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08/27/2016, 05:27 PM
Post them here. We'll close Monday evening.

08/27/2016, 06:20 PM
Dropped my daughter off at school today - took the camera for a few pics in a different city. Now that I think of this, this would have worked for my 'A' topic too :lol:


08/27/2016, 06:48 PM
Joey, I think you may know where this is. A street, on a building on a street.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/jllndmb/jllndmb002/MJK_1676_zpsisxammtv.jpg (http://s133.photobucket.com/user/jllndmb/media/jllndmb002/MJK_1676_zpsisxammtv.jpg.html)

08/28/2016, 06:50 AM
I know where that is...but I don't recall seeing that building painted like that. Seeing the scissor lift there in your pic...did they just do that?

My wife's friend recently moved there, on the other side of the cemetery near 52nd street. Wanted to be more active in the city life. I believe they're really trying to build up that area for a younger crowd. Those days they shut the street down are pretty cool...

08/29/2016, 03:12 PM
Blurred Lines


BTW, I'll be out tonight for a shoot, so I'll look at photos tomorrow evening. Cheers!

08/29/2016, 04:28 PM

08/30/2016, 08:14 AM
In fairness to all, and with the moderators permission, I'd like to propose a do-over, a mulligan, per se. Street Photography is dear to my heart and if I could find a way to make money at it, I'd do it full time.

"Street photography is a type of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places. Street photographs are mirror images of society, displaying “unmanipulated” scenes, with usually unaware subjects.”

Street Photography: A Brief Definition by Larry E Fink

It is a branch of realistic fine-art photography that records unposed scenes in public places (streets, parks, restaurants, stores, museums, libraries, airports; train, bus, and subway stations, etc.)

The primary subject is people, at rest or in motion, alone or with others, going about the every-day activities of life (walking, sitting, standing, waiting, reading, eating, talking, listening, laughing, daydreaming, greeting, parting, working, playing, shopping, viewing art, sightseeing, etc.).

The emphasis is not on the subject’s personal identity, as in portraiture. And unlike photojournalism, there is no news here, rather, the commonplace; although, the line between photojournalism and street photography is often blurry. Many of the best street photographers were photojournalists. Unlike travel photography, that aims to entice the viewer to visit a certain place or to fondly remember it, location is relatively unimportant, though busy cities with interesting architecture are commonly seen in these works.

The primary emphasis is on capturing a fleeting composition, a temporary arrangement of lines, forms, textures, and tones–balanced within a rigid frame. While such photographs often document clothing styles or automobile design, these details are subordinate to the artistic elements; whereas, in strict documentary photography, content is more important than artistry. In street photography, the image can be sharp or blurred and impressionistic. Many images feature strong graphic elements which–considered separately–constitute interesting geometric patterns.

Consistent with their overwhelming interest in composition, many street photographers–not all—shoot with a black and white final image in mind, eschewing color as a distraction. Another reason for this is the generally-conservative nature of the discipline. The early masters are revered and emulated, their styles and shooting techniques studied.

Some purists not only insist on shooting un-posed scenes, they attempt to compose entirely in-camera, without cropping. Finally, the tone of these images tends to be positive, celebrating life and its fleeting nature in the very act of seeing and seizing and sharing momentary beauty and meaning with the viewer.


For me, I try to shoot with a 35mm fixed because I feel having a telephoto is kinda cheating. I've also been known to use just my cell phone because people are so used to seeing them. You have to have cat like skills to sneak up grab a shot without being detected (or punched and chased). Although I've never been punched, I have had a few angry people asking me why I'm shooting them, 90% of the time it's quickly defused with an explanation. Not to mention my 6'1" 265 build isn't easily intimidated. lol

What do ya say, resubmission's or just go with what we have? We could always do it again later.

08/30/2016, 06:26 PM
I say just pick a winner and let them decide. I'm also guessin you missed the two guys in the upper left corner of mine. :D See how sly that was?? :lol:

08/31/2016, 04:29 AM
Then in that case I'd have to pick yours Jesse, I mean it's a street scene on a building on a freaking street. That's matrix photography!

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08/31/2016, 04:45 AM
And for those that might be interested, the back story on my shot. Downtown Richmond is a favorite location for me, it's very busy. I typically walk around and look for a good wall, something with good shapes or patterns, maybe something contrasty keeping a black & white final image in mind. Once I find a good wall I just sit and wait for interesting people to walk by. For me the wall shapes, and signs saying iconic and urban were to good to pass up surely someone would walk by tying all those together. As I recall this was shot on a Saturday, so pedestrian traffic was low so I got bored and tried something different, I slowed the shutter and experimented with motion blur. Urban life, iconic downtown hustle, captured. Sometimes I just get lucky, it's not the photo I had in my head when I setup.

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08/31/2016, 08:16 PM
Ok, so I'll follow along somewhat. This week, "someone you don't know, and the someone doesn't know you're shooting them." And so you know, I hate shooting people!!!

08/31/2016, 08:24 PM
I hate shooting people!!!

your not the only one....

08/31/2016, 08:43 PM
Lol...I had a guy in mine that was candid...photoshopped him out. Cause that's what I do.

Might help if you set the rules when picking the topic, or show examples, as I'm no expert... :hmm2:

08/31/2016, 08:49 PM
That's why that last one took a whole sentence!!! :lol:

09/03/2016, 05:45 PM
"Unaware Human" picture thread (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2598059)