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New York Street

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Ray Sachs, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I've pretty much gotten away from posting a new thread every time I have a few new photographs I like - I'll usually put a photo or two up under an existing thread on a topic or for a particular camera. But a trip to Italy or even a full weekend in New York City seems to be worth a thread of it's own. So here are a bunch of shots from New York City this weekend. And old high-school buddy (also best man in my wedding) was in town from New Mexico and we stayed down by Washington Square, which is a whole lot nicer than the mid-town area IMHO, and got together with a couple of other very old friends. A great time. I only brought the Nikon A and RX1, shot mostly with the Nikon during the day and mostly with the RX1 in the evenings, but had both available pretty much all the time. There are a bunch more on Flickr, a few have already showed up in the street shooting thread, and I'll probably post a few in the Nikon A thread, because that camera doesn't get enough love around here, living in the shadow of it's slightly younger nearly twin brother, the GR...

    Many processed with Snapseed on my ipad mini - others at home on my Mac...

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    Yes, her pants WERE that blue!

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    -Ray
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Love the guitar player photo!!
     
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  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Some gems in that lot, Ray!
     
  4. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    we are not worthy Ray, I bow at your feet. These are stunners Can't pick a fave, they are all perfect.

    Pete (Feet)
     
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  5. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    These are great Ray. I'm gonna have to hunt down your month long thread of New York. My hubby has booked our flights for next year. He's been before but it will be my first visit. Nycewheels and B&H are my must sees when I get to New York and then ... here's hoping your pics will inspire us.
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Thanks folks. Pete, you're WAAAAAAY too kind. I look at your work the same way. I think we view our own stuff as sort of mundane because it's what WE see naturally and other people's work as more interesting since we DON'T see that way, so it looks more impressive to us.

    Karen, I just took the time to whittle down my very very many NYC shots taken over the years into one set of about 130-140 images, out of the many hundred I have scattered about on Flickr. Might save you some time, although I'm sure my diary thread from that month I was there last April is around here somewhere if you're a masochist! Here's the Flickr set:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/sets/72157636880762486/

    -Ray
     
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  7. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    I need more Ray ... I'll hunt out your April thread in the morning.

    Your bigbird pic made me smile.
     
  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I went and found it and was going to post a link, but unfortunately ALL of the Flickr links seem to be shot and every photograph just shows a "REF" and then the link language - not even clickable or anything. I think I've noticed that with another older thread recently so I wonder if something happened either during one of the forum's software updates or, seemingly more likely, when Flickr re-did it's site back in the Spring. I checked and my Italy stuff from this summer is still working, but the older stuff isn't. So I guess looking through the Flickr set directly is about all that's left of that...

    -Ray
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Ray, the forum recently disabled the use of HTML code. Perhaps you used the HTML option over at flickr before switching to the current BB code mode of attaching.
     
  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    That's probably what did it - thanks for clarifying...

    -Ray
     
  11. DHart

    DHart SC Regular

    91
    Feb 28, 2011
    Arizona
    Ray... you ARE the man when it comes to the street! Awesome images, as usual from you.
     
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  12. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

    873
    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Wonderful series. What really impresses me are the colors which the Nikon A has captured. In particular the shot of the man in the golden jacket with the pork-pie hat and the crucifix. I had already gathered that the A is a fine B&W/monochrome shooter, but these colors....are extraordinary.
     
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  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Thanks Miguel. The Nikon colors are very nice, but in the interest of disclosure, that shot was processed in Color Efex Pro and the colors altered somewhat. That said, the file certainly gave me plenty to work with.

    -Ray
     
  14. Fiddler

    Fiddler SC Veteran

    241
    Dec 5, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Colin
    Very nice!
     
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  15. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    They are great! I like the depth of field you get. Do you typically use f8 or f11 to get that?
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  16. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Thanks!

    I rarely shoot smaller than f6.3. My standard street shooting setting for decent light is f6.3 with a manual focus distance of 2 meters. For really tight shooting I might pull the focus distance in closer and close down to 7.1. And in low light I leave focus at 2 meters but open the aperture to f3.5.

    -Ray
     
  17. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Good info, thanks for sharing.