August 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm #7561
Thanks for your comments Ian and John. My theme was ‘personal space in a public place’ just in case anyone missed it.
Ian you should know by now that I ‘am’ the dark side! 😉
Street photography is my first love and I always come back to it for inspiration. While I have done the odd competition image in colour it is always the mono that is the most successful. I think it’s a bit traditional and of course cuts down on distraction.
Here are the colour versions just for the hell of it. I actually like the Sardines shot in colour. I do think it needed a couple hugging at the centre back or the girl to be facing me … but you can’t have everything. The Blue hand rests on the Mind the Gap shot are a bit distracting. Such a risk taking pics on the tube because if someone takes offence you are trapped until the next stop. One day I will get thumped.
Still … might as well live a little dangerously once in a while! 😉
August 22, 2014 at 1:11 pm #7565
I like both of those shots Dee, I must talk to you about street photography when the meetings start. It’s something I’d love to have a go at but I’m always too afraid to point my camera at people for some reason!
The first image is better in colour in my opinion. Like you say, it would have been wonderful if a couple had been in the centre at the back, maybe looking into each others eyes while holding hands or stealing a little kiss. I know, I’m a big softie!
The second I prefer in B&W, I like the way the guy is looking at you with just the one eye.August 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm #7566
I agree about your colour and b&w choices Mervin. I doubt I will use the first image because of the lack of that strong focal point. The man looking was shot at ISO 2500 which my camera hates so I do have some technical issues to sort out … but it might have legs. Most of my shots have people in them these days, yet a couple of years ago I had never taken a picture with someone in it. Amazing how you move on. I think women have a slight advantage in street photography as they are possibly seen as less threatening … although not always. There are ways around the embarrassment factor.
Getting anything with uncluttered backgrounds, good composition, subject and the lighting all perfect is a real challenge but so rewarding when you do manage to shoot something worthwhile.
A few of us do street stuff at the club. All happy to bore you to death about it … God help you! 😉August 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm #7567
YOU DO IT LIKE THIS MERV.HOLD CAMERA—CLICK.August 22, 2014 at 5:47 pm #7568
Hey, Ken, that blunderbuss of a lens will completely flatten ALL the space out of the picture, so it must be off-topic for this month’s theme! 😉August 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm #7569
You are quite right Ian—just responding to Mervins thread in a “light hearted” way— an endangered species.August 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm #7570
WALKWAY SPACE IN NESS BOTANIC GARDENS A FEW YEARS AGO—JUST JIGGED WITH EFFECTS.August 22, 2014 at 8:08 pm #7571
Merv loved your space and the almost touching of hands is a lovely reply to this months theme. I look forward to seeing this in competitions as I think it has great potential. I also loved your mono of the cutting through the hillside, it also looked as though it was shaped like a coffin.
John I think your quiteness and solitude of the churchyard works well in mono and think it was the better for it.
Dolores I see youv’e come back with a bang with two cracking street images,which I know both of us love taking. Both are well seen, though I must admit I think the second one with the bloke is outstanding. What with him being placed centrally and the four corners being taken up adds tension to the image. The guy looks threatenung/miffed at the same time, realising you’ve that you’ve taken his image. Well done for capturing the decisive moment.
Keep saying I’m going to post. Must do.
August 22, 2014 at 8:27 pm #7573
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I was kind of relieved when the doors closed Meg! Here’s to both of us living dangerously …. although I think you can run faster than me at the moment! 😉
I do think that Mervin has the shot of the month so far with the mother and child image. That could do extremely well given the right judge. This is going to be a fun season! 🙂August 22, 2014 at 9:17 pm #7575
meg cummingParticipantAugust 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm #7578
I will sort you out with a new uploader when I see you Meg. Curse imageshack!August 23, 2014 at 6:39 am #7579
I have one of my galleries on this site made invisible to anyone else and then I put all the pictures I want to use in the Forum into that. You have to open the picture fully before getting the properties to copy, otherwise you just get a thumbnail.
Naturally, if you are already storing pictures elsewhere on the web will want to load from there.August 23, 2014 at 8:49 am #7580
Like John, I simply created a ‘private’ gallery here on my CrewePS profile. I upload jpg files at “640px longest side” to this private gallery for use on our website – makes it easy to keep track of them. Just right-click on an opened picture, select ‘copy link to file’, and paste that into the ‘insert image’ dialogue. Simples!August 23, 2014 at 11:05 am #7581
I use Dropbox for my images and there’s a right and a wrong way to link directly to images on there too … not that they advertise the correct way!
Apologies if I’m treading on toes but I’ve worked in IT for a good number of years and I’m willing to help anyone with these kind of techie problems where I can. And on that note, back to the photographs!August 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm #7584
That’s great Mervin. I would rather use Dropbox as a source, since many of the my images are on there already. Helping each other is a big part of part we are about. Thanks. I did try using Dropbox but didn’t discover the “trick”.
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