometry of all the legs, especially the way the ones i the bg echo the shape of the metal A-frame, is interesting.

The more closely i look at the picture, though, the more confusing it seems.

Thanks for pointing out the legs.  I hadn't noted that.

It is a confusing scene, and it was very hard to get the shot.   The anchor was the translucent cup in the darkness.   The lens distortion is very obvious, but when I clicked on the button to correct it, the scene went flat, so I left it.

The density of people in Manhattan is an interesting challenge.   Thanks for making me think about it.   My first way of dealing with it was using telephoto lenses.   Another way is to seek ideal spacing, such as you like.  Or one can shoot very close and try to blur the background.  Or one can isolate people against an appropriate background.

But, you know, Chris, these artistic abstractions fail to give the sense of what it is like to be on these blessed streets teeming with individuals.

Just as darkness is a curse for SP, but can be a blessing, or lens flare also.  Maybe I can start trying to find the blessing in confusing geometries.   Time to make some bad pictures to try to learn how!

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Re: This Is The Real Thing

The real RED !  Well seen and shot well.

cheers

HEXAR

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Re: This is not SP, please stop posting these -nt

hexar wrote:

Why is this not SP ? Any suggestion where this pic is more at home in DP ? Do you like the picture ?

thanks

HEXAR

Hexar

I think perhaps, you may find nicer individuals on another thread. Some on here are supercilious, sanctimonious  and arrogant. You have some interesting images to share, and if someone has hurtful comments, don't give him or her the pleasure of attacking you. JMHO

Richy

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Some people says it is a kind of wild life...

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Re: This is not SP, please stop posting these -nt

Thanks for your kind words.

Have a nice day

HEXAR

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Re: Lone Passenger

Thank you, Gerald. So…..are/were you a photojournalist? Sounds something like that. Or Editor?

Sal

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Re: This Is The Real Thing

Gerald, when I walk around with my smaller DSLR classic shaped cam ( sony A57)  I have my cam hanging on my fingers and using a writstrap  for drop prevention.  Very comfortable to hold because of the deep grip for hours to walk around like this and be able to bring the cam fast to my eye.    Being tempted by the cam you use ( I am tempted by the Fuji XE-2 )   I wonder if with this cam you use an additional grip or thumbrest for holding comfortably .  How do you suggest to prepare this cam for walking around with comfortably.

thanks for your response

HEXAR

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Super good.

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There are any number of these available, maybe its actually what you refered to. This is the one I use. Natural leather gves it a luxurious feel. im sure it would fit a smaller cam like the fuji. It attaches to the camera strap D ring on top, and adds a QR plate to the bottom. Available from www.photojojo.com.

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Re: This Is The Real Thing

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Lovely graphic.  Tone, colors, arrangement of figures.

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Re: Crosswalk

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Frank
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I don't see why you are cropping 4x5 when you use a Nikon. If you enjoy framing after the shoot then you might as well try all the crop ratios like 5x7, 6x17, 16x9 and others I don't know of.

What happened to the purist intentions of SP?

Cropping to get rid of things is like having an artificial focal length...you have a 35mm focal length lens but you end up cropping to a 55mm?

Your subject has a nice turn of the head and possibly nice boots

The boots are nice.  But I cut them off. 

I use a 4:5 crop when I think it will make a better picture.

I limit myself to 3:2, 4:3, 4:5 and 1:1 because I do not want to constantly order different mat openings when I frame pictures.

I have nothing against purist intentions, but I much too much of a beginner to be so pure.   I'm lucky to get anything decent at all, even if I have to change the aspect ratio - or anything else for that matter.

I was thinking today about the HCB NYC shot I posted recently, and I was thinking that it is the shot of a Frenchman.  No NYer would see the city with such exquisite geometry and with that perspective.   It's nice to see a different take, especially from a man of genius.  But it is of no guidance to those of us who know her intimately.

I started today on making my shots more sloppy.  I apologize in advance if they offend anyone. 

-gerald

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Re: This Is The Real Thing

hexar wrote:

Gerald, when I walk around with my smaller DSLR classic shaped cam ( sony A57) I have my cam hanging on my fingers and using a writstrap for drop prevention. Very comfortable to hold because of the deep grip for hours to walk around like this and be able to bring the cam fast to my eye. Being tempted by the cam you use ( I am tempted by the Fuji XE-2 ) I wonder if with this cam you use an additional grip or thumbrest for holding comfortably . How do you suggest to prepare this cam for walking around with comfortably.

thanks for your response

HEXAR

I'm hoping to get the X-E2 myself but have to get to Bangkok or Singapore first.

I only have a cheap thumb-rest a friend gave me but be careful holding the camera with that for a long time as I got some strange pains in my wrist and back of the hand.

Right now my original shoulder-strap is almost shredded from an attempted snatch robbery on a motorbike. It's just held together by rubber bands at the moment.

I don't put too much thought into 'fashion' accessories for my cameras and street attire either.

With SP being so popular these days it is so funny to see ninja street shooters all clad in black with their cameras strapped in their hands as if it was a weapon.

-gerald

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