People in Manhattan

Discussion in 'Stroll Photography' started by pniev, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    I was in NYC last week for a conference and some time off. Had the Fuji X100T with me. I wanted to shoot a series about people in square format an in a Noir style while strolling through the streets of Manhattan. So nothing planned. I must admit that I missed some potentially interesting shots because I looked elsewhere.

    Herewith some shots. Some are intentionally, some are unintentionally unsharp. ;-)







    OK, one non-square:









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  2. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Some nice observations here, I enjoyed them :) I think the stand out one for me is the man on his phone, number 11 I think!
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  3. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Top Veteran

    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Cool series. Some really great shots in there.
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Lot of fine shots here. My favorite is #4 with the silhouettes agains the windows and reflections - incredibly well seen photograph!

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  5. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    Thank you for your kind words. Herewith some other photos:



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  6. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    A great series
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  7. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    It's an honor to be featured!
    Here are a few more:

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  8. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Number one is fabulous. Classic HCB, in my view.

    Well done.

    Cheers, Jock
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  9. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Nice series! Number four in the original post is my favorite. wow!
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  10. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    3 more:



  11. Mass. Wine Guy

    Mass. Wine Guy New Member

    Nov 22, 2015
    Wow! Some very fine shots there. About the first one, what's the special effect you applied.

    Did you talk to your subjects before you took their photos, or just shoot bravely? Thanks for sharing these.
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  12. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    I processed everything in Silver Efex with film noir 3 preset. Filters and adjustments, depending on result. The first one is preset only. The effect is the result of the lights at Times Square.

    No talks with the people ( I tried to keep up with my wife ;-) ). But I smiled when someone saw me taking the photo. The guy in the car posed with the dog and thanked me for taking the photo. Amazing, isn't it. He was very fond and proud of his dog.

    Street photography is a difficult type of photography for me. I do want to portray people in their normal routine. I delete photos that are not flattering. I also try to respect people's privacy. Basically I ask "what if someone took a photo of me in that situation".

    Hopefully one day I will have the courage to take street portraits in a documentary style.

    Btw: I like the noir style for this photography. It triggers stronger emotions (at least in me).
  13. Mass. Wine Guy

    Mass. Wine Guy New Member

    Nov 22, 2015
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  14. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Just FYI, I'm getting broken links to some of the pictures.
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  15. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    In no. 1, the young lady second from left, next to the man in the suit, looks exactly like Ferris Bueller's girl friend.
  16. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    Thanks for letting me know. There seems to be something weird going on at Zenfolio, because I see several grey boxes instead of the photos. I will check again in an one or two hours and if it does not work, upload and post again. Hopefully I still know what the photos were.

    Frankly, I didn't have a clue who Freddy Bueller or his his girlfriend are. So I had to look it up. If she lives in NYC, it might be her with a friend. Don't know. It was on 5th ave so who knows.
  17. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Ferris Bueller - a very famous and very funny movie.
  18. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    ...placing TWO tripods across the High Line! Not cool, random guys. That walkway gets crowded.
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  19. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    Links seem to be working again, if I am correct. It took a while. ;-)
  20. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    There they are! Thanks.