A few shots walking around Cambridge

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by MilkshakeFiend, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. MilkshakeFiend

    MilkshakeFiend Mu-43 Regular

    May 18, 2012
    Salford, Manchester
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    I thought I'd take my EPL-1 for a walk around Cambridge, and see what I got. This is my first attempt at something other than wildlife, so C + C is very welcome!

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    (Yes, in the sunlight his bag WAS this... offensive?)

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    ^These guys were amazing. As a musician myself I'm often critical of buskers but blimey these two blew me away. They need to be recording.

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    I was actually trying to get her confused expression, but she looked up just as I shot. I think it turned out okay!

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    All of these were shot with an adapted Canon 50mm f1.8, which I foolishly forgot my lens hood for! Duh. Next trip around town will be testing out my new Helios 44M that I took delivery of today!

    Thanks for looking!

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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    You did well! I guess people in the wild is a natural step from wildlife :smile:. Remarkable how many people are on their phones. Even the biker in the first image seems to be. I wonder how we'll look at these 5-10y from now. The last one is the most successful for me. My only criticism is that, fwiw, I don't think the selective color thing makes that yellow bag photo stronger. Good first outing, for sure.
  3. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
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    I would hang that last shot on my wall :wink:
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    A great set with a nice variety of styles. The B&W shots with the selective color are nicely done. There are several that I would hang on the wall! :biggrin:
  5. TheCreativeD00m

    TheCreativeD00m Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2012
    Fort Worth, Tx
    You are making me miss Cambridge!! Lovely set, I'm not keen on selective coloring but I enjoyed the rest. Keep up the good work!
  6. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
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    Agree with Amin. Nice series. The last shot is stunning.
  7. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Ditto. Lived there for four years - love the city.

  8. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    the bench boys pic is spooky... its almost like hes sitting next to a ghost

    and love me some 5oclock shadow head/faces!
  9. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Looks like a good first outing. My fave is also the last, and the fellows on the bench made me look twice. Manual focusing on the street is a nice challenge!
  10. MilkshakeFiend

    MilkshakeFiend Mu-43 Regular

    May 18, 2012
    Salford, Manchester
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    Thanks for the comments guys! I love Cambridge, it's where I went to uni (not one of the ultra-prestigious ones though..!) so I guess I have a soft spot for it.

    Got a couple more the next day with my new Helios. Still getting used to it.

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    ^If you watch Fringe you'll see why I like this shot, otherwise it'll just look like an out of focus mess.

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    That's all from Cambridge for now... Off to Turkey in a few days!
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  11. TheCreativeD00m

    TheCreativeD00m Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2012
    Fort Worth, Tx
    I was stationed via the military there for a few years , I live how condensed it is unlike where I live now everything requires a car to get arou d
  12. MilkshakeFiend

    MilkshakeFiend Mu-43 Regular

    May 18, 2012
    Salford, Manchester
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    RAF Lakenheath/Mildenhall?