- Jul 28, 2005
This rally was held pretty much as the settlements were being dismantled.
Hey Chris,Chris101 said:Wow Steve - really great color and focus and composition and especailly the backgrounds. As journalism they're all good. As photographs #2, #3 and the last one are GREAT!
Funny, when I decided to pull the trigger on it, I first searched ebay and found a cherry used one - cost me $760 + shipping - I was a very happy camper. One caveat... the lens is not afs, and I have problems from time to time with not putting the focus point in a good spot and the lens does what I call a "hunt and clunk" where it locks in the closest focus position. All you need to do is move to a better focus object and refocus and it comes out of it. I guess the trick is to try to make sure you pick a good contrasty point to focus on when possible. Also, on my lens, the built in hood had problems getting jambed in the extended position, but I followed Ron Reznick's suggestion and got the 72mm Screw-In Metal Telephoto Lens Hood #960, and just put a 77mm cap on the end of that, problem solved.Chris101 said:Yer work with it in this thread and others really makes me want one!
What up Dawg? :BigGrin:PhotoDawg said:Nice job Steve!! Amazing shots!!
Hi Heiko,heiko said:Hi Steve,
Although I'm a blue ribbon (if you know what that means), I like the shots very much. Great job you did. By the way, the orange ribbons are nearly gone now, after the retreat from Gaza. Keep up the good work and your postings.
Thanks for your reply and the disclaimer, Steve,Wilk said:Hi Heiko,
I can sort of guess what blue ribbon is. Just want to lay down a disclaimer here... I know how passionate the powers that be here are about keeping politics etc., out of the fourm. I just wanted to say that whatever I shoot with my amateur PJ hat, I do so as an impartial observer. If my PJ work comes from one side of a particular issue, that is simply because that side of the issue is the only one exercizing their first ammendment rights in a public fashion. I know you didn't make that statement to make things political, just to say you're for the other side, that's fine with me. I just wanted to be sure everyone knows that the passion is for shooting protests and rallies, and does not come from a political passion or view.
At any rate, I'm glad you enjoyed the pics! :tongue:
Hey... not a problem. Really, that disclamer was to set the powers that be at ease moreso than specifically aimed at you. You just gave me the opening to make it clear that I'm not some whacko [said tongue in cheek with all defference and due respect to the first amendment] Next week I'm actually going to cover a rally that is a voice that I am staunchly and passionately against, but will do even that as impartially as I can... I swear... I'll do everything up to and including biting my tongue to avoid "getting into it" with any participants :Angel:heiko said:Thanks for your reply and the disclaimer, Steve,
I didn't want to imply you're taking a side. I know this forum isn't political, and it's good this way. I also had a look at your website and enjoyed your powerful images of people at rallies and protests. You are doing good job at street photography - show us more!