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'Old-Timer Gossip'

Post by davechinn » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:29 pm

I captured these two prior to Cincinnati Reds parade opening day 2017. They seemed to be enjoying their conversation, so I decided to capture them in the process. I have no clue as to what the gossip was about other than in one photo they seemed to be inspecting a flaw, scratch or maybe just a smudge on the grill of the old Mack firetruck. Comments and suggestions welcomed.
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Post by Duck » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:35 pm

I love the first image as the story is quite evident. Great interaction within the frame with enough interest to hold the viewer.

Second image is interesting but a little more static. We know there's a conversation going on but it's not very animated. A quiet, reflective, reminiscent image many people can relate to.

Both very well captured.
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Post by LindaShorey » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:20 pm

Love the processing, Dave! Duck's feedback is great; I learn a lot from him. Now I see #2 as two gentlemen who are very comfortable with another, probably friends since childhood. The flags, the shiny bell, the suspenders and caps - I'm really loving the details of this "quiet" moment.
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Post by minniev » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:54 pm

davechinn wrote:I captured these two prior to Cincinnati Reds parade opening day 2017. They seemed to be enjoying their conversation, so I decided to capture them in the process. I have no clue as to what the gossip was about other than in one photo they seemed to be inspecting a flaw, scratch or maybe just a smudge on the grill of the old Mack firetruck. Comments and suggestions welcomed.
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Either of these alone is an excellent street image of interaction set before an interesting environment but together they tell a more complete photo story of these men. I like the intensity of the interaction and the intentional movement in the first, but the kitchen sink in me loves the rich environmental context in the second. Well done.
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Post by davechinn » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:28 pm

Duck wrote:I love the first image as the story is quite evident. Great interaction within the frame with enough interest to hold the viewer.

Second image is interesting but a little more static. We know there's a conversation going on but it's not very animated. A quiet, reflective, reminiscent image many people can relate to.

Both very well captured.



Thank you Duck for your comments and thoughts with these two images. As with anything, everyone has their favorites and I appreciate yours. At a young age I use to go (in a very southern Kentucky town) with my Grandfather to witness this type of environment, whittling and chewing tobacco as they gossiped, and me not being old enough to understand the conversation. Childhood memories, oh what a treat. I think this is why I stopped to observe and capture this event. I appreciate your comments as it adds to my own thoughts.
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Post by davechinn » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:44 pm

LindaShorey wrote:Love the processing, Dave! Duck's feedback is great; I learn a lot from him. Now I see #2 as two gentlemen who are very comfortable with another, probably friends since childhood. The flags, the shiny bell, the suspenders and caps - I'm really loving the details of this "quiet" moment.



Thank you Linda !!! Yes I agree, Duck is pretty thorough, but I would like to think I learn a little something from everyone at one time or another. Glad you like the processing and yes, they were probably childhood friends. I appreciate your feedback.
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:05 pm

great captures and treatment. I favor the second only because it is more timeless (no shiny NEW truck in the background)

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Post by Duck » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:38 pm

LindaShorey wrote:[...]Duck's feedback is great; I learn a lot from him. [...]

davechinn wrote:[...]Yes I agree, Duck is pretty thorough, but I would like to think I learn a little something from everyone at one time or another. [...]


I appreciate the votes of confidence, but as Dave mentions, I too learn from everyone here. That's why I particularly enjoy this site more than any other, past, present and future.

We all have our own experiences that help inform the image making process. I look to others where my knowledge and experience lacks and feel all the richer for it. That's why I love conversations about what the artist was thinking when the shutter was clicked or the steps taken in post processing. There are always little nuggets of knowledge to be mined.
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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:50 am

Both shots well done Mr. Chinn but number two takes the cake...Piet's comment of timeless is spot on. I've no thoughts for improvement...

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Post by davechinn » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:52 pm

PietFrancke wrote:great captures and treatment. I favor the second only because it is more timeless (no shiny NEW truck in the background)



Thank you Piet !!! I agree and never gave it any thought to the truck in the background, which is something I should have caught in PP, for I'm sure I would have made some sort of correction to camouflage the truck. Thanks for pointing that out to me.
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