Ricoh GR, Sony Rx1, Nikon V1 in New York

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by The Smoking Camera, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. The Smoking Camera

    The Smoking Camera SC Regular

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    Oct 20, 2013
    Hawaii
    Joe Marquez
    Steve Huff was kind enough to post my write-up about my street shooting in New York.
    If you are a bit bored and have nothing else to do, might be worth a read.
    Thanks.

    Linky
     
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Looked, read, commented :)
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I enjoyed the read too :)
     
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  4. The Smoking Camera

    The Smoking Camera SC Regular

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    Oct 20, 2013
    Hawaii
    Joe Marquez
    thank you sue and christilou.
     
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  5. colonel

    colonel SC Regular

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    Apr 25, 2013
    London
    thanks interesting perspective.

    Increasing picture quality comes with increasing work, but I love that and the RX1 would be, and is, my choice.
    The Ricoh looks amazing value for money though, very nice pictures, and the Nikon is surprising good, although it does start to have the "compact" massive DOF feel

    Also interesting discussion on "street photography"
    I am also very uncomfortable with the definitions here.

    it is interesting seeing different people's moods out in the open, but it is not the photography style of choice for me
    My "street" is more using the environment and the people to play off each other, thus conveying to the the viewer the feeling I had at the time I took the picture. That feeling may not be to everyone's taste, but that's fine.

    For example this is a picture I rejected for showing, just because I felt it was too "head on", although is does convey the mood of the scene quite well:
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    Whereas this was much less intrusive. I liked the "sinister mood" I felt as I viewed the scene, also the woman's expression tied into that.
    DSC00348-1-2.

    However the differences are just important to me, and its just IMHO
     
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  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Street is a difficult genre for me. It can't just be observation it has to have some kind of juxtaposition or quirky entertainment value........ it's something quite difficult to define :) I prefer your second picture, the heads of the dummies slightly bowed as this lady walks by seemingly in some kind of turmoil, although she may just have sneezed!
     
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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Or she's doing a breath check!


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  8. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I thought some of the comments at Steve's site was out of line (not yours though). One unfortunate thing about Steve's site since its popularity increased is also the increase of armchair quarterbacks.

    In any event, I like Christina's description -- some juxtaposition with entertainment value. I also like street portraits (whether candid or posed). There's a recent thread (again) here at SC about VIvian Maier's work, and I just love that type of photography. Her work is amazing.
     
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  9. colonel

    colonel SC Regular

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    Apr 25, 2013
    London
    Looking at work like Vivian Maier's is enjoyable.
    I realised as I looked through that, perhaps to people at the time, although well framed, they might have had similar reactions to "street" today., but looking back they are a lovely record of life in that era.
    I guess in 100 years folk will have billions of "life" pictures to see what it was like in the early 21st century. However I hope that they see things of beauty and not just think everything is grunge :frown: