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GRD3 - street candids in Weymouth, Dorset.

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Petach, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Peter, there is energy in these that I really like. You have also done well with a 28mm to fill the frame in many instances. I like the fact that you have "dutch"ed a number of the shots, and have clearly "shot from the hip" - to that end can I recommend you to either a book called "Vintage '80s - London Street Photography" or "Shots from the Hip", both by "Johnny Stiletto". DO NOT buy both for they are the same book re-issued. :smile: They are both on Amazon, with Shots from the Hip only available secondhand. I blame this book for my own interest in street photography :smile:
     
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  2. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I love the one of the girl leaning over the wall. That is a great capture and needs a caption....

    "Oh bugger, I've dropped me ciggies in the water!!"
     
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  3. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    539
    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Hahaha, I like that one too!
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Pete, nice work. Looks like people are generally an unhappy lot.
     
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  5. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Thanks Bill, I appreciate the comment and info. I am not familiar with the term dutch'ed if you can help? Is it a reference to cropping?

    Glad you appreciate the energy.

    Cheers
     
  6. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    well done, Pete!
     
  7. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

    519
    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
    Great shots Pete ! - yes I have to agree with Luke , they all look miserable!!!
     
  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    These weren't really grabbing me on first look and I couldn't figure out why, because I tend to love your work and these are not a departure from what you tend to do. But I think its Luke's observation about the unhappy lot you seem to have caught on this shoot. Some stern looks are good in street shooting, but maybe an unending series of them is just too much for the average viewer.... My favorite are the fifth and the last, and in both shots there are hints of smiles at work and I hadn't made the connection, but I'm sure that's part of it...

    -Ray
     
  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Sorry, I posted in a rush. "Dutching" is simply tilting the camera ;)

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  10. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Hi Ray
    In truth, they were a pretty glum bunch. And that had an effect on me i guess, and that is what i presented as a feel for the town. A lot of folk were riding on disability scooters or were on walking crutches, grey pasty smokers skin abounded, corpulence seems to be in epidemic proportions. It was pretty unremittingly glum to be there.

    I was wondering where you had been......and there haven't been many posts on the street thread either.

    Cheers

    Pete
     
  11. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I've been around a bit but probably less than usual - a bit of a lull. No real street shooting since that street fair a couple of weeks ago (maybe longer?). The whole site's been sort of sleepy and I've been doing my part!

    -Ray
     
  12. norman shearer

    norman shearer SC Veteran

    Nice series Pete. Looks like you've kept pp to a minimum - the shots look very natural. I like Weymouth. Went there to watch beach motocross a few times and especially liked the views from Portland. Only had a Canon G5 when I was last that way so must revisit the place. Possibly not the best seaside town for street down that way though. I fancy Brighton..
     
  13. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Hi Norman. The historic dock area was nice enough......lots of out of towers visiting. But the town high street area was pretty grim. So very few people seemed happy.

    We are staying in Portland.......just by the heights. Caught a couple of sunsets and am up for sunrise. All flickr'd up!

    Cheers
    Pete.