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Project 52Dave's Project 52

The goal of Project 52 is to take a photo a week. This is an easier pace than the Project 365.
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Re: Dave's Project 52

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This is actually my first time to browse around inside the airport with camera in hand. At first, I felt a little uncomfortable, only because of security and how things are with today's issues. I'm sure I was being observed from a private room somewhere. Trying to be as discrete as possible, but I'm sure that was impossible. How often does an ole' man with a scraggly long grey beard, camera, long lens and backpack enter the airport lobby to browse as though he's on the streets? Discrete? Yea, right !!!
These are all well done, and I especially like the perspective. I feel like I'm there and hope you continue with this! S-
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davechinn wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Making every attempt to keep out of the Rut. I have week #2 of project 52 for all interested to view and critique. Since my first image was airport related, I felt the need to take the project inside this week. I have several images and thought I would make the project airport related throughout the whole year. Then I thought, no, airport security may catch wind of me after several visits with complains, so I decided against the idea. However, this may be the last of the airport for awhile.

This is actually my first time to browse around inside the airport with camera in hand. At first, I felt a little uncomfortable, only because of security and how things are with today's issues. I'm sure I was being observed from a private room somewhere. Trying to be as discrete as possible, but I'm sure that was impossible. How often does an ole' man with a scraggly long grey beard, camera, long lens and backpack enter the airport lobby to browse as though he's on the streets? Discrete? Yea, right !!!
Nice set, like the last one best, that's classic street. Yeah we don't wanta read about you in the news so be careful!
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These are very cool, Dave. I especially like the surprised look of the escalator man x2 with his reflection :) Also, #1 for the sharply angled line that I guess is an escalator or stairs, but appears to just drop off into nothing. Maybe it's that little airplane's runway?!
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I think the interiors are all outstanding (I confess to not having cared much for the exterior). I will also root for you as I don't think I could do this. Maybe a monthly but not a weekly. eekly. But being shy and terrified of handcuffs I wondered about doing this in airports, but then I saw this and thought about it:
Dave wrote:[...] "Trying to be as discrete as possible, but I'm sure that was impossible. How often does an ole' man with a scraggly long grey beard, camera, long lens and backpack enter the airport lobby to browse as though he's on the streets? Discrete? Yea, right !!!"
I wonder if being that conspicuous is key? "Watchful Eye" is unmistakably interested perhaps precisely because you are pointing a lens the size of a bazooka at him. Would the terroristas do that? I think instead they operate solely with camera phones. Blend in. Hide in plain sight. On the other hand (oh lordy there he goes again) coming in looking like you're the advance man for Star Wars could also be a hiding-in-plain-sight ploy. "He can't be a terrorist! He's too obviously a terrorist!" :lol:

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davechinn wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Making every attempt to keep out of the Rut. I have week #2 of project 52 for all interested to view and critique. Since my first image was airport related, I felt the need to take the project inside this week. I have several images and thought I would make the project airport related throughout the whole year. Then I thought, no, airport security may catch wind of me after several visits with complains, so I decided against the idea. However, this may be the last of the airport for awhile.

This is actually my first time to browse around inside the airport with camera in hand. At first, I felt a little uncomfortable, only because of security and how things are with today's issues. I'm sure I was being observed from a private room somewhere. Trying to be as discrete as possible, but I'm sure that was impossible. How often does an ole' man with a scraggly long grey beard, camera, long lens and backpack enter the airport lobby to browse as though he's on the streets? Discrete? Yea, right !!!
Dave, Great b&w shots; tonal range is spot on, focus/bokeh just right, decisive moments in 2,3 and 4 well caught. Especially like #4. Wonderful stuff.
I wonder what permission you could get if you went to security office to explain what you were doing. I have found that successful in some circumstances but have not tried such a sensitive area as an airport.
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davechinn wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Here it is week #3 of my project 52 and do wonder if I'm gonna be able to keep up. Time moves rather quickly, but so far so good. The weather has been cold and snowy. I can handle the snow, but the temperature is another story.

I have two shots of the same subject this week, just at different angles, the 2nd one is a little different from previous post processing, just mixing things up while experimenting at the same time.

Bicycle rentals that are popping up all over the place. I have seen them in various cities and prices seem reasonable @ $8.00 per hour. I may consider a photo ride once the weather breaks.
Dave,

So far, so very good. Wonderful tones in #1; wish I could get those. Also wish I could get down that far without needing help to get up. Some really tall dude must have rented the nearest bike in #2. Wonderful perspective in both photos, playful leading lines, dof and processing. Ironic shot of the truck in #2 at end of the line. Did you have to wait for that?

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davechinn wrote:
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Here it is week #3 of my project 52 and do wonder if I'm gonna be able to keep up.
It is way too early to give up Dave! Hang in there. You know you it's good for us to be out on a regular basis with camera in hand! These are good images that use the receding/repeating elements of the aligned bikes to hold the compositions in places, and it works well in both cases. The bike elements are the strongest compositional element in the second, while the overhead wires are the strongest element in the first. I'd be hard put to choose a favorite, I like them both!

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Post by PietFrancke »

good job with your project Dave - I am seeing some nice shots. I like the people shots the best. And the stories that you are drawing out... Keep at it!

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St3v3M wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:38 am
davechinn wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Here it is week #3 of my project 52 and do wonder if I'm gonna be able to keep up. Time moves rather quickly, but so far so good. The weather has been cold and snowy. I can handle the snow, but the temperature is another story.

I have two shots of the same subject this week, just at different angles, the 2nd one is a little different from previous post processing, just mixing things up while experimenting at the same time.

Bicycle rentals that are popping up all over the place. I have seen them in various cities and prices seem reasonable @ $8.00 per hour. I may consider a photo ride once the weather breaks.
Oh, I really like the second! It's amazing how processing can help tell the story. Beautiful! S-


Thank you Steve !!! The second one is totally off the wall different from my norm, but I could get used to it, because I rather like it as well.
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Matt Quinn wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:13 pm
davechinn wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Here it is week #3 of my project 52 and do wonder if I'm gonna be able to keep up. Time moves rather quickly, but so far so good. The weather has been cold and snowy. I can handle the snow, but the temperature is another story.

I have two shots of the same subject this week, just at different angles, the 2nd one is a little different from previous post processing, just mixing things up while experimenting at the same time.

Bicycle rentals that are popping up all over the place. I have seen them in various cities and prices seem reasonable @ $8.00 per hour. I may consider a photo ride once the weather breaks.
Dave,

So far, so very good. Wonderful tones in #1; wish I could get those. Also wish I could get down that far without needing help to get up. Some really tall dude must have rented the nearest bike in #2. Wonderful perspective in both photos, playful leading lines, dof and processing. Ironic shot of the truck in #2 at end of the line. Did you have to wait for that?

Thank you. Matt


Thanks Matt, much appreciated !!! Your absolutely correct about getting down and back up again. It's a challenge and one I try not to do much anymore, but since have made a correction to be easier on myself by purchasing a waist level viewfinder attachment for my camera. https://www.adorama.com/us%20%20%20%209 ... mcQAvD_BwE
The truck in #2 was parked on the street. You cant see it, but the curb is further in for parking, but no parking where the bikes were because the location of the bikes were near the corner.
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