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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2011, 01:38:22 pm »

+1.


On second take, I think more a touch of Concorde?

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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2011, 03:54:31 pm »

Definitely no stealth in that goose!

Hari Krishnas Kathmandu 1978 and Melbourne 2008.





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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2011, 04:27:15 pm »

As spectacle, it lacks the charm of flower power; loved broderie anglaise, long hair and bare feet. And big sun hats, as only the French and some sectors of the English aristocracy can summon it. That's what turned me on to David Hamilton back in the 60s... pity he always had the wrong models.

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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2011, 05:02:12 am »

On the way home.



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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2011, 05:06:54 am »

Enjoyed the pre-nupe notice already dividing them!

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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2011, 08:05:25 am »

Karni Mata is the rat temple and definitely something different from your normal tourist site. Perhaps the eigth wonder of the world? No shoes are allowed in the temple so I suggest if you go there you take an extra pair of socks that you can throw out.



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What camera did you use?

When I photographed water rats with a Nikon, they reacted to the mirror noise, and they were out of shot or spinning before the exposure started. Perhaps the rats there are tame, and accustomed to being photographed?
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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2011, 10:01:06 am »

Some more beach "street" shooting (I think they go well together)

These platforms of the unbuilt beach huts provide good opportunities for all kind of activities:


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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2011, 08:35:10 pm »

Watch your cat

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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2011, 12:45:42 am »

Happy Easter.



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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2011, 03:56:25 am »

Bunnies ain't what they used to be; sign of the times.

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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2011, 04:23:55 am »

Yep, the bunny was taken on a combination of Halloween and a blue moon. Definitely not an Easter bunny.

More from the blue moon/halloween event can be seen here:

http://www.tombrown.id.au/eclectic/halloween/album/index.html

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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2011, 08:35:03 am »

Yep, the bunny was taken on a combination of Halloween and a blue moon. Definitely not an Easter bunny.


Something tells me Rob was thinking more in terms of "Playboy" than "Easter"....
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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #52 on: April 17, 2011, 09:34:31 am »

One thing you never had to worry much about in B&W film days was the blue color cast outdoors on a bright, blue sky day. With color, it's different. The blue sky tends to turn everything, white objects especially, slightly blue. But when you're out there on the street your eye compensates and tells you white is white. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't compensate. In film transparency days you bought "daylight" film that responded more or less correctly to a light source at about 5500 degrees Kelvin. With digital, if you shoot .jpeg and set your camera on one of the outdoor daylight settings, you get something similar to the results you'd get with daylight color film, but almost everyone nowadays shoots raw with in-camera color balance set on automatic. I know I do. If you do that, some of your shots will be fine, but some will have an obvious blue cast. You need to check every shot to make sure the blue cast isn't visible, and adjust if it is -- either with Photoshop's "White Balance" menu, or, better yet, by picking up the White Balance dropper and clicking on something you know is white or middle gray.

I see the problem in an awful lot of pictures put on LuLa for critique, and in an awful lot of tourist pictures, but I've tried to be polite and not mention it. I think I'll stop being that polite if the photographer is asking for criticism. I wonder if anyone else has noticed the problem.
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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #53 on: April 17, 2011, 02:09:17 pm »

Actually the image was taken late afternoon. Adusting to remove any blue makes it far too warm for the scene that i remember (I'm told I have a cold eye). And as for the good old days there was a lab that colour corrected all the colour prints, film was definitely not perfect.

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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2011, 03:10:34 pm »

Something tells me Rob was thinking more in terms of "Playboy" than "Easter"....




Trust the inner voice: it seldom lies to you!

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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2011, 04:02:02 pm »

I don't normally do street photography, but here is a NY scene that I couldn't resist.

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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2011, 05:28:16 pm »

I don't normally do street photography, but here is a NY scene that I couldn't resist.

Eric




I'm not talking about your picture, but about the content: it's what I hate about a certain type of snapper.

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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2011, 05:12:24 am »

Watch dogs.



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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #58 on: April 20, 2011, 06:55:05 am »

One thing you never had to worry much about in B&W film days was the blue color cast outdoors on a bright, blue sky day.
Wrong - competent Monochrome photographers often used yellow or red filters to enhance contrast (by filtering out the blue)... on sunny or cloudy days.
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With color, it's different. The blue sky tends to turn everything, white objects especially, slightly blue. But when you're out there on the street your eye compensates and tells you white is white. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't compensate. In film transparency days you bought "daylight" film that responded more or less correctly to a light source at about 5500 degrees Kelvin.
Some of us realized that blue sky or cloud was bluer than 5,500k, and used pink (mired) filters to compensate.
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With digital, if you shoot .jpeg and set your camera on one of the outdoor daylight settings, you get something similar to the results you'd get with daylight color film, but almost everyone nowadays shoots raw with in-camera color balance set on automatic. I know I do. If you do that, some of your shots will be fine, but some will have an obvious blue cast. You need to check every shot to make sure the blue cast isn't visible, and adjust if it is -- either with Photoshop's "White Balance" menu, or, better yet, by picking up the White Balance dropper and clicking on something you know is white or middle gray.
Or take a special grey card with you... and photograph it in the same light, record the colour temperature and use it to WB correct your raw files... Ώand can you not correct tint as well?

Fortunately, with raw, for opportunities not-to-be-missed, you can use the technique the police are not supposed to use... ...shoot first and ask questions later!

I used a pink filter for the calendar shot I took for Farm Contractor/Turner, November 1980... but "they" wanted it to look like a grey day, and uncorrected it.

In the early 1970's, when I had a really awful Mamiya C330, with blue biases lenses, a pro came to take a photo in our vegetable garden... he used a Mamiya 67, professional (blue-biased) ektachcome and a blue batch correction filter... I used Agfa CT18 (warm biased) and a pink filter... somewhere I have a letter of appreciation from the ad agency.
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Re: From the street – let's keep Russ happy
« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2011, 07:14:44 am »

All quite true, Dick, and like you I always carried a set of color filters in film days. But none of that changes the fact that I see too many pictures shot under a blue sky with a blue color cast.
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