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The Urban Image Thread

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Luckypenguin, May 12, 2011.

  1. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    A lot of images taken at street level in the urban environment don't always qualify as what you might call street. They might be described as urban scenes, visions, impressions, fragments, designs, environments, juxtapositions, landscapes, streetscapes, cityscapes...but for simplicity's sake let's just call them Urban Images.

    To avoid repitition of images from across the hall, I'll go to my trusty Ricoh CX1 for some examples;

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5541823019/" title="RIMG1036-PPR2 Ricoh CX1 Brisbane - Street by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5541823019_0b7126523a_z. "479" height="640" alt="RIMG1036-PPR2 Ricoh CX1 Brisbane - Street"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5497023548/" title="RIMG0413-PPR2 Istanbul Ricoh CX1 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5497023548_3251b44af6_z. "426" height="640" alt="RIMG0413-PPR2 Istanbul Ricoh CX1"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5292675874/" title="RIMG0476-PPR Ricoh CX1 Istanbul Turkey - Travel by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5292675874_648fddde8d_z. "426" height="640" alt="RIMG0476-PPR Ricoh CX1 Istanbul Turkey - Travel"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5480656909/" title="RIMG0124-PPR2 Ricoh CX1 Cunda Turkey - Travel, Street by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5480656909_3f32cecbd7_b. "1024" height="682" alt="RIMG0124-PPR2 Ricoh CX1 Cunda Turkey - Travel, Street"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5488226783/" title="RIMG0186-PPR2 Ricoh CX1 Ephesus Turkey - Travel, Street by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">"1024" height="575" alt="RIMG0186-PPR2 Ricoh CX1 Ephesus Turkey - Travel, Street"></a>


    Plus a few E-P1 images...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5485444526/" title="P2262001-PPR2 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">"480" height="640" alt="P2262001-PPR2 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5272915284/" title="P7302539-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">"1024" height="576" alt="P7302539-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5289243711/" title="PB270694-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5289243711_66226694fc_z. "480" height="640" alt="PB270694-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3"></a>
     
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Nic,
    Thanks for this. This idea should help feed inspiration to those slightly intimidated to do street.
    You are the Urban Master Image Generator.
    Thanks my friend... Don
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    "Genuine Fake Watches"!:biggrin:

    Nic, thanks for a super beginning and for starting this off!
     
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  4. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Good start Nic. One from today on the edges of Tbilisi.

    5713185884_2f66370fbf_o.
    110512-01132 by ...olli..., on Flickr

    NEX5 ISO200 f8 1/250 54mm
     
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  5. Penny

    Penny SC Veteran

    384
    Aug 26, 2010
    Outside Liverpool Uk
    Does this qualify? Sony NEX 5 18mm f5.6 1/1000 Check out Flickr for History of these Cottages
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/47249223@N08/5712617201/" title="Roby cottages-2 by penipics, on Flickr"> 5712617201_8629dbe40e_b. "1024" height="580" alt="Roby cottages-2"></a>
     
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  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Absolutely! This is fairly broad, non-intimidating genre, and open to all interprtations.
     
  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Yay, an official title! Does it come with a hat?


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5298532396/" title="PB270634-PPR3 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5298532396_864cdfc937_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PB270634-PPR3 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3"></a>
    Olympus E-P1 + Canon nFD 24mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5441038527/" title="P2121897-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Brisbane - Urban by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5441038527_3aa71ef388_z. "480" height="640" alt="P2121897-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Brisbane - Urban"></a>
    Olympus E-P1 + OM Sirius 28mm f2.8
     
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Yup, it does! cowboy. You can toss the cigar, if you want, Nic.
     
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/otra/5634904879/" title="4-11-160.jpg by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr"> 5634904879_f41d0892d3_z. "427" height="640" alt="4-11-160.jpg"></a>
    LX5
     
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  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/otra/5636012444/" title="4-11-153.jpg by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr"> 5636012444_f9a3a119a6_b. "683" height="1024" alt="4-11-153.jpg"></a>
    LX5
     
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  11. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

    682
    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    Home Depot Super Store

    Reputed to be one of the two largest Home Depots in the world, Union, NJ. (It is said that the other one is in China)

    [​IMG]

    X100 (ISO640)
     
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  12. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    A very nice start so far. Thanks BB, Olli, Pennyann and Dan!
     
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  13. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I rarely do eye-level "street" because I have a bit of a thing about intrusion (and no I will not get on the couch about this) but I do like the impact of humanity in photographs ... hmm starting not to make sense ... whatever ... really liked Nic's thread(s) on this over at mu-43 and glad he's accepted my nudge to initiate one here .... anyway, looked through my Flickr stream and found less than 1% would fit, but then I suppose I live in a rural environment so perhaps not surprising.
    Shall I just STFU and post something? Well yes ... I love this photograph ... the blonde is planned, the blue is serendipitous ... I think it's urban enough ...

    4780449759_272a62496d_b.
    crossing girl pz by _loupe, on Flickr
     
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  14. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
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  15. Penny

    Penny SC Veteran

    384
    Aug 26, 2010
    Outside Liverpool Uk
    I agree with Will this is a great thread which should (already has) thrown up a lot of variety
     
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  16. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    OK, here are a few that have minor elements of "street" but are mostly urban scenery. All X100 within the past few days.

    -Ray

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5713296060/" title="DSCF0126 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="688" alt="DSCF0126"></a>

    I think Don may have done one like the following not too long ago - it looked familiar but I'm not sure. If so, he no doubt found some humanity in the scene...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5713298328/" title="DSCF0554 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"540" height="800" alt="DSCF0554"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5712732849/" title="DSCF0048 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="688" alt="DSCF0048"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5713404726/" title="DSCF0569 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="688" alt="DSCF0569"></a>

    The prettiest bus shelter I've EVER seen:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5712843277/" title="DSCF0670 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"540" height="800" alt="DSCF0670"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5713296200/" title="DSCF0219 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="688" alt="DSCF0219"></a>
     
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  17. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    there is just something weirdly (and wondefully) "hyperreal" about those GRD shots, will ... I've noticed this clarity and transparency before ... works so with this sort of content ... yum
     
  18. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Wow, I'm glad we started this thread. Thanks for the suggestion, pdh!
     
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  19. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Yeah, those really are quite nice - partly camera and largely photographer, but the IQ is mostly camera and its stunning for such a small sensor. Must be a great match with the lens. Makes me think about selling the LX-5 (it seems to be largely out of a job) and getting one of those. But I'm gonna have to spend some time with the X100 before I go off buying more stuff. I've got the classic 28mm field of view covered eight ways till Sunday (as one might say) and I'm gonna have a tough time justifying another (even to myself). But I'm very impressed with what I've seen from it. Maybe because its such an unknown camera that it only falls into the hands of good photographers and there's very little crap floating around from it?

    -Ray
     
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  20. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    A few from when I was in Atlanta

    P2124826.JPG

    P2124820.JPG
     
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