One hour in Carlisle.

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Ripleysbaby, May 3, 2015.

  1. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Im a big fan of street photography but i'm nervous about actually doing it. This year i'm going to get over it ! You have to start somewhere and the small village I live in isn't it.
    So today I told myself "One hour in Carlisle" . I started off with a couple of shots without people, ease myself in gently before actually pointing my camera at living breathing people, and trying not to fall into the trap of snapping peoples backs. I mean anyone can do that,
    right ? I've been wanting to get to grips with street for ever, I hope this might get me away from photographing my poor old dogs, they must be sick of me looking at them through a lens. Reckon 20k pictures of them is more than enough.
    Anyway back to the street. So today, armed with a Ricoh GR and a little encouragement and link from Olivier Duong, off i went. Shot raw, processed in LR. A couple using Don Springer's Streetshooter presets.

    Hope you like them. Me ? I think it was a good start.

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  2. rayvonn

    rayvonn Top Veteran

    Jan 19, 2015
    Keep them coming, you've got just the right camera for it too.
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    You're still getting some backs, but I like the feel of 'em and I like the one of the couple reading the paper, or looking at a map or whatever. I find that the more crowded a place I'm in, the easier it is to get in close. Because everyone is pretty much in each other's personal space anyway, and a camera doesn't make that much difference and very few people even notice if you're semi-discrete. Whereas when there aren't that many people around, just the act of getting close is somewhat aggressive and then shooting a photo can really get people's backs up. I personally like really busy street fairs, markets, and busy downtown areas like New York and Philadelphia. Actually, damn near anywhere on Manhattan is busy enough most of the time...

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  4. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    It's a terrific set. Although they do not have any people in them, I particularly like 3 and 5. All are good though.
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  5. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Thank you. Ray I hear what you are saying about busy and personal space. Although Carlisle is a city it's not a seething metropolis, so
    most of the time, around me, there is enough room to swing at lease 4 cats tied nose to tail. There will be more crowds when the weather
    gets better. Wet and windy today, so quite. The next busy places would mean a 200 or 160 mile round trip.
    Thinking about it , it might be worthwhile.
    I'll still be doing shots without people, I like 3 & 5 too.
    As for backs. Next time my rules will be 3 hours and no backs. One hour is not enough. (it's all I had today though)
  6. macvisual

    macvisual Veteran

    Nov 22, 2014
    Central Scotland
    Hmmm really love these captures, nice and gritty with great contrast/tones, fantastic effect.....!

    Best wishes;
    Central Scotland
  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    No. 3 is excellent. Frames within a frame.
  8. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    Well done, nice pp also catching the mood...
  9. Richard

    Richard Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    I like this set - particularly the window display (no 3) and Scotch St / English St.

  10. xdayv

    xdayv Top Veteran

    Mar 22, 2013
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    share some more! :popcorm2: