Ricoh GR, Sony Rx1, Nikon V1 in New York

colonel

Regular
Apr 25, 2013
London
thanks interesting perspective.

Increasing picture quality comes with increasing work, but I love that and the RX1 would be, and is, my choice.
The Ricoh looks amazing value for money though, very nice pictures, and the Nikon is surprising good, although it does start to have the "compact" massive DOF feel

Also interesting discussion on "street photography"
I am also very uncomfortable with the definitions here.

it is interesting seeing different people's moods out in the open, but it is not the photography style of choice for me
My "street" is more using the environment and the people to play off each other, thus conveying to the the viewer the feeling I had at the time I took the picture. That feeling may not be to everyone's taste, but that's fine.

For example this is a picture I rejected for showing, just because I felt it was too "head on", although is does convey the mood of the scene quite well:


Whereas this was much less intrusive. I liked the "sinister mood" I felt as I viewed the scene, also the woman's expression tied into that.


However the differences are just important to me, and its just IMHO
 

christilou

Legend
Jul 13, 2010
Sunny Frimley
Street is a difficult genre for me. It can't just be observation it has to have some kind of juxtaposition or quirky entertainment value........ it's something quite difficult to define :) I prefer your second picture, the heads of the dummies slightly bowed as this lady walks by seemingly in some kind of turmoil, although she may just have sneezed!
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
Also interesting discussion on "street photography"
I am also very uncomfortable with the definitions here.
I thought some of the comments at Steve's site was out of line (not yours though). One unfortunate thing about Steve's site since its popularity increased is also the increase of armchair quarterbacks.

In any event, I like Christina's description -- some juxtaposition with entertainment value. I also like street portraits (whether candid or posed). There's a recent thread (again) here at SC about VIvian Maier's work, and I just love that type of photography. Her work is amazing.
 

colonel

Regular
Apr 25, 2013
London
I thought some of the comments at Steve's site was out of line (not yours though). One unfortunate thing about Steve's site since its popularity increased is also the increase of armchair quarterbacks.

In any event, I like Christina's description -- some juxtaposition with entertainment value. I also like street portraits (whether candid or posed). There's a recent thread (again) here at SC about VIvian Maier's work, and I just love that type of photography. Her work is amazing.
Looking at work like Vivian Maier's is enjoyable.
I realised as I looked through that, perhaps to people at the time, although well framed, they might have had similar reactions to "street" today., but looking back they are a lovely record of life in that era.
I guess in 100 years folk will have billions of "life" pictures to see what it was like in the early 21st century. However I hope that they see things of beauty and not just think everything is grunge :frown:
 

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