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Yet some more from London

It's amazing what a couple of hours in London can yield!


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Re: Yet some more from London

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It's amazing what a couple of hours in London can yield!
or any city imo. Would love to get the big smokes for something different

I like the 1st one. maybe a little less sky?
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Bl%dĄ hell, Paul, people !!
Great asset the 5-axis...
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Bl%dĄ hell, Paul, people !!
Great asset the 5-axis...
Nice work!
I took a few street shots actually Steve. I'll post them over the next few days. Here's one in the meantime. Any tips much appreciated - it's not my usual sort of thing:


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First one for me Paul, looks fantastic a little larger on flickr.
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- it's not my usual sort of thing:
Yes it is, Paul, your photographs speak for themselves.
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Good slices of suburban living, Paul, pleasure to view.
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Re: Yet some more from London

I'm one of the least qualified to offer tips, Paul.

Just a warning though, ...get into street photography and it becomes a drug - you want and need to get out there more and more.

You have no inhibitions of pointing a 'light box' at strangers, I see, so you're well on your way. Practice, and more practice and find a style. I've read a number of books on some of the greats, such as HCB and Winogrand plus many more. In the end though you need to find your own style - I'm still searching for mine and at the moment it's a bit haphazard. I go out with a theme in mind, such as leading lines for example but all too easily go off track and snap anything that looks remotely interesting.

In the shot directly above, I'd lose the light coloured rectangle to the right as we view the image - and I wonder how it would look in B&W if the tones were developed.

What I've written here just amplifies my opening statement, I'm not really in a position to offer advice as a mere 'tyro' snapper.
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A great collection. I do like the lighting in the first one! A really great capture.
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I like the 1st one. maybe a little less sky?
Brilliant first picture but unlike IanB I think the composition is just right. The areas of the sky and water are proportionate and this balances out the picture and "centralises" the distant buildings.

Please, what camera, lens and settings?

PS: I also like the 4th picture. The girl's pose reminded me somehow of Priss in Blade Runner.
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Brilliant first picture but unlike IanB I think the composition is just right. The areas of the sky and water are proportionate and this balances out the picture and "centralises" the distant buildings.

Please, what camera, lens and settings?

PS: I also like the 4th picture. The girl's pose reminded me somehow of Priss in Blade Runner.
Thank you. On the question of how much sky, I'll admit to being a bit of a sky and cloud freak and frequently devote 80-90% of the shot to it! In fact, on this shot I almost cropped more of the bottom off to make it letterbox!

As regards settings, it's from the E-M1 with the 12mm f2. 1/45 at f2.8 and ISO 200. I ought to have stopped down more, but I'd just changed batteries and the camera defaulted to f2.8 (I use a Myset on the mode dial). Thankfully the lens is plenty sharp enough and the DOF is enough so I got away with it. Bit of a schoolboy error though!

I like the 12mm. It's beautifully light and compact, feels like a million dollars and is optically superb.
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A very productive outing that has yielded a great set if images Paul.
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Thank you. On the question of how much sky, I'll admit to being a bit of a sky and cloud freak and frequently devote 80-90% of the shot to it! In fact, on this shot I almost cropped more of the bottom off to make it letterbox!

As regards settings, it's from the E-M1 with the 12mm f2. 1/45 at f2.8 and ISO 200. I ought to have stopped down more, but I'd just changed batteries and the camera defaulted to f2.8 (I use a Myset on the mode dial). Thankfully the lens is plenty sharp enough and the DOF is enough so I got away with it. Bit of a schoolboy error though!

I like the 12mm. It's beautifully light and compact, feels like a million dollars and is optically superb.
Thanks for the info. I think you have got the composition just right. The buildings are at the perfect distance to create that effect (which automatically translate to right proportions of sky and water). Any closer or further would not have achieved the same impact IMO.

I am sure the Olympus 12mm f2 is a great lens but I cannot afford any more expensive glassware. But seeing that you actually had f2.8, I wonder if the same effect can be achieved with the Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO set at max aperture. Mind you keeping that heavy lens in the perfectly horizontal plane is not easy.
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Re: Yet some more from London

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I hope you do not mind but I love that first shot it really needs so more processing as it is underexposed as it is presented.

The deep blacks are great but the midtones and highlights are just lacking IMO.
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I hope you do not mind but I love that first shot it really needs so more processing as it is underexposed as it is presented..
I totally agree . There is a power of hidden data waiting to see the light
Would like you to see that light? I have been fiddling again
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