A Long Walk on a Rainy Night

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by phrenic, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    (aka maybe I need a weatherproof camera)

    My wife needed some baking ingredients..so here is an excuse to get out on my own and take some night shots. Too bad it was pouring rain..oh well, good excuse to get a 40 min walk each way. And I even saved $2.75 on transit..which I can put towards an OMD. :wink:

    All shots taken with G5, 20mm and shot in raw. I believe all but the first one are shot wide-open at ISO 3200.

    P1010747 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    P1010738 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    P1010737 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr
    (My knockoff of the Olympus dramatic tone filter)

    P1010731 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr
    I had to desaturate the hell out of this neon blue building. Just bizarre looking in person.

    P1010729 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr
    This shot demonstrates the limitation of a tripod when the bridge is vibrating like hell.

    P1010722 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    I see a little silhouetto of a man..

    P1010721 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    C&C always appreciated. Cheers!
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  2. tol1l1yboy

    tol1l1yboy Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 12, 2013
    Fantastic images. The first one is my fav!
  3. I do like your after dark rainy night urban photography.
  4. rain__z

    rain__z Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 1, 2012
    Toronto, Ontario
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Great set, nicely done. :thumbup:
  6. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Whenever they film in NYC the street sweepers wet down the streets so they get reflections like in #3.
  7. fuSi0n

    fuSi0n Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 11, 2013
    Bavaria, Germany
    The first one is brilliant!
  8. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Thanks for the kind comments, guys. I'm glad people liked the first shot. I was playing around with it in black and white (for the more traditional street photography look) but I think it benefits from the colours. I suppose it fits my shooting style a bit more..I prefer details and textures for the eyes to wander around rather than simpler shapes. One of the fun things about being in the city..always lots of things happening in every scene. ;)

    (for the curious, it's using a pre-set of mine which I tend to use for urban landscapes..WB moved towards green, slight desaturation, vignetting, and a touch of grain)
  9. scott0487

    scott0487 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 10, 2012
    Steamboat Springs, CO
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    I like all of them, but especially the one with the purple windows for some reason. Thanks.

  10. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    SE Essex, UK
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    1 & 3 are my favs.

    I like your home-grown presets :thumbup:
  11. Tapper

    Tapper Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2013
    Great photos!

    You will love the OMD's weather sealing since you like shooting it the rain. :)