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Some Santurce Street Portraits (and a couple other things)

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by ajramirez, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Shot on a sunny Sunday afternoon...

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    All on the Leica M9P. Lenses: 18mm 4.0 ZM Distagon (6 and 7), 24mm 3.8 Elmar M (10), and 50mm Summilux ASPH (the rest).

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  2. Pretty nice street shots.
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    the usual superlatives apply here, Antonio.

    But I'd like to make special mention of #5. Any time I see a shot with this particular rare attribute, I smile. The thing I see in this shot I never tire of looking at. It seems lately that I don't even see it as often in real life (let alone photographs) as I once did, and it's a real shame.

    It's the moment when a smile "breaks out". A real, genuine happy moment. I most often spot it in the corners of the eyes. That's usually the tell between a "smile for the camera" smile and the "real deal" that says someone is about to laugh or simply caught in one of those fleeting moments where the facial muscles do that little bit of magic.

    All the photos are great, but I wish they all had that quality of #5 that I love so much.

    Keep up the great work.
     
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  4. shaolinchris

    shaolinchris SC Regular

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    Aug 5, 2014
    Los Angeles / Copenhagen
    Chris
    #2 is brilliant. I'm a big fan of when street art (or any art for that matter) vividly communicates with people. Bravo
     
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  5. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    She was really tickled about getting her picture taken. Asking if I could photograph her brought out that smile and I quickly fired a couple of shots. Lovely girl.

    Thanks everybody for you very kind comments. More shots from this outing will come later.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Wow and fab and fantastic! Love them, they all so look incredibly laid back people and the colour is sublime:). For me number two is the stand out pic.
     
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  7. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Wonderful shots

    For me - I'd need to research & meet the Graffiti artist in 2 - document his/her work & tell the story
     
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  8. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    Lovely colorful images. I especially like #2, where the mural and the child go very well together. Keep them coming, they bring me much joy.
     
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  9. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
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