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Another from yesterdays wander around Leeds doing candids - if you want to know how I did it, here's what I wrote yesterday....

Had an walk around leeds with the camera around my neck and the remote shutter in my pocket.

the set up was...

Canon 5D
Canon 17-40 (at 17mm)
Auto white balance
Av exposure @ f8
manual focussed 1/2 way between 1m and infinity
Cable release attached

I just wandered around town and when I got near people, I clicked the shutter in my pocket

Found that center weighted exposure was best, the camera pointed down a bit so when taking the shot I had to lean back a bit to get their heads in, and the 5D shutter is quite loud.... though no one seemed to hear it other than me!


This one is all about the shadows, so I've gone for a high contrast mono

There's also a colour one to follow in the variations - that shows more of the faces, but less contrast... up to you which you prefer, but let me know Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:canon 17-40
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Briggate
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:1 Nov 2009 - 1:43 PM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street photography
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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 6DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 1:53 PM

I feel that this shot works far better in mono than in colour.
Nice candid.


David.

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 1:59 PM

ahh, this is good, I'm of the opposite view, and prefer the colour... the tones and shadows are already strong, but must say the little boy by the bin comes out better in mono... OK I'm torn

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AndreG
AndreG e2 Member 8AndreG vcard England
1 Nov 2009 - 2:07 PM

I like the b&w shot, nice street photography.

Andre.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73848 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 2:08 PM

This is special Ade, I wouldn't be surprised to see it get a badge. Great use of shadows and very reminiscent of the work by Bill Brandt (BTW thats a compliment !)

Oh is has to be mono as for me the colour takes away from the strength of the image.

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EmmaLouise29
1 Nov 2009 - 2:45 PM

great candid shot. I like the B&W best
Emma

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 3:02 PM

Hi Ade, great light captured here - I like the original better, as it holds more detail and the misty mood makes it even more special.
Great photography!
Johanna

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User_Removed
1 Nov 2009 - 4:01 PM

street photography of the better kind, good space in this.

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iansnowdon
1 Nov 2009 - 4:11 PM

The power of B&W any day for this type of shot.
Regards
Ian

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315182 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 5:04 PM

Ace stuff this Ade, the strong shadows, contrasty light and space all work so well together.

Got called into work extra early yesterday, pitch black and raining as I strolled through the town centre.

Used my range finder and made do with what was already loaded, Kodachrome 64 Sad

The results might be interesting if nothing else Smile

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 6:02 PM

Strong on shadows Ade. Ron.

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 6:14 PM

good stuff Ade

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
1 Nov 2009 - 7:37 PM

Good street sfuffSmile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 8:18 PM

Love the strong shadows and in this Ade.
Regards Richard.

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svenster
svenster  9 England
2 Nov 2009 - 4:55 PM

WOW, Ade doing street photography, it's only taken 5yrs!! Ha ha

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shaks
shaks  12561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2009 - 8:03 PM

Like the strong shadows in the B&W. I'd like to see a bit more detail in the child near the bin though.

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accystan
accystan  9132 forum posts Canada6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2009 - 11:58 PM

Good composition, very powerful with the back-lighing - particularly the b&w.

Interesting technique and settings. I've used the same technique with my Nikon. With the larger battery pack attached there's an additional shutter release which is located at the 'bottom' of the camera and I just support the camera with my hand and press the shutter. I typically use 'program' mode, auto-focus and a focal length of 35mm. I find about 1 in 10 is a 'goody'. I'll try your settings.

Well done,

Dave D

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jonathanbp
jonathanbp e2 Member 694 forum postsjonathanbp vcard Indonesia
14 Nov 2009 - 12:49 PM

Has to be V1 for me, definitely B&W for this kind of shot, superb - Jonathan

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Strobe
Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
30 Dec 2009 - 1:47 PM

Think this works well, thanks for sharing.
Marc

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