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Just Sitting Around On The Street

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by snake, May 30, 2012.

  1. snake

    snake SC Regular

    194
    Oct 4, 2011
    One of the first shots with my K5 and FA35 combo. I had absolutely no time to set anything, otherwise I'd have lost the moment.

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  2. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Love this photo.
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Very nicely caught, snake - I like their faces very much and the softness of the scene, the deep colors...the green of the couch being echoed by the trees in the background. I'm not sure where you shot this one, but to my eyes it has a European flavor.
     
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I like the earth colors, cool color tone, and most of all their expressions and the scene itself. Really well done.
     
  5. snake

    snake SC Regular

    194
    Oct 4, 2011
    Thanks, I went for a desaturated, but contrasty look that I often associate with some magazine photos. i'll be developing it more over time and making a collection out of it and hopefully it works out into some sort of sense, or cohesive theme.

    Correct, it's the Neustadt section of Dresden. It's common for the people to bring their couches to the sidewalk and just hang out there, especially during festivals. A bit odd, but it looks like they enjoy it.

    On the other forum, people first noted that the picture was relatively crooked, but missed the idea going on there and missed other cues of why it was crooked (ie: posture of the men there indicates that even the sidewalk was slanted and being the former east Germany, the roads, buildings, and everything are crooked. I tried straightening it, but it took away from the scene).
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Actually, the horizon looks pretty level to me. The couch follows the slant of the sidewalk into the street. And that's got to be the least important thing going on in this anyways. Well captured moment and I like the processing.
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Snake, thanks for your reactions to comments. As for the straightening thing, I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes the world just isn't horizontal and perpendicular, and it's a good thing.:drinks:

    The other reasons I like this have been mentioned by others - the expressions on these two fellows' faces...they do look a bit stoned to me, and the scene looks very comfortable. I guess I'm reading my own feelings in here, but don't we always?

    P.S. Yes, I'm with Luke, too, the processing brings it all home to me.
     
  8. snake

    snake SC Regular

    194
    Oct 4, 2011
    Cool, nice to know that it works. I'm not totally satisfied, as I wasn't familiar with the cam just yet, but I had to shoot or risk losing the moment. They saw me with the cam on the other side of the street and actually invited me over to shoot, so I did and that was it.
     
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  9. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    That never ever happens to me.

    Maybe I should start hanging around stoned people more often.
     
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  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
  11. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    Awesome photo. The slight slant actually works for me.
     
  12. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    To me, they don't look stoned - they look high on life! Which is a good thing...
     
  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Nice photo Snake! Fun photo for sure! And thanks for the tidbit about folks bringing out the couch to the street. It happens on rare occasions here in the US.
     
  14. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    They certainly look very mellow! I like the Pentax glass, for me it has character and that comes through in your photo.
     
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