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bilbo
1st December 2013, 07:34 PM
I've been playing with slow shutter speeds... all are hand held.

The first shot is with the ZD 12-60mm. The others with the ZD 9-18mm.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/11137717105_6492bebd00_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/11137717105/)

after LS2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/11137717105/) by Maeglin Elanesse (http://www.flickr.com/people/12569882@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/11157169105_59f54bdc6f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/11157169105/)
street life (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/11157169105/) by Maeglin Elanesse (http://www.flickr.com/people/12569882@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7349/11156597335_3295833d38_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/11156597335/)
whoosh (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/11156597335/) by Maeglin Elanesse (http://www.flickr.com/people/12569882@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/11157072393_e304472a80_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/11157072393/)
far from the madding crowd (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/11157072393/) by Maeglin Elanesse (http://www.flickr.com/people/12569882@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/11156394615_d581315b73_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/11156394615/)
Reinaldo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/11156394615/) by Maeglin Elanesse (http://www.flickr.com/people/12569882@N05/), on Flickr

Thanks for looking!

Graham_of_Rainham
1st December 2013, 07:55 PM
Wouldn't "woosh" have been wonderful if you could have choreographed the peoples movement away from that window.

I enjoy "street shots" and these have an added movement that we don't often see. Well done.

*chr

Ulfric M Douglas
1st December 2013, 08:06 PM
If I were you I'd think longer about the background and go and choose some really impressive locations ... then do the long exposure thing.
As it is now, in my opinion, neither the background nor the people activity is gripping.
The last guy with his tie is definitely the best, but his foot is missing and the background is nothing.

bilbo
1st December 2013, 08:11 PM
If I were you I'd think longer about the background and go and choose some really impressive locations ... then do the long exposure thing.
As it is now, in my opinion, neither the background nor the people activity is gripping.
The last guy with his tie is definitely the best, but his foot is missing and the background is nothing.
Thanks for your encouraging remarks.

Ross the fiddler
1st December 2013, 09:15 PM
The 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th work well for me. This movement can show how we get busy (or busier) leading up to Christmas.

*chr

bilbo
1st December 2013, 09:23 PM
Wouldn't "woosh" have been wonderful if you could have choreographed the peoples movement away from that window.

I enjoy "street shots" and these have an added movement that we don't often see. Well done.

*chrThanks Graham. I'll have to take a crew along with me next time so I can get that shot :). As it was these are completely untamed folk. I crossed my fingers and hoped that I might get away with it. :)

bilbo
1st December 2013, 09:28 PM
The 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th work well for me. This movement can show how we get busy (or busier) leading up to Christmas.

*chrThanks Ross. These shots (2-5) were taken in the hubbub of the Christmas Markets in Manchester. #2 was something of an experiment even for me, I admit :). Probably not to everyone's taste...

#5 should be a bit of a puzzler... but nobody has commented on it so far. ;)

ian p
1st December 2013, 09:41 PM
I like the way only peoples feet remain sharp. An interesting phenomenon. I must try it.
I bet somehow re-cropping the 'man with the flying tie' might refocus the image.

bilbo
1st December 2013, 09:50 PM
I like the way only peoples feet remain sharp. An interesting phenomenon. I must try it.
I bet somehow re-cropping the 'man with the flying tie' might refocus the image. Thanks Ian - Do you mean cut him off at the knees?

Feel free to play if you have the inclination.

Zuiko
1st December 2013, 11:00 PM
An interesting set, I love "woosh" and the guy with the tie (shame about his cropped foot but I've done that often enough myself). :)

Peter_Hartland
1st December 2013, 11:13 PM
Really like your last image. Excellent piece of street photography with the guy in focus (& that tie) with blurry others.

jamespetts
2nd December 2013, 12:17 AM
These are good, especially the last one with the Dilbert tie. How do you find that the ZD 9-18 handles on the EM-1?

dogsbody
2nd December 2013, 08:24 AM
I like them! the last one (reinaldo) is interesting as the man with the uncontrollable tie is in focus and the others are not. I am wondering how you did that!

any clues please? I have not tried street photography before, but having seen these I feel like giving it a go.

regards

Jonathan

Chevvyf1
2nd December 2013, 09:02 AM
If I were you I'd think longer about the background and go and choose some really impressive locations ... then do the long exposure thing.
As it is now, in my opinion, neither the background nor the people activity is gripping.
The last guy with his tie is definitely the best, but his foot is missing and the background is nothing.

Yes this is a great idea :) maybe I shall try some with the Winchester Cathedral as a backdrop ... *chr

Ross the fiddler
2nd December 2013, 10:01 AM
#5 should be a bit of a puzzler... but nobody has commented on it so far. ;)

Really like your last image. Excellent piece of street photography with the guy in focus (& that tie) with blurry others.

I like them! the last one (reinaldo) is interesting as the man with the uncontrollable tie is in focus and the others are not. I am wondering how you did that!

any clues please? I have not done street photography before, but having seen these I feel like giving it a go.

regards

Jonathan

So Brian. Is this what you are referring to? Now I am curious too.

bilbo
2nd December 2013, 11:18 AM
So Brian. Is this what you are referring to? Now I am curious too.Yes Ross it is. I'll let it run for a little while longer to see if anyone can work it out. ;)

Bikie John
2nd December 2013, 11:55 AM
Double exposure? One short to freeze the guy with the tie, one long to blur the passers-by, and knit together somehow in some software?

John

bilbo
2nd December 2013, 11:58 AM
Double exposure? One short to freeze the guy with the tie, one long to blur the passers-by, and knit together somehow in some software?

Johnno John. It's just one exposure. Exif is in the image. :)

Ross the fiddler
2nd December 2013, 12:44 PM
Double exposure? One short to freeze the guy with the tie, one long to blur the passers-by, and knit together somehow in some software?

John

Ah, you beat me to it! :rolleyes:

EDIT: But I was wrong too!

Ross the fiddler
2nd December 2013, 12:48 PM
no John. It's just one exposure. Exif is in the image. :)

*erm A street wax figure? :confused: *shrug *ohwell

OK, he saw you, paused to pose for you with a bracing wind in his face. :confused:

Another guess. It's you? ;)

bilbo
2nd December 2013, 01:44 PM
*erm A street wax figure? :confused: *shrug *ohwell

OK, he saw you, paused to pose for you with a bracing wind in his face. :confused:

Another guess. It's you? ;)well done Ross! I think that's probably close enough! This is Reinaldo a street artist known as the Windswept Man. Google him for more info. :)

Ian
2nd December 2013, 04:21 PM
Like everyone else I think the last image in particular is brilliant :)

Ian

Ross the fiddler
2nd December 2013, 11:58 PM
well done Ross! I think that's probably close enough! This is Reinaldo a street artist known as the Windswept Man. Google him for more info. :)

Your use of 1/3 sec exposure worked so well with Reinaldo's windswept look & blurring movement from others around him. *yes Some of these street artists are brilliant with what they do & his very natural appearance works so well. Must get through a lot of hair spay. :D

I could only get basic EXIF from the Google Chrome extension from hovering the mouse but nothing from the right click version. :confused:

*chr

bilbo
3rd December 2013, 01:05 PM
Your use of 1/3 sec exposure worked so well with Reinaldo's windswept look & blurring movement from others around him. *yes Some of these street artists are brilliant with what they do & his very natural appearance works so well. Must get through a lot of hair spay. :D

I could only get basic EXIF from the Google Chrome extension from hovering the mouse but nothing from the right click version. :confused:

*chrISO 200, 1/3 s, f/8, ZD 9-18mm @ 18mm, S-AF, IBIS 1, everything else probably default. *chr

Bill Gordon
3rd December 2013, 03:06 PM
Brian, having read most of the above comments I would suggest that you just carry on with what you have been doing because it is different and I thoroughly enjoyed your experiment...it has work because it created all the comments..pro and con! Keep up the good work and thanks for posting!

bilbo
4th December 2013, 08:05 AM
These are good, especially the last one with the Dilbert tie.

Thanks :)

How do you find that the ZD 9-18 handles on the EM-1?It's fine. Fast to focus - but that's expected really with such a wide lens - and sharp too.