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A Gentlemen's Agreement

Post by minniev » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:13 pm

A handshake between two street performers sharing the same corner of Bourbon St for the night: Tin Foil Man and the Littlest Drummer.

Dave Chinn and I just finished a 4 day stay in New Orleans. We suffered 100 degree heat and stifling humidity to bring back a bunch of street shots that we'll share with you over time. Our spouses decided we were nuts by the end of Day Two and hung around on cool patios or in air conditioning. It was a bunch of fun though, and we kept talking about how much we wished for some other of our buddies! You missed a treat.

But we will give you another chance next fall when we intend to go to Maine, and rent a house on Monhegan Island.

For this shot, any suggestions are welcome as you all know Street is not my main thing. Dave was closer to them and will have a totally different angle and image (likely much better).
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:39 pm

This is gonna be fun..loved y'alls last trip. Well composed and presented minniev...kitchen sink works well here

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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:03 am

very cool Min!

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Post by minniev » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:31 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:39 pm
This is gonna be fun..loved y'alls last trip. Well composed and presented minniev...kitchen sink works well here
I'm looking forward to seeing Dave's versions. Shooting with a friend teaches you so much.

I only know kitchen sink. Dave has the closeups.
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Post by minniev » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:31 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:03 am
very cool Min!
Thanks!
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Post by pop511 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:33 pm

Took me a few seconds to work out kitchen sink and close up.. :)
A close up will of course add intimacy, but what you have added is atmosphere. You have put it all in perspective and space. Where they are and what they are doing.
Your thoughts?
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Post by minniev » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:14 pm

pop511 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:33 pm
Took me a few seconds to work out kitchen sink and close up.. :)
A close up will of course add intimacy, but what you have added is atmosphere. You have put it all in perspective and space. Where they are and what they are doing.
Your thoughts?
kind regards;
Kitchen sink is my style - I include lots of context, and am told in many well informed quarters that I include way too much of it when it's the subject that is most important. I stubbornly cling to what I see as the picture, which includes all that extraneous context, though occasionally I am persuaded to scale back a little. There are plenty of people who do it "right" so I think the world can afford one stubborn old photographer who insists on including everything but the kitchen sink.
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Post by davechinn » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:32 pm

minniev wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:13 pm
A handshake between two street performers sharing the same corner of Bourbon St for the night: Tin Foil Man and the Littlest Drummer.

Dave Chinn and I just finished a 4 day stay in New Orleans. We suffered 100 degree heat and stifling humidity to bring back a bunch of street shots that we'll share with you over time. Our spouses decided we were nuts by the end of Day Two and hung around on cool patios or in air conditioning. It was a bunch of fun though, and we kept talking about how much we wished for some other of our buddies! You missed a treat.

But we will give you another chance next fall when we intend to go to Maine, and rent a house on Monhegan Island.

For this shot, any suggestions are welcome as you all know Street is not my main thing. Dave was closer to them and will have a totally different angle and image (likely much better).

It was an exciting trip of events ... even with temperatures of or near 100 degrees. In New Orleans there is never a dull moment. Always something going on.

I have one similar to the one you posted Minnie, but I think yours has a more meaningful exchange because the handshake is noticeable. I almost passed up the two without taking a shot. Hope you don't mind that I post my version here, which is of course a B&W conversion.
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Post by minniev » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:08 pm

Yours has a different story, more ethereal and I imagine a dark enchanting mystery novel with this as the cover. I would love to see you post your versions with mine! I'll do the same if you want. I think it is so interesting to see the different ways the same scene can be captured and presented.
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Post by pop511 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:22 am

Minnie
" it's the subject that is most important."
In many instances, yes. No argument with that and I am familiar now with your style.
Your setting in the street and me as an outsider, tells the STORY better.
Have fun;
ed davis

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