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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:43 pm 
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It's not the issue of standing in the street taking pictures which is the problem for me. I am more than happy to do that. Whats the worst they can do???

When it comes to taking care of myself I am sure I can do that... ;)

And as for the legal aspect I know I am perfectly in my safety zone with that one... I know I can do it.

And yes I suppose I can set my 18 -200 to 35mm and click....So yer I am in...

If I can find a situation to actually point the camera at. Lets see what I get.

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Bjorn

I just took a look at your London shots...Great collection... I like the woman in red... :)

But I would also like to point out that every single STREET picture you have taken has a SAFE element to it. If you look at them no one could question the direction you were pointing the camera. Behind each scene is a safe building object or sight seeing location. London is filled with SAFE places to point a camera and no one will question why a man is stood in the street pointing a camera in their direction...they would simply assume you are taking a picture of the something behind them.

And yes being a small market town I am sure I can find buildings of historic value to point the camera at so that if anyone asked what I was doing I could simply pass it off as a picture of the building.

But surely that in itself is a get out. from the true nature of street photography...almost as stealthy as STEALTH photography. I am not trying to pick fault with the methods used. But to do similar in my town may get me lynched unless I can either bold as brass stand there and do it....(which I will).....or use some other SAFE method.

None of this is truly relevant but I feel it kind of needs a mention. Yes in some cultures people - Tourists - can walk around taking random pictures and no one cares... And yes I can put on my tourist disguise and go into town...But there may be issue even with that approach.

So we will see how my expedition to the outer reaches of safety will take me....lol

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These assignments are there to test you and widen your views, to start with I thought the same as SUNR15E with a 5. Now I see it as a challenge and see if I can get a decent shot to post.

I found that one notch on the barrel from the 35mm setting on my 18-200mm lens will put me within the focal length of the rules for this month.


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OLD FASHIONED GADGET. These were once very popular for taking slightly illicit shots of unsuspecting subjects.

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Bjorn, you asked about street portraits. Before inserting the rule about 50mm or less, I edited out a rule that nobody can be looking at the camera. Some of my favourite shots are when the subject steals a glance at the camera, hence the edit.

The only limitation I'd like to have is the maximum focal length of 50mm primarily to avoid zooming in from a distance.

As for what defines street photography - that's up to you and the voters!

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Working on narrowing down my selection pool from my London trip last weekend. Twelve shots on the shortlist, now I just need to decide which one to enter!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:33 am 
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Kimchi - great photo you have posted. Love the cat looking in.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Hello Kimchi,
A very nice shot. Specially like the cat interested in the proceedings inside.
I have one question, would it be fine to let my entry be in sepia or you would prefer the post to be either in pure BW or colour?

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31st MARCH, why take a chance!
Removed the sepia and posted the BW version.

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I failed XD I did take some in the park, but they were so sucktacular they've been deleted and aren't worth posting at all... for those that did make the effort, there is one I like much more than the rest...

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Hey popo, having a suckable entry didn't stop me! :P

@Plymer: Ryan, that's actually something I'd buy and I say that about virtually nothing these days. Love the juxtaposition of angles. 8)

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Im so impressed with all the submissions Im tempted to remove mine. Not for anything poor, but just wow, I mean - I need to take more photos.

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Thanks for the huge compliment Bob :D

Kimchi got my vote this month, loved the two different worlds captured with the people in the shop and the cat looking in. It's a little voyeur-within-a-voyeur moment!

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My favs were Kimchi's and Dfsolo's. DP-Paris has a subway shot on another thread I liked as well. (A guy staring at the camera, seemingly frozen in time time while stuff went on around him.) I settled on Dfsolo's because I liked the angle and motion blur, which I guess was PP. (Motion blur, not the angle, but I guess the angle could've been PP, too.)


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You captured that scene very well Kimchi. Excellent work!


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