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Old Jun 3, 2010, 1:17 PM   #1
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After living here for 12 years I've never really taken any street shots (since I didn't get my K7 until this year) ! So, being bored in the office, I grabbed my camera and two lenses (Sigma 10-20 & Tamron 90) and decided to explore some of the old lanes close to my office. Hope you enjoy these !

1. Down the road at the back of my office.
2. Into one of the Old Lanes
3. Entrance to another row of Lane Houses.
4. The lanes get narrow and more & more washing appears !
5. Chinese Chess is extremely popular & usually attracts a small crowd of 'advisors'

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Old Jun 3, 2010, 1:25 PM   #2
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As you will have noticed I'm trying out BorderFX for Aperture 3 ! Shots have all been reduced to under 1024 (1020) and less than 200kb for uploading ... but it seems there are still issues.


6. Need any shoes repairing ?
7. Out of the lanes onto a larger road and this guy was pleased to see me ... I later saw him selling his wares to an appreciative crowd.
8. And back to the office (that medium sized office block in the distance). In the foreground is an entrance to yet another new Metro stop. Shanghai has now surpassed London as the city with the most kms / miles of Metro tracks .... and that will double again before 2020 !
9. Some local lane shops - I've tried to give this a HDR touch ... what do you think ?
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Nice job Kev,
I really enjoy these kind of photos. Seeing other cultures around the globe is one of the great benefits of this forum.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old Jun 3, 2010, 5:42 PM   #4
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Agreed, great shots!

Can't access the images any bigger than the forum thumbnails though sadly, really wanted to see a higher res version of number 2!
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Nice shots. I love walkabouts. Can someone explain how you got the pictures in the way you did?
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Great series, thanks for showing a bit of your corner of the world.

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Great tour - thanks for sharing these fascinating views of your corner of the world!
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Old Jun 4, 2010, 12:18 PM   #8
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GW - thank you ! If I get a good response to this then I'll make my 'Walkabouts' a regular feature.

Thanks Ash ! Hopefully the upload below is a higher quality version - I didn't use BorderFX for this one.

Ronny - Thank you for your kind comments !

PBoerger - Thanks ! re. the How. Not quite sure what you need but the wide-angle of the Lanes were with a Sigma 10-20mm. If you mean the street shots of people - well don't be shy, smile a lot, make conversation if you can (weather, location anything to get a response really. With the Chess shot I took a few shots and then as they were then watching me I walked up to them and chatted about their game) ! I also prefer to get a little distance by using the Tamron 90 or Carl Zeiss Jena 135. The biggest hassle is actually switching lenses all the time but I prefer primes so no option unless I buy a second body !

Mole - thank you kind sir !
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I like the size of your last one Kev, makes it much nicer to view.
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I like the size of your last one Kev, makes it much nicer to view.
Yes, I'm not sure what happened when I started the thread ... all of the photos were around 200kb which should have uploaded OK as well within the 240kb limit and all were under 1024 (1020) on the long side so again shouldn't have been an issue.
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