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Brooklyn nights
« on: June 14, 2016, 12:35:53 AM »
Minolta TC-1 in its "night portrait" mode, aka fill-flash, with Tri-X.  When I first got the camera I took a pic of Satish just playing around in this mode and discovered, OK this has some possibilities. I go walking around Brooklyn at night and people don't notice or don't care I'm shooting flash (the first pic is someone I know so that doesn't count).

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 07:12:32 AM »
Wow! Wonderful mood, movements and lack of sharpness. Nice, very nice!

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 11:39:20 AM »
I must say I like them very much, being the second and the fourth my favourites. Why? I don't really know, because they are not sharp and they show some movement due to the slow speed, but the framing is very attractive indeed.

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 07:14:21 PM »
Really like the look of these shots. My favourite is the one with the Richard Branson look alike.

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 02:54:32 AM »
I like the set. It's an interesting use of one of those "modes" I would probably have ignored.
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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2016, 06:50:45 PM »
Nice! Love all the movement.

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2016, 01:42:03 AM »
added a couple more

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2016, 07:25:36 PM »
Eminently cool.

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2016, 07:10:02 PM »
What a great set. There is a real sense of  being in the moment when you lloook at these-excellent stuff.

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2016, 01:16:58 PM »
I really like these, the double exposures give them energy and keep them interesting.

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2016, 07:12:45 PM »
Awesome pictures, I should shoot much more in the dark und in the rain. Very inspiring and again: great pics.

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2016, 03:19:28 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2016, 07:35:14 PM »
Nice edge to this series.  Some of those look a bit risky--did you get chased and/or assaulted?

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2016, 10:16:11 PM »
Nice edge to this series.  Some of those look a bit risky--did you get chased and/or assaulted?

For the most part, people are surprisingly oblivious. It helps to have a tiny camera with a 28mm lens that people assume is not pointed at them on streets where flashes of light are par for the course. I only had one encounter where I was called out (didn't use the pic) but it ended fine.

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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2016, 02:18:52 AM »
My little essay around this series got picked up by Petapixel

http://petapixel.com/2016/08/15/love-street-photography-might-hate-even/

and is in Medium/Vantage
https://medium.com/vantage/brooklyn-by-night-bc86abde7704

Apparently I did not move Petapixel readers who were, in a sense, the target of the essay
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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2016, 05:23:37 PM »
Yep, these are really great. Thanks for posting the series here. I am a huge fan of the "night shot + flash" combo that you get on some point and shooters. It's great for adding movement and flava (TM) to night shots where you would otherwsie just have a static flas-heavy picture. I used to use it with my wife's old Canon Sureshot some years ago (examples from a 2003 anti-war march included below) and more recently with the Pentax Espio that I bought on Miller's recommendation (attached image at the end of the post....unfortunately, it's not a great photo, but you get the idea).


Anti-Bush Demonstration, London, 2003 by Ed Wenn, on Flickr


Anti-Bush Demonstration, London 2003 by Ed Wenn, on Flickr

I also tried replicating the effect with an Agfa Isola on bulb in concert with the flash form a digi camera. The process worked just fine, but I never really got round to taking any strong images with it. Here's one of a friend in a restaurant that almost worked:


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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 01:24:42 PM »
Impressed...
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Re: Brooklyn nights
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2017, 08:52:19 PM »
Nice sets!
That one guy with the blonde hair reminds me a bit of Sir Richard Branson...