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What are your favourite Flickr clichés?

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  1. AMc

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    Browsing groups the other day I started to wonder what were my favourite/least favourite recurring themes and subjects.
    Here are mine, please post yours.

    #3 "Street" - I've taken a picture of someone having a fag without them knowing, I've done a B&W conversion therefore it's "art".

    #2 "Urban" - I've taken a picture of a bus. I've added a detailed description of exactly which bus it is.

    #1 "I am a photographer" - I've taken a picture of one of my cameras with another one of my cameras and posted it to groups for both cameras. I've attracted several comments of "Nice camera!".
     
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  3. AMc

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    There's one user who regularly posts pictures of UK buses in a group I follow which is mainly "art" photography/phoneography and is run by a USA based camera accessory supplier. :confused:
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    I was tempted to include "look at this plane, it's just like the last plane" (to me anyway :devil: )

    Nice - Phone users is a good'un :thumbsup:

    Favourite in either case or both - it's only supposed to be light hearted - I've taken plenty of cliched pictures and I'm sure I will again :thumbsup: :D
     
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    #3 is a tricky one. There are a lot of very boring average shots of people in the street and as you say folk say it's art. However, there are some street photography that is extremely well taken, adds interest, or taken from a particular point of view that make it interesting. As Dan's pic show you can take "a picture of someone having a fag without them knowing" and do a "B&W conversion" and create a great picture. I think the issue is more just that people assume they can take a pic of someone/something in the street and it's automatically 'cool' etc without getting a good composition etc etc.

    #2 Buses are the ultimate and if you want to be explored you must take nothing but photos of buses ;)

    #1 We all like to take pictures of things we love. I don't have kids so have to take pics of my cameras instead :laugh:
    [​IMG]DSC_4495 Crop by TDG-77, on Flickr
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    You forgot #1a, the selfie in the mirror ;)
    [​IMG]DSC_1627 by TDG-77, on Flickr
     
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    Street and b&w when combined can be good. Some on here will remember ami/hiker, she was close to genius when it came to this. Not that she would ever use Flickr, her pics usually had a half life of about 6 hours before she would delete them, interesting turn of phrase as well to explain the pictures. I still remember her cross in a graveyard with dismembered hands (but what does that say about me????).

    There are a few of her's left on here - The Candid/Street Thread
     
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    Photos of selfies. Personally I quite like the photos of people and groups taking selfies. Even better when you can see their screen clearly.
     
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    Astro. And I'm sometimes guilty of this one....look at all the stars / Milky Way! I put my camera on a tripod and left the shutter open for a long time. Then I played in Lightroom until thousands of stars appeared even though what I actually could see at the time was the glow of street lights ;)
     
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    Yeah, but your end results are pretty stunning imo.
     
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    Nice camera! ;)

    I need to look at more Astro :)
    What I've seen suggests a lot of time and effort. The subject isn't a favourite but I admire the effort and technique.

    I've not seen many pics of selfie taking so that's one to track down too!

    HDR landscapes :eek: wow! Is that a common occurrence? I need to check out more landscape groups :)

    Ultra wide angle of a spiral staircase anyone? :devil: ;)
     
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    For me I find it about the same amount of time and effort in terms of travel, time taking the pictures and post processing as regular landscape, and less than sports or events, with three important caveats and one exclusion:
    1. Excludes pictures of deep sky objects composed from 100s of individual images over days. I've never tried that but would be very time consuming I think.
    2. It's vital to have a wide angle lens that is sharp wide open, otherwise it's endless messing about and ultimately less than satisfying results
    3. Timing has to be flexible. On clear nights with no moon I set the alarm as needed. E.g. Last week that meant getting up and out at 2am and back by 5am.
    4. Need to scope out suitable locations in advance so you know exactly where to go and no messing about in the dark. ideally with a good landscape and little street lights etc.
    definitely worth giving it a try.
     
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    For me its putting the word 'photography' after their name. Makes them sound like a pro until you see the images.
     
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    :blush::blush::blush:
     
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    Unless they are shots worthy of the title of course ;-)
     
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    ...keep blushin' :devil: :D
     
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