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Shoreditch on Sunday

arno
Posted 15/08/2011 - 23:11 Link
Went to see the Thomas Struth exhibition in the Whitechapel Gallery on Sunday and, while I was in the area, took the opportunity to take some snaps around Shoreditch. C&C welcome - I'm pretty new to DSLR shooting (having graduated from micro-4/3) so lots to learn!

1. Still only partly gentrified
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2. Can't think of a title - suggestions welcome!
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3. No4 Princelet Street
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4. Car Park on Curtain Road
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All shot on a K7 with a mix of the 18-135mm and 31mm Limited lenses
dougf8
Posted 15/08/2011 - 23:25 Link
I really like 2 and 3. The colours, reflections and layers in 2 appeal, getting a bit Saul Leiter. 3 is almost from another age apart from the shiny bollard and Mickey and Minnie to bring you back to now(ish). Shame you didn't do 3 with the 31mm, (sorry, I hate this kind of comment) , I'd love to see it slightly punchier and sharper.
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Edited by dougf8: 15/08/2011 - 23:31
arno
Posted 16/08/2011 - 09:04 Link
Thanks!
Funny you mention using the 31mm for shot 3. I was actually experimenting by keeping the 18-135 at about 70mm to see how useful I would find that focal length. The answer was "surprisingly useful" so the only question now is whether to go for the 70 or the 77!
snappychappy
Posted 16/08/2011 - 09:18 Link
3 is very nice, but a great set.
womble
Posted 16/08/2011 - 09:53 Link
Two and three stand out as excellent shots. "Can't think of a title" is a surreal mix of colours and images.

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Pentaxophile
Posted 16/08/2011 - 10:27 Link
Love no. 2.
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thoughton
Posted 16/08/2011 - 10:44 Link
2 is very interesting Perhaps something along the lines of 'Fallen angel', or 'RTA reflections'.
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arno
Posted 16/08/2011 - 11:41 Link
thanks for the comments everyone. funny thing about No2 was that my first reaction was "how do I shoot the dummy without the reflection?". took a while to realise that the reflection might add to it
aliengrove
Posted 16/08/2011 - 12:06 Link
No 2 is excellent: "Suggestions welcome!" seems a good title to me!
BillM
Posted 16/08/2011 - 21:37 Link
No. 2 is striking....good take.
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Smeggypants
Posted 16/08/2011 - 23:37 Link
Very nice set indeed. My favourite by far is #2. It doesn't need a title, it speaks for itself!
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Frogfish
Posted 17/08/2011 - 12:21 Link
I love #2 - great shot !!

How about calling it ' Electric Sheep'
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Snootchies
Posted 17/08/2011 - 14:16 Link
Another vote for number 2. A great example of seeing things with a different eye.
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dougf8
Posted 19/08/2011 - 20:36 Link
3. No4 Princelet Street

Is on the TV (the house not your photo), just watching it on Yesterday, the Supersizers go Restoration . It's their pad. So it gets rented out as a TV set by the looks of it. No wonder it isn't done up.
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Edited by dougf8: 19/08/2011 - 20:38
Blaze
Posted 20/08/2011 - 10:06 Link
Seeing No. 2 made me think of a new take on "Resusci Annie" .
Nice collection - I love No. 3 which could have looked nice in b/w.

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