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Is it "street" if it's on the beach?

Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:12 am

Taking in the setting sun on a chilly eve.
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Post by davechinn » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:39 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:12 am
Taking in the setting sun on a chilly eve.photoMentoris.jpg

Matt, I'm gonna take the plunge to comment on beating a dead horse issue. Many a discussion, debates and ARGUMENTS have been formed on "What is Street" ? To answer your question without going into any detail of what is and isn't, the image you posted is, IMO, would be considered street. However, depending on where you post and ask your question, other opinions will surface.
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Post by minniev » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:50 pm

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Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:12 am
Taking in the setting sun on a chilly eve.photoMentoris.jpg
I asked the same about a photo of a fisherman on a dock once, in a town that has no streets but only canals and wooden walkways. Started a firestorm, but my thought is yes, it’s people doing what people do in normal routines of their lives, which seems to fit what is now called “street” photography.

But on to the picture - yes, nice, and there is a picture or two within this one, even a portrait-orientation one with just the middle couple from rock through sky.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:51 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:12 am
Taking in the setting sun on a chilly eve.photoMentoris.jpg
davechinn wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Matt, I'm gonna take the plunge to comment on beating a dead horse issue. Many a discussion, debates and ARGUMENTS have been formed on "What is Street" ? To answer your question without going into any detail of what is and isn't, the image you posted is, IMO, would be considered street. However, depending on where you post and ask your question, other opinions will surface.
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As a well-known non-street-photographer, I agree with Dave. It depends. That said, I Googled "define street photography" and got back this:
Street photography is a type of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places. Street photographs are mirror images of society, displaying “unmanipulated” scenes, with usually unaware subjects.”
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I'm inclined to think that "...subjects in candid situations within public places..." sums it up well. By that definition you could shoot street in an elevator.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:33 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:12 am
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Dave, Minnie, Chuck,

Many thanks. I was on the way home from running errands and couldn't resist the temptation to take a right turn and visit the harbor. When I got there, the fellow on the left had his cellphone out, was facing right with the phone raised high for a selfie and the screen all aglow. By the time I got the camera out and rolled the window down, he had reviewed his photos, seemed satisfied, and turned toward the view. Bummer.

I will try the portrait orientation later today, Minnie. Excellent suggestion.

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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:48 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:12 am
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Debating if an image is Street because of the lack of a physically street is like debating if a pinecone is considered nature because it's sitting on your table. Street is a way of thinking, a culture unto its own within the arts and does not depend on pavement.

It's a cool image, and oddly I've been noticing more and more people stopping to watch the setting sun! S-
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