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I've been lucky enough to visit New York City for a few days to celebrate my son's 21st birthday, and o'course I took a few snaps as you do..

heres the first of a few..a great old bookshop in the lower east side..just a 'shoot from the hip' shot

thanks for looking

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Oct 2011 - 5:35 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:3200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:the bookshop
Username:backbeat backbeat
Uploaded:6 Oct 2011 - 9:12 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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bromley-smith
6 Oct 2011 - 10:19 PM

Excellent use of dof, fabulous shot.
Tony

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2011 - 11:41 PM

Great dof. Like that the books are in focus, well thought out image...........Sandy

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2011 - 12:08 AM

love this...right up my street...
great use of Colour and DOF

EXCELLENTSmile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64362 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2011 - 8:02 AM

Fantastic shot. This is just how a bookshop should be. I wonder if they get different books in NY.
Look forward to seeing more.
Chris

backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2011 - 8:07 AM

Thanks everyone, and many thanks for the UA ollie

phil

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2011 - 9:05 AM

Takes me back, this could be a branch of Gilbert's in Hampshire before their demise... I can smell the atmosphere.
Moira

LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2011 - 10:39 AM

A fabulous image, even more so how it was shot / achieved


LesF

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318442 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2011 - 11:04 PM

Superb...love it! Wish we got more of this type of photography.

backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2011 - 11:16 PM

Thanks Pete, that's really made my day

phil

Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
8 Oct 2011 - 9:15 AM

Brilliant use of dof, colours, composition. I have been studying it for ages!

Val

MissPea
MissPea  7 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2011 - 12:48 PM

fantastic shot - look forward to seeing some more!
Julia

backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 1:35 PM

Thanks..

Phil

bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 2:02 PM

Hi Phil, an absolute belter mate, glad it got a 'big badge' off Mr B, simply superb.
I can smell that wonderful aroma of old books when I view this, top drawer stuff.

User_Removed
9 Oct 2011 - 2:11 PM

I like the way the bookcase as squeezed in for you! Works well.

di

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2011 - 6:53 PM

A well spotted opportunity and a very original composition Phil. Congrats on the awards.
Derek

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 10:15 AM

Many congratulations on the POW, best decision Pete has made in a long time.
Moira

LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 10:23 AM

Congrats Phil on a superb POTW


LesF

alfpics
alfpics  12357 forum posts England
10 Oct 2011 - 12:18 PM

Wonderful photo - excellent composition and choice of DoF - and congrats on POTW!
Andy

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 4:12 PM

Congrats on the POTW and all the awards on this
Regards Richard

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 5:55 PM

Unusual image Phil ..... congrats on the awards.

limey42
limey42  2 United States
10 Oct 2011 - 5:58 PM

Wonderful Work Smile

frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 8:11 PM

beautiful!
francesco

David_Lansdell
10 Oct 2011 - 9:53 PM

Would love to see this in Black And white .. very good use of DoF Grin Very well Done

backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 9:56 PM

POTW!...only just logged on so thats a great surprise

many thanks Pete, and for all the positive comments thankyou

Phil

GeorgeBuchan
10 Oct 2011 - 11:03 PM

Fantastic shot!

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2011 - 8:28 AM

Well seen Phil....excellent image....and congrats on all the awards Smile


ATB Smile

~Alley~

SnappyViking
13 Oct 2011 - 8:49 PM

I like to think that the store assistant is your pilot as highlighted in the book titles.

What an off the hip shot!

phillemare
16 Oct 2011 - 9:46 AM

Hello, new to all this, even had to look up what you meant by DOF. I love the picture for the atmosphere it produces. If I had seen this pic I would have wanted it all in focus, do you think this would detract from the picture and its atmosphere?

Strobe
Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
16 Oct 2011 - 9:49 AM

Fantastic work

backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 5:52 PM

Many thanks for the UA Strobe


Quote: Hello, new to all this, even had to look up what you meant by DOF. I love the picture for the atmosphere it produces. If I had seen this pic I would have wanted it all in focus, do you think this would detract from the picture and its atmosphere?

No, the atmosphere would be the same i think, but the difference in focus adds to the 'depth' of the image perhaps...some times photography can be about creating a 3d perspective out of a 2D media

now that sounds like i planned it all..ha ha Tongue

thanks all

phil

kitsch
kitsch  8438 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 7:21 PM

Smile blimey, i don't log in for a while & look at this beauty you post,
fabulous shot Phil....well deserved awards & POTW! brill (hope you get your canvas ok, still waiting for mine since April! they're just completely ignoring my e-mails now actually hmmmph)

anyway,i shouldn't moan at you lol
hope you had a great time in NYC too Smile

Jo

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 7:23 PM

I haven't got mine either, though it is not as long as your, Jo.

backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 7:49 PM


Quote: Smile blimey, i don't log in for a while & look at this beauty you post,
fabulous shot Phil....well deserved awards & POTW! brill (hope you get your canvas ok, still waiting for mine since April! they're just completely ignoring my e-mails now actually hmmmph)

anyway,i shouldn't moan at you lol
hope you had a great time in NYC too Smile

Jo

thanks so much for the UA jo..

blimey, 6 months and still no canvas??..maybe Pete should know, the canvas firm are obviously getting advertising for something their not delivering..sheesh

i wont hold my breath then..


phil

barryj1
barryj1  2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2011 - 10:44 AM

lovely shot great job!

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73848 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 9:21 AM

I thought I'd voted on this ages ago, as I've always loved this image. Superb bit of photography just superb (would have got my award had I seen it at the time).

Wonder what it looks like in mono?

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