Thursday, 10 May 2007

Sushi - 寿司カート

Corner Bridge and Trafalgar Street, Central Business District, Nelson, New Zealand

Nikon D200
AF Nikkor 35-135mm F3.5-4.5 @ 85mm
F4.2, 1/125, ISO-100

6 comments:

  1. Tena koe ehoa
    I like very much the kinetic energy this man adds to this static scene. There's a connectivity of human relationship and food that is exposed on a subliminal level with his inclusion in the shot.

    It's very interesting and exciting to see you venture into b&w street photography Ben. I think on some levels it's a great exercise in learning photography and our own self awareness as a photographer within this environment.

    I beleive street photography teaches us to think, adapt and compromise location, light, humidity, temperature and people and perhaps most importantly of all, "our own comfort zone". It forces you to engage in making a personal connectivity (whether directly or in-directly) through the medium of your camera.

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  2. Love the B&W street scene. ndiginiz covered all the whys pretty well.

    I don't eat sushi, and I would be afraid to try it from a street vendor.

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  3. Cheers Ndiginiz, JAM.
    The theme (street in B&W) was always in my mind. I did took few and posted here in past but I decided to make this as long series shots. All the shots are taken around lunch time in CBD (Fist shot is the only one that from different day).
    I need to wear different cap when I am taking this shot. It forces me to think differently to see everyday scene and that is the interesting part. There is much more interesting subjects from where we forgot to pay attention to.
    My main subject is always a landscape but I do occasional side ways like close-up and everyday scene. The B&W is one variation to colour but it need to look at light and contrast more than when I shooting in colour. I'm usually converting original colour image to B&W, but it still need to think about B&W image when composing the image.

    I hope you all enjoy the series and give some guidance through the comment if possible. This is first attempt to make a long series and I may try smiler one in the future.

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  4. I just revisited your comment Ndiginiz.

    I totally agree with you especially this part.

    "I beleive street photography teaches us to think, adapt and compromise location, light, humidity, temperature and people and perhaps most importantly of all, "our own comfort zone". It forces you to engage in making a personal connectivity (whether directly or in-directly) through the medium of your camera."

    I think I've getting some addiction of this street photo. I'm sure I will try again and again. At same time, I will try to keep my area of interest wide open.

    Cheers.

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  5. Very good Ben. Of the three recent b&w images i prefer this one - the crop is tighter and the focus is lighter in the frame, drawing our eyes more easily in. Very good pictures.

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