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San Francisco streets

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Chuck Pike, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Chuck Pike

    Chuck Pike Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 3, 2010
    Charlotte, NC.
    These are not taken with a m 4/3 camera, but with one of the very first digital cameras that were available, the Nikon 5000, a 5 megapixel p&s. It was the camera that started me down the digital path, but they are pure street and if you allow me I would like to share a few of these with you over the next few weeks.

    I took a trip to San Francisco, with a Amtrak train to Seattle and back. This first shot is just walking down the street in San Francisco’s Chinatown. This shot was taken with a flip out screen (yes, the earliest digital cameras had one), and the young lady cleaning watches didn’t know I had taken her picture.

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    I saw this man walking with a woman on each arm as they walked down the street and pretty much took a grab shot.

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    San Francisco isn’t a warm city, so when the temp goes up the outdoor café’s fill up.

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    San Francisco has wonderful museums, this is outside of Legion of Honor. I tried different filters in my Nik software, but then returned to the neutral filter as it was the only one that kept the fog as I remember seeing it.

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    And last one from inside the museum of a woman looking at a display case.

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    I am going through my files in LR3, and converting lots of my old files to b&w. I shot b&w for around 40 years and loved it. When I purchased the Nikon 5000 in 2002 I started shooting color for the first time. I placed my enlarger in storage to see if I would like digital and six months later sold it for more than it cost me (good timing as a few months later the store I sold it to went all digital). When I saw my first print made with a D100 I put all my film camera equipment away and went full time digital, but mostly color. Nik software has made the conversion of these files easy.

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