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Cinematic/street photos of Wellington

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by penWS, May 14, 2014.

  1. penWS

    penWS Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 7, 2013
    New Zealand
    I took some random shots in the city while walking home, all with the Olympus 45mm 1.8. I thought about doing something different with them and decided to create a 'cinematic' effect, as I thought that would add a bit of interest.:biggrin: I'm pretty new to street photography, comments and critics welcome! Cheers.

    '25 minutes from home'
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    'The park'
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    'Running out of time'
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    'Old friends'
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    'Rush hour'
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  2. Ellsass

    Ellsass Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 15, 2014
    I like it. How'd you achieve that look? Was it all PP?
     
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  3. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    I've always been enchanted with the "look", and wished the cinematic ratio was a format option on the camera. There wouldn't be additional cost in production for the manufacture to provide the format in its software.
     
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  4. penWS

    penWS Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 7, 2013
    New Zealand
    Thanks, yes just some photoshop and lightroom adjustments to change the tone, and crop to 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
     
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  5. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    Well done.
     
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  6. nardoleo

    nardoleo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2013
    Singapore
    Leo
    Nice! Especially the first shot.
     
  7. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Lovely set. Love the 'look' throughout the whole set. Thanks for sharing
     
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  8. penWS

    penWS Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 7, 2013
    New Zealand
    Thanks, first is my favorite.. although it is not the sharpest of shots, had to bump the iso to 3200 at the time because I was getting blurry shots at 1600.
     
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  9. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Very nice. I like the super wide idea for street shooting and the processing adds to it. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  10. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    gus
    Absolutely terrific! The photos strongest point besides the tasty pp is the well balanced composition... except nr 4;)
    Inspiring to watch!
     
  11. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 28, 2009
    Texas
    These are very cool. I think you pulled off the cinematic feel extremely well. That first shot, especially, looks like a movie still. Great stuff.
     
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  12. penWS

    penWS Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 7, 2013
    New Zealand
    Thanks for the feedback, what should I do to make it better? Perhaps get closer/compose the group in the middle? Cheers..
     
  13. penWS

    penWS Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 7, 2013
    New Zealand
    Thanks! I wasn't expecting such positive feedback for my first attempts at street photography.:smile:
     
  14. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 12, 2012
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    gus
    That guy to the left ruins the photo. Clone him away and everything is just fine:)
     
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  15. DigitalD

    DigitalD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2014
    Miami
    David
    Nice work! Love the effect and you got the tone and tints just perfect!
     
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  16. zap

    zap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 23, 2012
    uk
    thx for sharing!!
     
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  17. penWS

    penWS Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 7, 2013
    New Zealand
    Thanks, it is good to know all these!
     
  18. Scrowley91

    Scrowley91 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 26, 2014
    You should definitely post some post-processing how to! Love these!
     
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  19. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i love this, i remember when Kelly was doing a lot of this type of stuff, and i could never get it to look right on my end! bah to you both! :D lol

    i wonder if theres some stupidly easy way to add the photo onto a black background, is there an automatic thingy for that???
     
  20. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    the only bad thing i can think to say, for cc, is that some of the people seem cut off at the legs in an awkward place. either less body, or more body. i know this could be difficult to frame since you have to mentally estimate how much will get chopped later on.