Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Most Dangerous Game

Street photographers get dirty looks now and again

This was taken with a Ricoh GX100 at full telephoto and cropped, so it's pretty grainy. Its a small sensor camera that takes really sharp photos but you can't do much with with upsizing as there's not enough bandwidth to play with. The transit terminal at the University of Arkansas gets both students and just plain folks passing through. Some are plainer than others. Some are made to look rough by comparison next to the bright, shiny new penny college students. The bus system is free to ride for all. It's subsidize by a student fee and federal money and that's why the public is welcomed. This isn't a great photo but I still like it.

 If you snap public environments and save images of "just folks" you get to freeze their dynamic situation, in situ, for posterity (sorta). I have some favorites of these captures and over the next few weeks I'll post a few, because I can.

I also have favorites of others I'll add for reference. In this case the following photo makes mine look shabby by comparison but it gives me something to strive for:

Here's another of mine, not to show competence of framing but to demonstrate one of the reasons why mine's lacking:

Robert Capa once said, "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.”

 And so it is.

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