Street exercise #1: Results

RichardRichard Mildly bemusedMadrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,360 moderator
edited October 9, 2009 in Street and Documentary
Please post your pics in this thread.
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  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Super Moderators Posts: 8,937 moderator
    edited October 6, 2009
  • ruttrutt Cave canem! Registered Users Posts: 6,511 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2009
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    If not now, when?
  • michswissmichswiss Stuffed Animal Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,235 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2009
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  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2009
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  • Tina ManleyTina Manley Major grins Registered Users Posts: 179 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2009
    A few from this week-end:

    The Briefing

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  • Tina ManleyTina Manley Major grins Registered Users Posts: 179 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2009
    Exchanging E-mail Addresses:

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  • Tina ManleyTina Manley Major grins Registered Users Posts: 179 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2009
    And one for BD - A Toast to Martin

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    Tina
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2009
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    Liz A.
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  • thoththoth Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,085 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2009
    My Offering
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    Travis
  • adbsgicomadbsgicom Texas-Sized Grins Registered Users Posts: 3,615 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2009
    adbsgicom attempt
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    - Andrew

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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    Angelo wrote:
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    Well, okay - but now we know that these are your 'peeps,' and that's sort of cheating. rolleyes1.gif
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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    rutt wrote:
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    Close enough? Definitely. Interesting? You decide.rolleyes1.gif
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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    adbsgicom wrote:
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    First one seems pretty far off....But the second one you definitely got in close. I might have moved around the subjects a bit. But definitely a good first try.thumb.gif
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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    michswiss wrote:
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    A three base hit and a home run! Really nice work!wings.gifthumb.gif
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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    rainbow wrote:
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    Very nicely done - Close, good angle, good framing.thumb.gifthumb.gif
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  • adbsgicomadbsgicom Texas-Sized Grins Registered Users Posts: 3,615 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    bdcolen wrote:
    First one seems pretty far off....But the second one you definitely got in close. I might have moved around the subjects a bit. But definitely a good first try.thumb.gif

    Thanks.

    First one was about 6-7' behind the folks at 30mm (full-frame). It does feel far off, though.

    Second one didn't have a lot of mobility, there was a little fence there; the guy in the tank top was running a petting zoo; I would have squashed a bunny if I was more to the left...
    - Andrew

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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    And one for BD - A Toast to Martin

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    Tina

    Well, you're sort of a ringer.rolleyes1.gif But these all demonstrate why we should shoot close. Very well done. And who can believe the news about Martin? So sad.
    BTW, folks, the "hippy" in Tina's last shot is none other than Kyle Cassidy , one of the more imaginative shooters around.
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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    thoth wrote:
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    The girl without a face? Hmmmm? Dissed you, did she? rolleyes1.gifrolleyes1.gif Actually, it's still an intriguing photo - and you did indeed get close!clap.gifthumb.gif
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  • thoththoth Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,085 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    bdcolen wrote:
    The girl without a face? Hmmmm? Dissed you, did she? rolleyes1.gifrolleyes1.gif Actually, it's still an intriguing photo - and you did indeed get close!clap.gifthumb.gif
    rolleyes1.gif Yes she did indeed. I actually had no intention of shooting her as she wasn't all that interesting. But, the closer we got to one another (she was walking toward me on the sidewalk), the more nervous she seemed to get about my camera. I figured she was asking for it. :D
    Travis
  • Tina ManleyTina Manley Major grins Registered Users Posts: 179 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    bdcolen wrote:
    Well, you're sort of a ringer.rolleyes1.gif But these all demonstrate why we should shoot close. Very well done.
    Thanks, B.D., but I hope there is another definition of "ringer":

    Main Entry: 1ring·er
    Pronunciation: \ˈriŋ-ər\
    Function: noun
    Date: 15th century
    1 : one that sounds especially by ringing
    2 a (1) : one that enters a competition under false representations (2) : IMPOSTER, FAKE

    :cry


    Tina
  • adbsgicomadbsgicom Texas-Sized Grins Registered Users Posts: 3,615 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    Thanks, B.D., but I hope there is another definition of "ringer":

    Main Entry: 1ring·er
    Pronunciation: \ˈriŋ-ər\
    Function: noun
    Date: 15th century
    1 : one that sounds especially by ringing
    2 a (1) : one that enters a competition under false representations (2) : IMPOSTER, FAKE

    :cry

    Tina

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ringer
    Slang:
    a substitute or addition, as a professional musician hired to strengthen a school orchestra: We hired three ringers for the commencement concert.

    or

    Australian. a highly skilled sheep shearer

    Probably the former.....:D

    I didn't realize that the word actually carried defintions of deceit before looking it up; i.e., that a 'ringer' would be someone very skilled is posing as someone less so to gain the upper hand. I always thought that it meant someone very skilled. Something new learnt today....
    - Andrew

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  • Tina ManleyTina Manley Major grins Registered Users Posts: 179 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    adbsgicom wrote:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ringer
    rt.

    or

    Australian. a highly skilled sheep shearer

    Probably the former.....:D

    Well, I have sheared sheep but I'm not Australian or highly skilled so I'd guess you're right. I learned a new definition, too! rolleyes1.gif

    Tina
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    bdcolen wrote:
    Very nicely done - Close, good angle, good framing.thumb.gifthumb.gif

    Thank you. I think it may be easier to get up close and personal with the camera than to post here and await your verdict... :giggle

    Thank you for challenging us to improve our skills, get out of our comfort zone, AND for taking the time to critique our efforts.
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2009
    B.D.,
    I'm guessing you didn't comment on my entry because it is so similar to my Sukkah post, same subjects, same time, just different shot and I already know the lighting is all wrong. Just wondering.


    Tina,
    I just wanted to say that I really like the shot with the cops. All of them looking at the one guy except for the one cop who is giving you the eye, very intense shot.
    Liz A.
    _________
  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 8, 2009
    adbsgicom wrote:
    Thanks.

    First one was about 6-7' behind the folks at 30mm (full-frame). It does feel far off, though.

    Second one didn't have a lot of mobility, there was a little fence there; the guy in the tank top was running a petting zoo; I would have squashed a bunny if I was more to the left...

    Allow me to take back my comment abt the first one - it's a lot better than I thought at first glance. The problem was the ill-conceived marriage of lens and shooting distance. Cropped right and left, that's a nicely composed, good shot.bowdown.gif
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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 8, 2009
    Thanks, B.D., but I hope there is another definition of "ringer":

    Main Entry: 1ring·er
    Pronunciation: \?ri?-?r\
    Function: noun
    Date: 15th century
    1 : one that sounds especially by ringing
    2 a (1) : one that enters a competition under false representations (2) : IMPOSTER, FAKE

    :cry


    Tina

    No such meaning intended
    :D. I think of it as the star Major Leaguer being slipped into the college team's line-up! But I'm glad to see you join in, because we can all learn from your images.:D
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  • adbsgicomadbsgicom Texas-Sized Grins Registered Users Posts: 3,615 Major grins
    edited October 8, 2009
    bdcolen wrote:
    Allow me to take back my comment abt the first one - it's a lot better than I thought at first glance. The problem was the ill-conceived marriage of lens and shooting distance. Cropped right and left, that's a nicely composed, good shot.bowdown.gif
    Thank you. Despite often being of a differing opinion, I am learning quite a bit from you and the others in these discussions.

    I ran a quick distortion correction and exported just to attach here, but you can't fix everything in PS. The butts aren't as big now, but I should have dropped to a knee for the shot to get even distortion, then I might have had a better end result.

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    - Andrew

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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 8, 2009
    B.D.,
    I'm guessing you didn't comment on my entry because it is so similar to my Sukkah post, same subjects, same time, just different shot and I already know the lighting is all wrong. Just wondering.


    Tina,
    I just wanted to say that I really like the shot with the cops. All of them looking at the one guy except for the one cop who is giving you the eye, very intense shot.

    Not at all! And forgive me for not commenting soonerbowdown.gif Yes, it has some of the same technical problems, but this wasn't a technical test - it was a torture test and you passed with flying colors - especially knowing how painful it is for you.rolleyes1.gifrolleyes1.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gif You got close - you shot 'full frontal' - you did precisely what you were supposed to do! And, without the technical problems, you might have an interesting image. (And try cropping a bit on this one.)
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  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 8, 2009
    adbsgicom wrote:
    Thank you. Despite often being of a differing opinion, I am learning quite a bit from you and the others in these discussions.

    I ran a quick distortion correction and exported just to attach here, but you can't fix everything in PS. The butts aren't as big now, but I should have dropped to a knee for the shot to get even distortion, then I might have had a better end result.

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    I like it.
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    "He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

    "The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed
  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited October 8, 2009
    adbsgicom wrote:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ringer
    Slang:
    a substitute or addition, as a professional musician hired to strengthen a school orchestra: We hired three ringers for the commencement concert.

    or

    Australian. a highly skilled sheep shearer

    Probably the former.....:D

    I didn't realize that the word actually carried defintions of deceit before looking it up; i.e., that a 'ringer' would be someone very skilled is posing as someone less so to gain the upper hand. I always thought that it meant someone very skilled. Something new learnt today....

    Definitely the former. And I, too, didn't know about the deceit definition, although it does make sense. I've just always thought it referred to having a player, competitor, who really skewedmwink.gif the odds.
    [email protected]
    "He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

    "The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed
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