July 2nd, 2012, 02:46 PM
Not my best photograph, but taking it (of an ilegally parked police car in the bike lane) did get me tailed for 4 blocks at 3mph. He never stopped, or said anything, he just backed up traffic behind him and crawled along right behind me, in the car lane. When I finally spun around t face him, he pulled a u-turn and sped off. Fun times.
The best camera you have is the one you actually brought with you.
July 2nd, 2012, 06:24 PM
Good for you - and I'm glad that your tail did the right thing and backed off.
July 6th, 2012, 01:21 PM
August 10th, 2012, 03:58 PM
I'm gradually getting around to looking at other peoples work. There's lots of excellent photo posts. I came across your 'Quick Visit' photos - loved them! Very effective in b&w. The first shot has everything, framing, texture & human interest (involvment).
September 25th, 2012, 11:58 AM
Not in the street but close enough!
X100 at Hyde Park, London.
0898 by andywest1, on Flickr
Camera - Sigma DP1m & DP2m
If I can make just one person smile then I've had a good day!
September 25th, 2012, 12:38 PM
Tomayo by CapoDave, on Flickr
Last edited by CapoDave; November 17th, 2012 at 08:33 PM.
November 17th, 2012, 08:12 PM
You can see the shot after this where she actually slap him the face if you click through to my flickrstream. They were both drunk.
not just yelling (also slapping) by Lukinosity, on Flickr
November 17th, 2012, 08:19 PM
meh sad stuff...
on a more positive note, the buildings in the background have a most movielike quality - did you do anything special in processing?
November 17th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Lately I've been doing most everything in the Oloneo PhotoEngine which is primarily an HDR standalone software. But I use it to tweak single JPEGs. I do different things with different photos....sometimes soften, sometimes sharpen. Always lift shadows (even when I crush them again later)...sometimes go super contrasty, sometimes bring out more mid-tones. Often I'll even play with color temp and individual color channels. At first all I did was cartoony, BAD HDR stuff. Now I do slightly more subtle bad HDR type stuff. There plenty of control to make it as tame or as wild as you like. I think they have a free trial if you want to try it out. I like it and use it a lot, but I tend to go too far. I'm getting better at easing it back. The above example is me dialing it back.....still too much probably for most.
January 30th, 2013, 11:22 PM
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