A nice walk in Weston Super Mare...

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  1. Bristol Pete

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    Had a walk in Weston Super Mare today. A nice stroll along the sea front, met a few nice people along the way. Nothing special.

    What I found interesting today is that I think I prefer using film cameras now.

    Cant explain it, but they seem to expose better - but maybe that just the highlights flashing on review when you have an awful white sky that cant be dialled in!

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    Hi ya


    2nd one does it for me Pete, think its the way they are holding hands, very well taken.

    Cheers Holo:smashin::smashin:
     
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    camel toe in last pic



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    #2 is great. i love that photo.

    Mooses Hoof
     
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    Interesting you mention the better exposure with film, maybe the higher dynamic range, but also the processor developer adds their own quality.
    Do you do you own processing?

    It's always been my intention to go back to film once I've developed better skills using digital.

    dSLRs are the perfect learning platform for photography :smashin:
     
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    #1 and #2 for me Pete :smashin:

    I love these 'semi-posed' shots of normal people in the street. How do you go about getting them to pose for you.......just a quick chat and 'Can I take your picture?'

    I think #2 steals it by a long shot :clap:
     
  7. Bristol Pete

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    Yeah, pretty much, just talk to people, ask them and then shoot. I was gutted after shot 2 as I realised the bench at the rear of the shot cluttered it somewhat, but it just about works.

    The picture of the lady in the wheel chair works a a bigger picture. I printed off at A4 last night on decent paper on it looks great, especially given the context of the life ring and the old lady.

    Cheers for the kind words all. It was a hard shoot yesterday, simply as to where the sun, or what little light there was falling.
     
  8. Bristol Pete

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    I dont know. These look like good digital pictures, but last weeks street stuff looks like decent photo's. Falling in love with film is hard due to the restrictions and cost.

    Maybe I am just being a cock.
     
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    I like the set and well done for getting out. Some of us just think about doing something while your actually doing it. Nice work :smashin:
     
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    Roy Keane #3 ;)

    2 is my fav
     
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    The first two are great. Did you know these people or did you just wander up, talk to them for a bit and ask if you could take their photo?
     
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    A bit of both. The thing is, it worries me that people think I am some sort of street guru. I am not. There are far better snappers out there. I do however have an ability to talk to people. Been there since I was a kid. I got it from my Dad who was an entertainer. I worked as a benefit adviser for 7 odd years and dealt with ex offenders, ranging from Paedophiles (dont make any comments please) to multiple killers so I kinda learnt more that way.

    Dont forget, that everyone has a back story and very few people take an interest. Especially the homeless people. Stopping and talking can and often is a highlight of the day for some people.

    Pete.
     
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    Another vote for number 2 - it's a cracker.
     
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    Another 1 for no #2. The lighting and everything is amazing :)
     
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    #2 Is really great

    #6 This is my personal favourite, I like the difference in facial expression between those on the left and those on the right.
     
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    That's a useful knack. Do you give the people you photograph a business card or anything for them to track down the photo you've taken if they want (for example on Flickr)?

    Talking of speaking to and photographing homeless people, have you come across Stoneth's work on Flickr? It's very powerful stuff:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stoneth
     
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    Nice stuff Pete - Your connection with the subject is plain to see. That, armed with technically sound photography makes this a great set.
     

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