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Old Sep 19, 2009, 8:27 PM   #1
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Default Street Scenes IV - Feedback welcome!

Once again, I am not trying to capture human misery. I am not trying to capture the odd, or the weird. I am trying to show you and I.

Do I acomplish this? I'd like to know what people think.

This image, "Boat People," is not a typical street scene, but I couldn't resist. These men are on a fishing trip, and just left port when I shot them.




Shooting through the side view mirror is not original, but I like both this shot and the technique. A young lady on her way to school.




At an outdoor restaurant, animated conversation.




The delivery man, is stymied.




I like this guy! Here he is in a rainstorm, miserable weather, and he's smiling at some inner joke.



I like to think I am capturing you and I, the human condition.


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Old Sep 20, 2009, 6:49 AM   #2
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What about doing a brutal HDR post production?
Ha, ha! Just kidding.
Seriously: I think this series would benefit if you do it in B&W and focusing your search on a subject (like couples; you have an eye for the ambiguity of some couple scenes). Cheers.
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What about doing a brutal HDR post production?
Ha, ha! Just kidding.
Seriously: I think this series would benefit if you do it in B&W and focusing your search on a subject (like couples; you have an eye for the ambiguity of some couple scenes). Cheers.
Yours is the kind of feedback I'm looking for. I like all the pictures I post, but I suspect that to many viewers they are just "snapshots." They speak to me, but what of others?

Personally, my favorite image from this group is the "Boat People." Love the guy on the top of the ship projecting a macho image, if ever anyone did; while his buddies are busy with the routines of preparing their lines.

Black and White? Hmm?

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Old Sep 22, 2009, 2:39 PM   #4
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Default Good street scenes.

I like your street-scenes, Chato.

There is something down-to-earth, real and unobscured about it. At the same time you are presenting a glimps of human intimacy and good characters in some of the people, like the couple outside the café, the smiling umbrella-man, the macho-guy on the top-deck and the staring man at the #24-door.

Maybe they just appeal to me because they are somewhat exotic for us Europeans.

I specially like the side view mirror shot as it gives the picture great depth in an shrewd way!


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I like your street-scenes, Chato.

There is something down-to-earth, real and unobscured about it. At the same time you are presenting a glimps of human intimacy and good characters in some of the people, like the couple outside the café, the smiling umbrella-man, the macho-guy on the top-deck and the staring man at the #24-door.

Maybe they just appeal to me because they are somewhat exotic for us Europeans.

I specially like the side view mirror shot as it gives the picture great depth in an shrewd way!


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Much thanks Walter

I feel that I am just starting out. I have some photographic skills, but applying them to new subjects is always a challenge.

What works as telling a story, and just being a snapshot is difficult for me to determine, since I "get it," doesn't mean that others will. While I shoot to please myself, that too can be just a cliche to avoid learning.

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Was picture #3 taken at Clinton Street, NYC?
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No, East 9th Street, or East 11th street. There's one shot from Clinton street in batch V.

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