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Londons street entertainers!! Critique plz!

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  1. geofftelforduk

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    Hi all! I am working in London this week and last night I went for walkies around Covent Garden with my 20D and a nifty fifty on board!!

    Heres a couple of the memories!! Let me know what you think! There is a little bit of quality degradation due to resizin!!!

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    Thanks for takin the time to look at these! I know I still have alot to learn!!!
     
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    The first one is really good, really well caught!

    Shame about the one with the chap on the tightrope, his face is obscured by the thing he's juggling :(

    Just out of interest, how many pictures did you throw away?
     
  3. seany

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    Frist one's a very nice shot mate ( which you've posted twice by the way)
     
  4. geofftelforduk

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    Steve, thanks for the comments!! What about this one!! Mmm, I probably threw out about 30 or so!! I know its terrible, but I am learning!!

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    The beauty of digital photography! Those 30 you chucked cost nothing apart from battery life!

    The second picture of the bloke on the tightrope is better as you can see his face. I'm still drawn to the woman looking directly at him on the steps though :)
     
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    first one for me again, good capture
     
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    Yep, first one for me aswell... thought I do quite like Mr. Blue, must take him ages to put on his makeup :D

    Regards,
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  8. geofftelforduk

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    Yeah seany, I apologize for the double posting but when I was embedding the shots the first time for some reason it wouldnt display! Thanks for the comments!!!
     
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    No need to say sorry mate :smashin:


    thanks for sharing;)
     
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    Sometimes B&W can work well. Couple examples attached from Juggler I found in Stratford on Avon the other week. Shame the shots were taken only 2 days after "strange" comp, as I could have used 2nd shot there in some guise ;)
     

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    I prefer the black guy shot. Its saying something. Great focus and contrast.
    #1 Dont like the bypasser by her chin. Distracting.
    #2 Dont like the bike or bollards.
    #3 Great
    #4 Verticals arent vertical and those two girls spoil the shot.

    You did ask!
     
  12. seany

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    I have a book "20th century photography" 759 pages detailing works by every major artist from every field of the last 100 years and not more then 10 colour photos in it.


    If anything it's sometimes colour works well :laugh:


    Much prefer black and white myself
     
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    Hard sometimes shooting such things without capturing people in them. A lot of the time other people in them make the photo. What's a street performer without an audience after all. Verticals are not the main issue in street photography, where hand holding is your tripod and buildings are not your subject, and often only seconds to capture a moment.

    Some shots from the very small and crowed streets of york last bank Holiday where, it's hard not to have a performer blocked by passers by

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  14. geofftelforduk

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    Sean, I love the mood in #1, its class!!

    That guy in #2 certainly has a challenge on his hands! I think (personal opinion) that the violin/viola is one of the most difficult instruments to make sound good, never mind having to control a little devil aswell!!

    Excellent capture on #3! Love the facial expression!

    Great perspective on #4!!!

    But #1 still does it for me!! Excellent shot!!

    Doh, I missed #5 and #6 the first time round!!

    Pretty guitarist, nice one!! :smashin:

    Strange concept for street entertaining but I love the facial expressions on the performer and on some of the audience behind!!

    Tata for sharing!!!
     
  15. seany

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    Historical inaccuracies in Brave heart just get worse and worse:laugh:

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    Lovin it!!
     

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