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1st street excursion

Discussion in 'Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography' started by liftoff, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. liftoff


    Dec 21, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Admiring the gritty real life shots I've seen here on the Cafe, I set out this morning with the intention of trying my hand at it. One of the problems I encountered is the lack of activity in downtown Phoenix. Even during the workweek our streets are empty and ghost town like. I brought the nikkor 80-200 & 12-24 and the 80-200 might be a bit big and noticable for this type of deal but the reach is nice!

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    nikkor 12-24
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    Thanks for inspiring me to get out and try this!
  2. Gandalf


    Nov 15, 2006
    Hi Larry,

    Nice shots. You might also try converting them to B/W and see what they look like. I've found that street shots sometimes have more mood in B/W.

    I know what you mean about lack of activity. I've learned not to chase the photo ops when I'm walking around, but to just let them come to me. Seems like if I try too hard, nothing happens.
  3. nicely done
    #2 is my favorite
    street shooting can be great fun

    thanks for sharing these with us
  4. You did a great job! I really like the one with the old lady walking down the street. It's going to make me homesick, but I'd love to see more of these from Phoenix.
  5. Zee71


    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Nice series...........as suggested, I would try seeing what they would look like in black and white, especially the old lady and the tracks. It might make your images more powerful.
  6. liftoff


    Dec 21, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thanks to all for the kind words! I like the suggestions to try black & white, I will keep that in mind on my next outing.
  7. pr549f2678


    Jun 26, 2007
    central Fl

    Very nice shots, I really like the r/r tracks, almost looks like Orlando by
    the hospital.

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