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A Walk After Work

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by ChangshaNotes, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Great shots, and I really like your processing.
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Amazing shots (as usual) Colin :thumbup:
    Love the PP too

    And that concrete balls on pic #2 look familiar...I remember another great photo you took of those :D
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Nice look, nice work
     
  5. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    585
    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    They all have a story to tell. Nice work and pp.
     
  6. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    I could smell the street , I like your photographs and PP, well done man.
     
  7. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran

    344
    Nov 6, 2012
    New York
    Larry
    Very inspiring. Feels like I'm there. Thanks for sharing them.
     
  8. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Thanks guys. A few more.

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  9. jarvan

    jarvan TalkEmount Regular

    108
    Jan 27, 2013
    Czech
    Jaroslav
    Colin, for me they are the real "street" shots, nice work :thumbup:
     
  10. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
  11. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Well done as usual Colin. :)
     
  12. radimere

    radimere TalkEmount Regular

    71
    Apr 2, 2013
    Superbly and thoughtfully framed. Not sprayed and prayed, like most "street photography" nowadays. :)
     
  13. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

    484
    Mar 25, 2013
    Good street photos here and the processing is great for emphasising the mood.

    I also not that people in China don't seem to be bothered by being photographed but carry on with their business. Is that true?

    In other places you have to be more discreet as people will freeze if you point a camera at them.
     
  14. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    It's not so easy actually. I'm not Chinese and I live in area of China with few foreigners and where most people have never met anyone that wasn't Chinese. I'm not in a tourist area so I really stand out. Camera or no camera, I get stared at.

    People are friendly, so if I talk to them there's usually no issue getting a portrait or any posed photos but trying to get natural photos can be... well, trying.

    There are some advantages. Most people here adhere to the 'bigger is better' rule, so my little NEX-7 doesn't intimidate.

    I can use the fact that people are so curious about me. If I point the camera somewhere, everybody tends to try and figure out what I'm shooting at looks that way, then I can quickly move my camera and get the shot I want.

    There are so many people here, that it's easy to get 'lost in a crowd' where people don't see me. Changsha has 7-8 million people and is about the 20th largest city by population in China.

    I'll often sit somewhere a little out of view and zone focus, then when people come in view, I can get the shot before they notice me. Sitting with camera on my lap using the flipped up screen, keeps people from noticing me as much.

    Women are often easier to shoot than men especially in shopping districts. They're kind of in their own little world.

    I often use a 40 or 50mm lens for my street shots that give me a little more working room.
     
  15. lowbone

    lowbone TalkEmount Regular

    99
    Oct 21, 2012
    Very good street photography.
     
  16. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

    484
    Mar 25, 2013
    Wow, thanks for the explanation! That makes it all the more impressive. This kind of adheres to the old rule that a skilled person can make a difficult thing look easy ;)

    I do a little street photography (crap) but I just shoot from the neck strap with a pancake lens. That way I don't disturb the scene. Recent example:

     
  17. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    You have the skill (and patience) I wish to have, Colin.

    Maybe when I grow up. :p
     
  18. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Wonderful thread, Colin. I enjoyed all of these.
     
  19. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Colin, This second set is incredible, your street photographs are amazing, very inspiring.
     
  20. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin