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Lower NYC and G3 - C&C Welcome

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by napilopez, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

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    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    Just some shots from my stroll around lower Manhattan yesterday, on my way to get some food. C&C always welcome. Shot with my G3 using the 20mm f1.7 and the 45mm f1.8. Some cropped. All base iso, I believe. I love this combo. I just need something wider and I'll be happy.


    All RAW-->Lightroom 4.1

    1) This seemed to be an outdoor tile shop.
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    2) Nice to live in a place where people are free to be who they are
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    3) Red white and blue
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    4) Engine Co. 24
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    5) This was outside a theater
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    6) A man playing golf with milk cartons, hitting them across the street. Props.
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    7) A building on Broome St.
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    8) Same building, another view. It almost looks inside out if you stare closely(particularly on a B&W conversion)
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  2. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Nice shots... I like #3, 4, and 8 the most myself. The converging diagonals on #3 makes for a visually interesting composition. I'd be curious to see what the effect would be like with a wider lens too.
     
  3. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

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    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    Thanks! I had fun shooting these. This might be the first time I shoot without mostly shooting wide open/going for subject isolation, so it was an interesting exercise in composition for me. I'm usually much more of a street portraits guy.

    #3 was cropped significantly, since there were many street lights and cables around(you can see remnants on the lower left), distracting from the otherwise interesting view. With a wider lens, I probably could've moved closer to avoid much of it, and then maybe do some perspective correction if I needed to.

    I still need to get better at actually setting up my shots, since I'm doing more cropping than I would like, but I'll need a couple more lenses before that can happen comfortably.
     
  4. emirabal

    emirabal Mu-43 Regular

    Number 8 looks great. I live taking shots like this around the city as well.
     
  5. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

    826
    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    Thanks. There's just so much to see. It's a shame many tourists never go past the more flashy areas like times square and such.
     
  6. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    I loved your pictures!

    Nice!
     
  7. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Thanks for sharing. 3 + 8 are the most dynamic compositions with the powerful diagonal lines, and tight crop on 8. 6 is a great street shoot.

     
  8. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

    826
    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    Thank you! Ideally, I'd have left a little more headroom for 8, but since I was originally trying to capture as much of the building as I could, that didn't happen.
     
  9. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    I'm pretty sure shot #1 is a 9/11 memorial. They sprang up right after 9/11 with paper and cardboard messages. They now use more permanent materials.
     
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  10. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

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    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    Ah that makes perfect sense. I didn't have more time to inquire since I was in a hurry.
     
  11. nseika

    nseika Mu-43 Veteran

    260
    Nov 22, 2010
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Lois
    The selective colour for 2 is great :)

    And with the others. 3 and 8's diagonal line and cleanness made it stands out very much.
    Might spin and crop the last one a bit to make the points touching the frame edge, but that's just my impulsive behaviour.
     
  12. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

    826
    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    Thanks! I was thinking of doing that with 8, but it's been a while so I think I'll just leave it as is =P