Wishin' and Hopin'

By SlowSong
I had to drag myself out today so I went round the park to try out the 45-150mm panny lens. I didn't stay long.

Not sure about the lens, I think I still prefer DSLRs, but I can nearly read the plaque on the bench when I enlarge the image. It's in memory of someone called Googe (I think) dated 1918 - 1937. Not bad for full zoom nor in the noise department at ISO 800.

Tags: Photo journalism General Candid Black and white Portraits and people

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 4:00PM
Valentine Park? No wonder he's keeping an eye on the horizon.

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AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 4:01PM
Good title Chris - I vaguely remember this park from my days of living on your patch. Smile great mono of an Eastender.
11 Aug 2013 4:11PM
Excellent candid capture
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
11 Aug 2013 4:13PM
A lovely candid !!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 4:33PM

Quote:Valentine Park? No wonder he's keeping an eye on the horizon.

Only Moira could have spotted that..

A great image...

Regards Nathan
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
11 Aug 2013 5:13PM
He looks cool..............GrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
11 Aug 2013 6:58PM
Good b&w candid shot. The ability of the lens appears to be nice.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 7:05PM
What a dude, hobbit legs though! Excellent shot, Chris!

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Aug 2013 9:14PM
Looks like he needs a cool drink!
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
11 Aug 2013 10:14PM
A well observed candid and the choice of mono presentation works well.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 10:35PM
The bench space on the left is for his imaginary valentine.....maybe she'll turn up, if he keeps wishin' and hopin'.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 4:52AM
Quote:The bench space on the left is for his imaginary valentine.....maybe she'll turn up, if he keeps wishin' and hopin'.
What if he's waiting for a "He"? ... In London you never know... Grin
It's a very good image! IB
12 Aug 2013 7:58AM
Suits mono too much.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Aug 2013 9:30AM
Not bad at all, Chris...in fact, it's a super candid shot! Wink
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 9:42AM
Very well suited to a mono - excellent candid!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
12 Aug 2013 4:35PM
Fabulous composition! Excellent candid capture, Chris SmileSmile

This looks really good to me, Chris. If you're not sure about the lens it may not be the G5 but the kit lens. Saying that, sensor size-wise, a DSLR would generally trump M4/3rds, I reckon. But I still think the lens and processing engine play a big part. The engine here may not be key since the G5 is supposed to be good, ya? So maybe it's a matter of the lens? If you're used to getting better pics with your SLR, I mean.

Sorry...just waffling Grin

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Aug 2013 11:19PM
looks good to me. I often see a guy like that round here, he has got greenish tinted glasses.. funny I immediately thought so has your chap. or pink ones . there you go, mono gets the fantasy going Smile
I never tried a 4:3 I think my D3x is small and the d800 is not half as grippy. Wouldn't want any viewfinder smaller than that. But then you are probably more into stealth than I am.

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