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Old Apr 29, 2013, 9:46 PM   #1
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A mix of shots from last week ...












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Note: I am trying to do some street photography ... so far, not that good
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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I don't have the right disposition to do "street photography" and have no qualms admitting that. Your first image is a really well done fisheye shot. You need to tell us what that is , and I do like your black & white processing of the other fisheye shot. The squirrel has the "caught redhanded" look in it's eyes, and you did. Something tells me that was not squirrel food...
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 10:54 PM   #3
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The first shot was taken using the 4/3 9-18mm on the OM-D with a bit of post-processing with Photoshop Elements V9 and the Topaz Adjust filter. As for what is is : basically frozen long grass on a pond, shot taken from a boardwalk just over the water.

As for street photography, I try to do some at lunch time (since I am working downtown) but I always feel weird when I do it.

Finally, you are right, the squirrel was basically stealing seed for the birds...

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I really like the first image, again he FT9-18 does well. I haven't the foggiest idea toward doing street shots, particularly people. I think you've done well here.
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I agree with Bob, the street shots are nice. Maybe a little cropping needed in the pic with the guy holding the cigarette butt.
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Really like the urban b/w, has a nice feel to it. The squirrel on the bird feeder is just too pretty a shot of that bushy tailed rat thieving the bird feed.

The cop and goose shot would have been smashing if you had waited for the constable to pull the handcuffs...

Once upon a time I tried my hand a street photography but found I just could not actively engage the subjects. Felt I was invading their space. I think that today's cameras enable this style of shooting in ways that manual film cameras made too difficult. It is an interesting discipline
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Street Photography is very hard ... especially here in North-America where taking picture of people is a big No-No ... even if in the majority of juridictions (and assuming that you are in a public place) it is allowed.

I really like what Robin Wong (you really have to look at it) is doing with his "Shutter Therapy) and especially street photography: http://robinwong.blogspot.ca/
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It looks like the police officer is calling for backup to handle that goose...
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Nice shots, the 1st one is very interesting.

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It looks like the police officer is calling for backup to handle that goose...

In fact ... he was. He was thinking that the goose was hurt ... it was jsut resting there
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