September 17th, 2012, 03:57 PM
Street Fair with OMD-12mm
For those of you who don't also hang out at MU-43 (where this is also posted):
I live in a small town that is very rarely busy enough for me to feel comfortable committing street photography here. But about a half dozen or so times per year, there is some sort of event in town that brings hordes of people into town, the streets are closed to automobiles, and it becomes a street photography paradise. Yesterday was our annual "restaurant festival" and it was more crowded than I've ever seen it.
This is a relatively upbeat type of street photography - these are happy events, family events, and there's not much, if any, social commentary or documentation of social ills in the shots I do at these events. But I'm always going for human interaction and there's a ton of it to see. I often take a couple of cameras and switch around during the day for a change of pace, but yesterday I just shot with the OMD and 12mm lens all day. All with zone/manual focus, with the flip screen open and serving as a discrete shutter button - in manual focus mode, you just touch the screen ANYWHERE and the camera will fire. Focus at 5 feet, f8, vary the ISO as needed for the light to keep the shutter speed up. Here's a pretty good sampling. You can click through to my Flickr stream if you'd like to see more:
September 17th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Wow, all very nice but that first and last shot stand out!
September 17th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Ray, these are epic. Can't say more'n that.....just epic!
September 18th, 2012, 02:31 AM
Goos stuff Ray. The clouds give an odd, (in a good way), flavor to your images. Good job.
"Everywhere you look there are photographs, it is up to us photogs to see them."- Gary Ayala
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September 18th, 2012, 08:44 AM
really good shots, thoroughly enjoyed looking at these. First one is my fave for reasons I can not put my finger on. Also love the vibe in the shot of the dudes strolling down the street.
September 18th, 2012, 09:24 AM
Superb set!! Love the last one best i think. :)
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September 18th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Thanks very much .. it's very interesting and also informative at the same time!
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September 18th, 2012, 06:47 PM
Absolutely love this lot, Ray. My favourites, the first (nice capture of the relationship of woman to child) the girls at the sandwich stand (happy kids!) and the last... a sultry sullen boy, well caught!
September 18th, 2012, 07:07 PM
Absolutely wonderful shots Ray! I am not really into street myself, and seeing your pics I realize that is just as well, could never top these...:)!
September 19th, 2012, 12:43 PM
Ray, you are the best advertisement I know of for the OMD!
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