Featured: 'The fair comes to town' by Al.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Al., Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
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    The following images are from the worlds biggest travelling fair, That arrives into Hull (my home city) for 1 week every year, records show its been coming here since the 13th century.

    All shot with EM-5 and Panasonic 14mm lens, all shot out of camera jpegs.

    (note 3rd image is a blend of night and day)














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  2. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    Gotta say, really lovely set.
  3. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 28, 2014
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    Peter Campbell
    I enjoyed those a lot. Thanks.
  4. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Great series. That first picture feels really ominous, lol.

    Loved looking through them. Thanks for posting.
  5. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
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    I went on 4 separate occasions, the day before it opened, a day visit and 2 night visits, the last night produced the sunset. The longest shutter speed was 1.3 seconds were the 5 axis IS came into its own as I don't like using tripods.
  6. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
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    Fairs are always a great place to get images, such diversity of subject matter. Thanks for sharing.
  7. randyspan

    randyspan Mu-43 Veteran

    May 24, 2014
    New Hampshire, USA
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    Randy Spann
    Really awsome jpegs! #3 - what a great idea!
  8. Fantastic shots. Especially the first shot of the incredible sunset. I had the Panny 14 but sold it. Great to see it being used to such impressive effect. :)
  9. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Very nice set, particularly the first one. That's a stunner!
  10. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
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    each shot a gem ... but I agree with your choice of which to put first, that one has stunning colours and tones.

    CGI could not do better
  11. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    A great set - particularly like No. 1, but excellent overall.

    Certainly a subject I don't see that much of!

  12. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
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    Fabulous documentary! Thanks for sharing it.
  13. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    Wow, awesome, and all out of camera jpgs!
  14. Phlash46

    Phlash46 Nikon Refugee

    Jul 1, 2014
    Montrose, NY
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    Bruce Gordon

    Really, really good series. You have a good eye and know your PP!:thumbup::thumbup:
  15. dannsing

    dannsing Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 18, 2014
    Very nice set! I just picked up the Pany 14mm and you have me inspired! And you did these handheld, too. Nice job!
  16. c0ldc0ne

    c0ldc0ne Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 9, 2012
    When you say that these are out of camera JPEGs, does that mean that no post processing was applied at all?

    Also, can you think of a reason for the rather nasty posterization going on in the bottom left corner of the first image? No criticism BTW, just an observation.
  17. byron2112

    byron2112 Mu-43 Regular

    May 22, 2011
    really nice set... every shot is interesting.

    thanks for sharing
  18. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
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    Hi, when I say, out of camera jpegs, maybe a bit misleading, as I have cropped slightly and added a bit of vignette. What I mean't was, that they were not shot RAW
    I never shoot RAW as my lightroom is version 3 and my photoshop is an early Cs6 and both will not recognise my Raw files from my EM5

    Now you mention it, the foreground does look a bit garish, I think I was bit too heavy trying to pull the shadows, Now if I had shot RAW.......

    And Yes all ,hand held, the longest 1.3 seconds but most taken at 1/30th - 1/60th
  19. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    These are outstanding and inspiring photos. Thanks for introducing us to this terrific genre of photo subjects with so much creativity.