June 2nd, 2012, 03:37 PM
Christopher Street Day Gay Parade, Dresden DE, 2012
I was shopping in the city center today and thankfully, I had my K5 on hand.
DELUGE PHOTO: Christopher Street Gay Rights Parade, Dresden Germany, 2012
The scene was chaos and I dove right into the middle of the crowds. The settings were a bit flawed, as I didn't set them back from the last usage (ie: ISO 160 vs ISO 160 from highlight correction). I'm still learning how to use it, but still happy and was happy with the keeper rate. I even left a couple shots that focused on the wrong subject just due to the "feel" of the scene. Adding to the chaos is the fact that I now use two primes (FA35 F2 and F50 1.7), so I have to keep telling myself to just take the shot and not wait, even if flawed in framing.
Last edited by Amin Sabet; June 4th, 2012 at 05:52 AM.
Reason: removed political commentary
June 2nd, 2012, 03:47 PM
Amazing series, well captured.
Have a nice day, Herman
Username Twitter: @hermandijkhuis
June 2nd, 2012, 03:54 PM
Thanks. There may be some more on the way, but I got the important ones out first.
I have a black and white set that looks, IMO, better, but it's tough to document an event that's about "color" in black and white.
June 2nd, 2012, 04:00 PM
Well done, snake. Glad you've joined the k-5 crew, I was starting to feel lonely :) Those shots are well done, I can't believe the settings were just leftovers. They worked really well!
June 2nd, 2012, 05:27 PM
Thanks a bunch. The processing is something I've been developing for some time but I could never get it to work right on my EX1. It's basically a desaturated, high contrast effect in LR, which took me about 15 revisions or so to get. It's pretty temperamental, to be honest, but the results, to me, are worth it. Pixel peepers and people that look at histograms, rather than the content, will not be pleased with it.
Originally Posted by kyteflyer
June 2nd, 2012, 05:56 PM
snake, ya done good. You really captured the flavor of the event and ya made a lot of interesting photos. I really enjoyed these.
June 3rd, 2012, 06:05 AM
wow, was the "ich blas dir einen" guy really there (with that sign) because of his bachelor party? brilliant!
great photos, really capture the chaos and colour of the event. Your processing reminds me of a bleach bypass, but the colours that were originally punchy have remained so more than with the BP filters I've seen... looks nice!
June 3rd, 2012, 07:02 AM
Hah, that guy had very, very bad luck.
Originally Posted by bartjeej
For the non-Euros, out here, it's common for young males and sometimes women to have their pre-wedding parties in the streets, with their friends, silly outfits, getting drunk, being fools. So the guy in the last picture happened to be there with his friends, wearing a sign about "doing something" for 2 euros. Unfortunately, wrong place, wrong time.
Very fun event, really. I just decided to get in the middle to get the shots. There are plenty more, but need some work.
The processing was inspired a bit by bleach bypass. If I had to do it over again, I would probably process with a few hairs less exposure, but I purposesly process to get an ever so slight clipping of highlights and blacks.
However, I just started using this style and like it the more and more I use it, but it isn't easy, to be honest. Despite that, I'm getting the idea that it gets a thumbs up in these situations?
June 3rd, 2012, 05:42 PM
Snake, I think the processing works particularly well with the Gothic styles favored by many/most of the participants. Good choice!
Originally Posted by snake
June 3rd, 2012, 05:47 PM
Thanks. I posted another picture last week of two guys on a couch on the sidewalk. That's really where this effect became viable. I think it will work quite well in other urban settings, especially to bring out a "grittier" appearance. We have lots of abandoned/derelict buildings out here, so I think it would work quite well, including in the industry areas.
Originally Posted by Crsnydertx
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