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Some shots of NYC

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Arvin, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Arvin

    Arvin Mu-43 Regular

    129
    Jan 18, 2012
    Took the bus to NYC to explore the city. Crit and feedback welcome!

    A man shouts to get my attention. His name is Juan Leon from Columbia and he tells me that on my 60th anniversary I should wake up and tell my wife, "your love is like a grain of salt on my lips for the very first time."
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    Man attempts to hit on women using flavored chap stick, does not work.
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  2. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Nice set Arvin.
    Love the Juan story and shots, the scattering pigeons too.
     
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  3. tomrock

    tomrock Mu-43 Regular

    132
    Jun 21, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    These are great pictures. Not the usual NY set.
     
  4. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    777
    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Very good work here Arvin. I love the one taken from inside the shoe store, well done.
     
  5. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Fantastic. Love the pigeons. Wish the street sign was complete, though. Maybe crop out the partial "West" word, so it's just 33rd?

    IMO, the weakest three are the 2 after the flavored chapstick pic, and the one with the two roller bags. Outside of those 3, I think every other one is outstanding.

    I like the shoe store one. Did you set up and wait for that? The statue of liberty one is classic. Did you talk to that person at all?

    I like the work crew. Assuming that finger was for you?

    Love the motion in the mirror shot. Street vendor??

    And, of course, unimpressed (chapstick) woman's face is priceless.

    Are all shot with the flipp LCD out, at waist level?
     
  6. Rob917

    Rob917 Mu-43 Regular

    128
    Jul 18, 2011
    jacksonville, florida usa
    Robert
    +1

    Good story telling images, nicely composed.
    Two shots didn't work for me, the man hiting on the woman. I am wishing he was in focus. The other is the women with the red bags. The trash on the right is distracting. I know you had to grab the shot, it wasn't set up.

    All in all a nice photgraphic essay, more than a couple shots I wish I had taken.
     
  7. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Very nice set..
     
  8. Arvin

    Arvin Mu-43 Regular

    129
    Jan 18, 2012
    Thanks everyone!

    Fantastic. Love the pigeons. Wish the street sign was complete, though. Maybe crop out the partial "West" word, so it's just 33rd?

    IMO, the weakest three are the 2 after the flavored chapstick pic, and the one with the two roller bags. Outside of those 3, I think every other one is outstanding.
    Agreed. If only the garage door said something more interesting...

    I like the shoe store one. Did you set up and wait for that? The statue of liberty one is classic. Did you talk to that person at all?
    I did wait for it. Funny, though, since I thought nothing of it until I had it up on my computer. It's interestesing how opinions can flip-flop when viewing from camera/computer.


    I like the work crew. Assuming that finger was for you?
    I think he may have resented that I took the picture while he was working hard. I typically don't like these, b/c it means I've failed to gain my subjects trust and potentially upset them...not really my goal. But I did think it was comical how he lifted his grip from the heavy beam just to give me the finger, lol.

    Love the motion in the mirror shot. Street vendor??
    Chelsea Market indoors. She was frantically trying to sell jewelry. I like how the woman in the mirror is blonde.

    And, of course, unimpressed (chapstick) woman's face is priceless.

    Are all shot with the flipp LCD out, at waist level?

    These were all shot with the EVF, except the birds which was...arbitrarily held.



    thanks for the great feedback, guys!

    -a
     
  9. Azon

    Azon Mu-43 Regular

    131
    Jan 6, 2013
    Thanks for a pleasure of watching NY through your lens:)
    Excellent work!!!
     
  10. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Great mini-series here! :smile:
     
  11. tol1l1yboy

    tol1l1yboy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 12, 2013
    Chicago
    Lady crossing with cane owns. Great set.
     
  12. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Great captures, Arvin!. Too many favorite for a favorite.
     
  13. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Dude those are some seriously awesome shots, some of the best street photography I've seen in a while. Nice work.
     
  14. brianb032

    brianb032 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2011
    N.Carolina
    Great series and thanks for posting. I really enjoyed it.
     
  15. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2011
    NYC
    Wow, great shots! Can't wait to move to NYC this summer!
     
  16. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    +1

    Great storytelling images! :2thumbs:
     
  17. jsirkin

    jsirkin New to Mu-43

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    Mar 4, 2013
    Nice! What lens were you using?
     
  18. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Great set, Arvin. For me, the simple and strong compositions are best, so the photos of the pigeons and the man in front of the the shuttered door are the my favorites.
     
  19. noohoggin1

    noohoggin1 Instagram: @tomnguyenstudio

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    May 21, 2012
    MN
    Tom
    I highly enjoyed this series, thanks! :)
     
  20. Arvin

    Arvin Mu-43 Regular

    129
    Jan 18, 2012
    Thanks guys! I was using the 12-35 but switched over to the 25 1.4 and then really got into the groove...it just has a different look and feel.