April 14th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Friday Night (the 13th)
No shooting during the day yesterday, but a couple hours last evening in mid-town, waiting for my wife's train to arrive. This camera continues to amaze me in low light, opening possibilities I hadn't considered before. I was actually able to stop down to f5.6 and shoot with zone focus in most parts of the area last night, just keeping the ISO pegged at 6400. Never even thought to try that at night before.
Last edited by Ray Sachs; April 14th, 2012 at 05:34 PM.
April 14th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Do you ever get in trouble for taking pictures of people? Do these guys know that you are shooting?
Great photos btw.
April 14th, 2012, 09:05 PM
very cool images, love the night shooting
April 14th, 2012, 09:21 PM
I can't speak for Ray, but my experience is that no one has ever objected in a negative way. The worst I have experienced is that some people will turn away when they see the camera. Some will smile and openly welcome the picture, and of course many never notice it is being taken. In public places here in the states it is legal to take photographs of people. I think most people here know that. When I was in Charlotte a few days ago there was a Fox news camera man set up at the main intersection filming. I watched him pan his camera very close to passing people with no sign of engaging them in conversation or asking for permission. I think in cities people get used to that. I have found it a little different in small towns, but never yet a serious problem.
Originally Posted by tdekany
April 14th, 2012, 09:22 PM
In the better part of two years I've been at this street shooting thing, I've had exactly two people object. One was kind of a jerk about it and the other was very nice. In both cases I offered to erase the files and that was that. In the US, its totally legal as long as everyone is in a public place. So I wouldn't get in "trouble" in any real sense, but on the rare occasion people are both aware of it (most aren't) and object to it, I'm happy to acommodate them...
Originally Posted by tdekany
April 14th, 2012, 09:54 PM
I have to admit that some times I hesitate when shooting children, some people have become just a little paranoid, but otherwise no one seems to care enough to have any problems
April 15th, 2012, 06:14 AM
Your timing is amazing Ray. Do you stand still and watch things unfold or do you keep moving slowly?
April 15th, 2012, 08:28 AM
Thanks Christina. For most of my shooting, I'm moving, watching, and anticipating. And, as noted in a discussion in another thread, I miss the timing far more often than I get it right, but you almost never get to see those! On some shots, I pre compose and wait for something to happen, but those are the exception.
Originally Posted by christilou
Here are a few from yesterday - my wife and I went back to SOHO, Chinatown, Little Italy, the Bowery, etc. and then we walked through NYU and Washington Square Park on the way back - a zillion people in the park - great scene, lots of music being played, etc. Beautiful spring day!
Little Italian ladies in Little Italy:
West Village shoppers with a sense of purpose!
A Noho condo building. I think!
Creative dining options:
And a couple of the several musical acts in the park:
Last edited by Ray Sachs; April 15th, 2012 at 08:31 AM.
April 15th, 2012, 04:41 PM
My wife and I took the subway up to the north end of Manhatten today and walked around Fort Tyron parkland the grounds of the Cloisters museum. Very beautiful - hard to believe its on Manhatten island. So, just a few snaps from there and one shot from the subway. may head out to Coney Island tomorrow or the next day - supposed to be HOT!
April 15th, 2012, 07:18 PM
It is interesting Ray, to me at least, that I cannot tell from the pictures when you are shooting with the XP1 and when it is with the EPL, except for the night shots.
This site uses affiliate programs and referral links for monetization.