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nyc people-black and white

Discussion in 'Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography' started by mood, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    some random people on the streets of nyc
    converted in NX2
    all with 30 1.4 or 50 1.8

    union square park
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    lower broadway
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    central park

    smith st
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    central park again

    city hall park
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    central park
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    union square
  2. frank
    nice shooting
    a cool series
    i like #5 the most

    i'd work on some of your crops... making the photos more "interesting"
    i think you've done well here

    thanks for sharing
  3. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    which ones Greg ?
  4. I like how contrasty these are!! Could you share some settings? :smile:
  5. Frank .. this is a wonderful series. All the captures are great. Nice work ......

  6. shtarka1


    Feb 1, 2008
    Excellent Tone & Contrast!!
  7. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    thanks Gretchen

    I just shoot A priority
    usually 1.8- 4.0
    I like limited DOF
    was too bright to use 1.4 on the Sigma, the time of day I was using it. used 2.8-4
    50mm was 1.8-3.5 as it was darker in central park

    I adjust levels
    convert to BW and play with sliders there
    tweak contrast and brightness
    a little USM
    then add grain
  8. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    thanks Steve

    appreciate it Bob
  9. liftoff


    Dec 21, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    These are great!
  10. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    thanks Larry
  11. kpstatz


    May 13, 2008
    Very nice - only in NY...
  12. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    thansk again Klaus


    Apr 30, 2005
    An exceptional street portrait. The closed fists, the pose, the attitude, the reflection, the men in the shadows....simply wonderful !

  14. Ya'll got some funny way of dressin' up thar.

    Great shots. I love people and street candids in bw. One of my favorite styles. Really nice shots, thank you for sharing, post some more.
  15. Aquaman

    Aquaman Guest

    These are very nice conversions! I just downloaded the NX2 trial this past weekend and I'm convinced that not only has it suddenly become a fantastic raw conversion platform but after running several b/w conversions on sample images, I've never seen such great b/w output from any converter bar none! I'm switching my workflow to center on NX2. I've been using Aperture and cannot get this quality of b/w. Lightroom is better but still not as good as what I've done with NX2 or what I'm seeing here.
  16. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    thanks JD

    thanks Robert, too kind, I did love the attitude for sure
    one day we will bump into each other somewhere on that island ..:wink:
  17. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    thanks Gregory

    I do love the output of the NX2 conversions, I also love to add a little grain
  18. TheHundreds


    Jun 26, 2008
    I love union square, that's where all the young kids hang out. For example me myself :D , but anyway nice b&w candids.
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