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Da Beat goes street
« on: July 17, 2017, 06:20:56 AM »

Da Beat is planning on doing some more streetphotography in the coming weeks, so in order not to spam other threads with unnecessary crap he decided to start one of his own. Since it usually involves individual separate subjects, it's open to other people's contributions as well. Also i have no problem with any kind of comments, good, bad, or otherwise. (I generally ignore comments anyway ;-) )

Da Beat thought the attached pict was hilarious, but he had to stand rather awkwardly against a fence from an odd angle. He may try to sneak in on the premises later for a better capture.

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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 06:25:09 AM »

He should leave well alone; he's already got the shot.

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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 10:51:12 AM »

Da Beat just had to avoid taking a "selfie" of sorts.

"Lampshade"
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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 11:17:12 AM »

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Ah, the arrow is just perfect :)
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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 11:26:32 AM »

Da Beat just had to avoid taking a "selfie" of sorts.

"Lampshade"

Good one Oscar. But I've never seen a sun that would throw a shadow that sharp.

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 11:47:38 AM »

Good one Oscar. But I've never seen a sun that would throw a shadow that sharp.

Yes, that's what struck me in the scene as well. The lamppost is quite close to the wall and to the side of the lens here, but just far enough to not show my own shadow. I had to use a slight tilt&shift correction to get the head on view.
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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 12:52:37 PM »

Good one Oscar. But I've never seen a sun that would throw a shadow that sharp.

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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 04:32:35 PM »

No, Slobodan; in yours, by virtue of scale, the penumbra has much greater oppotunity not to show!

This site is becoming laden with false analogies!

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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 03:49:58 AM »

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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 04:04:40 AM »

Google streetview

Now that's a clever way to do location spotting! I'd never have thought of it. But I bet every housebreaker in the world has.

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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 09:15:37 AM »

Good one Oscar. But I've never seen a sun that would throw a shadow that sharp.

Thanks, Oscar. And thanks for the Google street view that shows how tall that lamp is. I suspected it was pretty tall, since the sun's rays aren't going to be at your own height unless you're standing on a plain just as the sun rises or sets. It's a very interesting shot.

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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 04:53:49 PM »

Well, so much for good intentions. First the weather was off for about two weeks, then Da Beat was off feeling "under the weather" or however the saying goes, and then it was just too busy, so Da Beat hasn't taken the chance to roam the streets.

Interestingly, he did find out that good street photography apparently is more about missed opportunities than it is about decisive moments. Three brilliant scenes come to mind:

1. A man came walking right towards Da Beat wearing a polo-shirt which read "Polo Challenge", probably referring to the game. He however was of such constitution, at the verge of obesity, that a polo shirt just didn't fit the character at all and appeared to be a challenge of its own.
da Beat doesn't generally like to make fun of people, but he supposes in case of streetgenre you have to overcome some of your inhibitions.

2. A little girl was standing in front of a giant rack of sunglasses for sale. "Sungazer"

3. A couple of kids are playing at a local fountain. it's a wall with several fountains spraying sideways. One kid is staring intently at the fountains, but his posture looks like he's peeing. It was a good balance between a kid fascinated by the fountains and the suggestive posture.

What then is Da Beat's bad excuse for not shooting these images? Well, he really has none, other then maybe the startup time of the camera which is horribly long and it doesn't have a sleepmode. In addition, it has no viewfinder, which feels just plain stupid when holding the crappy thing somewhere at armlength trying to judge a decisive moment off of a little screen with zero brightness. But Ihe's working on the gear and hopes to have something with an actual viewfinder soon enough.

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da Beat did manage to shoot a scene just today, but it does require a bit of background story. I don't believe the image has any merit of its own.

When Da Beat was young he used to read the Karl May westerns and he has always remembered a description of an excruciating method of torture apparently executed by the natives. They would tie a subject to a tree, fix his head, shave it, and then let water drop slowly on to the forehead. The subject would eventually go crazy. It struck Da Beat as an effective means of torture.

The guy in the picture is waiting for his breakfast, an excruciating ordeal of its own, and with the sign and all Da Beat was reminded of Karl May.

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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 05:35:28 AM »

Start? Or finish?
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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2017, 05:43:03 AM »

Da Beat doesn't smoke, so he wouldn't know what enjoyment is depicted in this picture...



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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2017, 07:05:37 AM »

Beautiful trio!

You see? It's never the camera.

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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2017, 07:11:56 AM »

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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2017, 07:20:20 AM »

Start? Or finish?

You're there. Nice work.
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Re: Da Beat goes street
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2017, 09:13:16 AM »

You see? It's never the camera.

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Re: Da Beat goes street
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2017, 08:55:44 AM »

Da Beat taketh his second chance. Da Beat's discrete so he readily admits to cropping for purposes of anonymity.
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