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St. Patricks Day Parade

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Ray Sachs, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Shot a bunch at the Philly St. Patricks Parade yesterday. A lof of shots of kids and adults, but the kids, for the most part, are the keepers. The first is color, the last relies on a bit of color to tell the story, the the rest are B&W with the occasional very small touch of color. I shot with both the GH2 and Nex, but these are all Nex. The full set includes gh2 shots and is at:

    Philly St. Patricks Parade - a set on Flickr

    -Ray

    In the first one, the big hair on top is fake anyway, so I lopped it off - consciously or subconsciously...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5526154779/" title="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="689" alt="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5526748396/" title="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (7) by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="689" alt="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (7)" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5526749092/" title="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (13) by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> 5526749092_4347fc4f37_b. "1024" height="689" alt="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (13)" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5526749174/" title="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (14) by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> 5526749174_34f64eba6d_b. "1024" height="689" alt="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (14)" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5526749406/" title="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (17) by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> 5526749406_b5d6d6c12a_b. "1024" height="689" alt="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (17)" /></a>

    This story was overwhelmed by color in the color version and there IS no story in B&W, so my wife suggested using the selective color more overtly than I had been. Let me know what you think...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5526156655/" title="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (19) by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="690" alt="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (19)" /></a>

    And one last one with a kid at heart:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5526156381/" title="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (15) by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="690" alt="Philly St. Patricks Day Parade 2011 (15)" /></a>
     
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  2. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    3rd from top is my personal fav', but they're all very impressive. The 'partial color' one is the one I like least ; not because of the colors, but because there's no driving force through the eyes of the persons. They all look in different ways, none in the camera's direction, and the woman looks simply bored. In my very humble and personal opinion, besides the echo between the text and the child, this picture is just void. If it were one of mine, I would file it in my 'too good to pass, to bad to show' directory. But don't take it wrong, it's a case of 'nobody speaks about timely trains' : the others are really really great.
     
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  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Thanks Mauve - that's the kind of input I'm looking for, having mixed feelings about the shot myself. I took it for the joke of the poster and the kid's hair, but it didn't work in either B&W or color. And I actually sort of like the vacant looks on the faces of the rest of the family - maybe they're not in on her secret! - but I'm just playing around with selective color and tend to prefer it much more subtle than that, or not at all.

    So I appreciate the second opinion.

    -Ray