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Rob C

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Street Art
« on: May 19, 2018, 03:50:02 pm »

Okay, maybe we can establish another box, a place where we can show shots that need have nothing at all to do with human figures, pretty, grotesque or at all, but do look at the shapes, designs or just random images that the town, village or city can give - if it feels so inclined.


   

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 05:19:09 pm »

Rob,
That's a beauty and I welcome the fresh air as you have defined it. I look forward to contributing to this slot.

Peter

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 06:26:58 pm »

Okay, maybe we can establish another box, a place where we can show shots that need have nothing at all to do with human figures, pretty, grotesque or at all, but do look at the shapes, designs or just random images that the town, village or city can give - if it feels so inclined.

I tend to think of this genre as a "cityscape."  And of "street photography" having a narrative element, as Russ Lewis has argued—although I'm not inclined to be doctrinaire about it.  The narrative aspect may be explicit or implicit, but the picture should prompt the viewer to ask, "what's going on here?"

Cityscapes, like landscapes, at least in my taxonomy, are more about the interplay of color, shape, light, and shadow than of "what's going on here."  I shoot a lot of cityscapes (most not worth sharing) because my wife and I have lived in, and tend to travel to, urban environments.

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(1) Concave Street in Budapest;
(2) Oil Rig Supply Facility in St. John's, Newfoundland;
(3) Calle Zacateros in San Miguel de Allende, México.

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 09:33:13 am »

I knew 'em thirty-odd years ago when big boss man worked for somebody else. I hope they can make it fly for me, too.

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 09:40:15 am »

I knew 'em thirty-odd years ago when big boss man worked for somebody else. I hope they can make it fly for me, too.

If the fates allow...and they will! :~)

Peter

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 05:46:33 pm »

Reflections on the mothership.

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 08:17:15 pm »

Out the back window - Manhattan.



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Re: Street Art
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 08:51:31 pm »

Out the back window - Manhattan.

Excellent lighting and color.

Might work well cropped 1:1 (i.e., square).

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2018, 09:10:22 pm »

Excellent lighting and color.

Might work well cropped 1:1 (i.e., square).

How's this?

View from a Cheap Hotel by Gregg Plummer, on Flickr

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2018, 09:14:16 pm »

How's this?

Better focused, I think.  (Pun intended.)

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2018, 07:33:08 am »

So this would qualify under the urban landscape definition as you guys are demonstrating?

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2018, 07:51:24 am »

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2018, 10:02:19 pm »

How about this?


Dare to Enter? by Gregg Plummer, on Flickr

It looks a bit like the entrance to a massage parlor, but it's actually a new Chinese restaurant that just moved in.

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2018, 04:03:27 am »

How about this?


Dare to Enter? by Gregg Plummer, on Flickr

It looks a bit like the entrance to a massage parlor, but it's actually a new Chinese restaurant that just moved in.

Have you gone beyond the dining area?

;-)

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2018, 12:53:56 pm »

anyone recall ..."staircase to heaven..." ?
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Re: Street Art
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2018, 01:13:27 pm »

I don't shoot much street or have many chances to. I'll admit I don't get probably 99%+ of street shots I see which don't have anything aesthetically appealing to me or tell an interesting story. Now that other 1% are amazing, but I find it tedious to look through the rest to find them.

But I do shoot some cityscapes when I can. I like that the landscape produces it's own illumination, unlike natural settings that usually require at least a little light to be able to photograph. When I travel for work, night is often my only chance to go out and shoot.

Portland
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Cincinnati
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Denver
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Boston
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Re: Street Art
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2018, 01:15:47 pm »

anyone recall ..."staircase to heaven..." ?

On Oahu?
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Re: Street Art
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2018, 01:45:33 pm »

Fine cityscapes, Matt. Sorry you don't "get" street, but you're in good company. Neither does Brooks Jensen.

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2018, 01:58:16 pm »

I like the idea. I participate

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Re: Street Art
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2018, 05:33:37 pm »

Fine cityscapes, Matt. Sorry you don't "get" street, but you're in good company. Neither does Brooks Jensen.

Well I feel better about it already. ;)
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