My name is Christoph Welkovits and I'm an Austrian hobby photographer currently studying architecture in HTL. Wr. Neustadt.
I took the photo on the "Mariahilferstrasse" in Vienna! The whole scene looked really weird to me because the man (I guess he was
Her husband) was standing there like he'd punch her in the face just right now! I quess you can see what I mean!
Tools I used:
Leica M6 TTL
Leica Summicron 35/2 APSH.
Film: Trix 400 pushed to 1600
Developed in XTOL
Scanned with a Nikon Coolscan IV
Edited in PS
- Christoph Welkovits
I hope that you enjoy the photo contest entry attached to this e-mail. It was shot on a Canon Rebel XSi in Program mode with a 400 ISO. I used the camera's standard lens.
I love this photo because it captures my definition of "true contentment." It was taken on a Sunday as my friends and I were walking home from our favorite brunch spot. It was cold, but not unbearably so - I'm sure the two giant pitchers of Sangria we had just consumed only helped. It had been a bit of a rough week for me. Work wasn't going as smoothly as I would have liked and I was beginning to have a bit of a quarterlife crisis. However, looking ahead to see my two best friends walking hand in hand, laughing without a care, really grounded me. I needed it.
I'm glad to have this picture to always remind me what REALLY matters.
- Alyssa Arminio
This is a photo I took on Green Street in Champaign, Illinois. I am a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Champaign has one of the highest homeless rates in the Midwest. I believe this image captures this man. I walk past him everyday. When I read about this photo challenge he was the first person I thought of. Hope this image helps him out somehow!
Camera: Cannon Rebel
- Jake Klein
I took this photo in downtown Madison, Wisconsin during the Scott Walker budget protests. This image captures the feeling of the city during this past week considering there were over 12,000 protesters on Tuesday and thousands more today, Wednesday. Nikon D40x, 35mm Nikkor DX lens, ISO 200, f/4, shutter speed: 1/2000
- June Whitehorse
this photo was taken at the bus station in my city St. Catharines ON Canada this man whos name is Marios saw me trying to take a photo of him and when he saw what i was doing i asked him if i could take his photo and humbly he said yes and the asked if he could take a photo of me so i let him with my camera we ended up talking and hes a homeless man living in treehouse on his way to the shelter to get some food he let take few more photos of him and this is one liked the most.
the lens i used is a canon zoom lens EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6.
- Bayardo Cuadra
I was walking down Jefferson Street in San Francisco, when I saw a man fall to the ground, so I ran over to see what happened. A cop and a doctor got to him before I did, so I pulled out my Canon EOS Rebel SLR and snapped a single shot, after which I felt like a terrible person for doing so since the man was having a heart attack. Anyways, all editing was done in a darkroom and I shot with a 35mm lens Ilford HP5 Plus ISO 400 film, f/5, 1/40.
- Dylan Jeffery
My name is Alessandro Schneider and im from Munich Germany Studying Photography in Florence. I used a Nikon FE Black 35mm film camera with a AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 lens and Kodak Tri-x 400 B&W Negative Film. The story behind the photograph is the following. It was a bright and sunny morning on my way to school and the sun light was hitting the street in a manner which casted long shadows. I personally did not believe in the perfect moment to capture a photograph but there it was right infront of my eyes. All i had to do is raise my camera check the lightmeter and hold down the shutter button. At the time i did not think much of it but it happened to be my last picture on my roll of film and it so happened that i was going to my dark room class to develop that roll of film. All came together and my submission is a print.
- Alessandro Schneider
This is my submission for the Black and White Street Photography Challenge. This shot was taken in Anaheim CA in the Disneyland Parking lot. My Girlfriend and I own an annual pass and go to Disneyland a lot. What is unique about this shot is that on the way back to the car, everyone usually packs their camera away and gets ready to get into theie car. I kept my camera out and found this neat little opportunity that quaintly shows why this place is the Happiest Place on Earth. The rooftop above them is actually an open air archway, which explains all the different shadows on the columns (left), which makes for a good pattern. This shot was taken with my Canon 60D with the 18-135 IS Kit Lens, at 135mm ISO 6400 (Yea I know, cranked that baby to the MAX), f5.6 1/13. I'm not hoping to win, but hopefully make it to the front page.
- Billy Manuhutu
Equipment is a Nikon D90 handheld with 80-400mm Tokina AT-X lens at 80mm focal length.
Aperture priority mode:
Shutter: 1/800 seconds
Auto settings for exposure, white balance set for sunlight.
I work in downtown Phoenix and I knew it would be a great place to get these kind of candid street photography. Before I left home this morning, I packed my monopod and my Tokina zoom lens for a sojourn during the lunch hour. The reason I selected the telephoto zoom lens was that I decided I might have a better shot at getting candid shots if I was far enough away from my subject. With the zoom lens on the camera, the whole setup gets kind of unwieldy so I attached the monopod so it would be relatively stable and easier to handle. I walked past several lunch spots and towards the new retail center in downtown, Cityscape. I was able to get several unobtrusive shots as I walked, stopped, zoomed & focused, and picked it up again. My methodology seemed to work well as I was never challenged for taking pictures of people. I captured this gentleman in a moment of indecision. He was leaning slightly forward as he tried to figure out which way he wanted to go. I used Photoshop Elements to do the B&W portion of this exercise.
- Cory Newkirk
I took my boys downtown to photograph a "permission wall" (legal place to graffiti) that was recently talked about in the local paper. This particular shot I captured as the artist was stepping back to look at his progress. It came out a lot better than I thought it was going to. Photo taken with iPhone 4 and edited with camera+ app for black and white and added depth.
- Justin Deavers
I was using my Canon Rebel T1i with the stock 18-55 IS lens. I'm kinda new to photography and this is my first shooting challenge!!
I knew that Living in the French Quarter in New Orleans would be great for this challenge. I found these guys on Royal Street, some using homemade instruments. One had a Kazoo through a megaphone, another had an upright bass strung to a bucket, look closely!! I had many great shots this morning and it was tough to choose, but this had the perfect combination of setting, background and nostalgia!!
- Daryl Sausse
I was walking around Times Square on my usual lunchtime walk, searching for a shot I could use for this contest. This one was came as a sort of spur of the moment shot, and it turns out it was better in b/w than the rest where I tried to get the shot. Thanks to the officers!
60D, 70-200 f4L non-IS @172mm, ISO 800, 1/500s f10. Post-processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.
- Geoff Yen
I shot this while in Balboa Park and was passing by the Organ Pavilion. It looks like they are making a tough decision in each other's lives.
Canon EOS 5D
Canon 50mm f/1.8 @ f/8 1/800 sec ISO 200.
- Joseph Baltazar
I shot this in Wilkes-Barre, PA in center square with a Canon Rebel Xt and a 50MM lens. My friend and I went to the square and I pretended to take pictures of her while actually playing paparazzi. It was hard to get pictures of people without them knowing.
- Jessica Krzywicki
Look at this lady as she multitasks, texting and carrying a baby!
Camera: Canon Rebel T2i
Lens: 55-250mm 4/5.6
Focal Length: 250mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture f / 5.6
- Jeffrey Perkins
Shutter Speed: 1/2000
I was touring the Washington D.C. National Mall and took a break on a park bench. I saw this individual and liked how the scene looked with the Washington Memorial in the background.
- Jaclyn Breit
I took this shot with a Sony NEX-5 using the 18-55mm lens. My ISO was 200, f stop was 5.6, and exposure time was 1/100.
I was wondering around Old City, looking for cool scenes to photograph with my dad. (Photography is a hobby we share and are very passionate about.) We came to a bus station and I saw this man trying to hitch a ride to 95 South. This is when I noticed the dark irony of a man trying to hitch a ride at a bus station, but I also thought about how he must have been left behind in a world rushing around him without even caring if he has to sleep on the street and that is why I titled the shot simply, "Left Behind".
- Adam Micco
Canon 50D, 35 mm f/1.4L lens, ISO 400 f/8 1/250
Saturday was a beautiful clear and sunny day in Seattle so the people were out in droves. I thought I would try getting some shots at Pike Place Market but it was too crowded so I was ready to throw in the towel when I saw an equine police officer on a black and white pinto! How perfect for a black and white image. I did the black and white conversion in Aperture; applied a green filter and boosted the black point a little.
- Christine Lyons
I've loved the shooting challenges and finally got up some nerve to submit. This shot was taken with a Nikon D90 and 50mm 1.4d at f/2.5 for 1/1250 sec and 125 iso. Banksy pieces have popped up in LA over the last few days, and I thought that it would be fun to get some pictures of people taking pictures with the art. This guy is moments away from doing a funny pose with the Banksy, but he's waiting for his friend to get a camera out.
- Jeff Cantle
I took this picture at Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai, India, on a lazy Saturday evening. This little boy was selling bubbling kits for Rs. 10 (roughly 20 US cents). When I was taking his photo at first, he said don't print it in newspaper. But he cooperated when I bought one from him.
I liked this shot because of the background lights and the stress in the compositions.
Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture/Shutter: f/2.8, 1/50
Lens: AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Metering: Centre Weighted Average
Focal Length: 125mm
Converted to B/W in Apple Aperture and Nik Silver Efex Pro.
- Asad Joheb
Panasonic GF1 with 20mm lens, f/1.7, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600
Outside the Benaroya symphony hall, before the Viola Spectacular.
- David Lee
After I read the challenge for this week, I headed out to Ann Arbor on an unusually sunny and warm winter's day. I took a bunch of shots, but this one turned out to be the most interesting. These Green Peace people were on one side of the street and the other side of the street was filled with people actively trying to avoid them. I was dismayed though that as soon as I put my camera away I walked passed a lady eating an entire baguette and jaywalking. Taken with my Canon Rebel T2i with the kit lens, using the in-camera black and white picture style. No post processing was done. Focal length 55mm, ISO 200, shutter speed 1/200, aperture f/11.
- Davy Allred
Detective Rupert Hetherington III used to smoke pipes when he was a young lad in the south of England. He enjoyed their taste, their smell, their feel between his fingers. However, as time passed, more and more people instantly recognized his profession, putting many cases in jeopardy. As a result, Detective Hetherington III decided to switch to cigarettes.
Okay, that story is not entirely true. And when I say "not entirely true", I mean not at all true. The image was captured on Bloor Street in Toronto on Friday. It was an extremely warm day for winter. It actually felt more like spring. I went out to do some street photography in the late afternoon light and saw this gentleman as he was walking towards me. I wanted to get a shot of him from the front, but didn't get a chance to do so. As a result, I "settled" for a profile shot. However, when I looked at it afterwords, I was glad I caught his profile and not what I originally intended to do.
Canon 85mm f/1.8
f/2.2 1/160sec ISO 320
- Daniel Gueorguiev
With the recent protest in Madison, Wi about state union workers losing pay, and their union, I decided to take a trip to the Capitol. With anti-Scott Walker slogans never ending, I took with me my Canon T1i. I set it to f/5.6 1/60sec ISO-1250 with a focal length of 55mm.
- Andrew Van Denheuvel
Caught this literal street performer at Pike Place Market. He was playing the harmonica (in a holder) as he used his free hand to bang out accompanying notes on the balanced guitar. Oh, and hula-hooping.
nikon d5000, stock lens
f5.6, 1/1250, iso 800
- Deem Lee
Canon 50D, 140mm, ISO 160, f/9, 1/400
On my way home from work, I saw a lake being dredged for cleaning. Knowing it was almost quitting time for the workers, I pulled over and took a few shots as they were wrapping up for the day. I like to think this guy was texting somebody to let them know he would be on his way home soon.
- Caroline Statz
Canon t2i, 28-135, iso 100.
Was visiting New Orleans this weekend and everyone was out enjoying the beautiful weather. Many were gathered around this tuba-dominated quartet enjoying the entertainment outside the St. Louis Cathedral.
- James Burkett
My friend let me borrow her telephoto zoom lens Saturday night, just in time for this challenge. Sunday morning, woke up went to Victory Park in Stockton CA to get my B/W Street Photography on. Thanks to my wife pointing out the dad holding his daughter's hand, I was able to snap a few shots of the "daddy's little girl" moment(s).
Canon T2i (550D) with my friends Canon EF 75-300mm lens, focal length 300mm, ISO 200, Aperture f/6.3, shutter speed 1/250
- Daniel Jenning
I was walking around Egg Harbor City in New Jersey the other day, and many of the building on Philadelphia Ave are fairly old, so I figured that it would be the perfect place to get pictures for this challenge. Unfortunately, even though it was about 70 degrees for most of the day I saw very few people outside, and those that I did see did not seem like the kind of people that would appreciate their picture being taken. Just as I was about to leave, I saw this man leaving a store and was able to get a picture of him. Taken with a Canon eos T2i at 18mm, f/11 for 1/125 sec at ISO 100
- Donovan Myers
The picture was taken at the Grand Central Terminal in NYC. I saw this gentleman reading WSJ and I circled around him as if he were my pray. He kept looking up and moved around a bit, while I was covertly snapping his pictures. But I really wanted to lower myself down for a better composition, but was concerned he'd notice me. So I asked my friend to stand in front of him as if I were taking her picture. As soon as I squatted he looked up at me but went right back to his paper thinking it was my friend that I was after. I just recomposed and took a few shots. I liked this one the best. It was processed in Lightroom to make it B&W, I added a little of split toning to give it a bit more character.
Shot with Canon Rebel T2i, 17-55mm lens. ISO1600, f2.8, 1/30 sec
- Aleks Oz
Camera-Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Lens- ES-F 18-55mm kit lens
shutter speed 1/640
So I've been reading Gizmodo for about 3 years and I've come to love the site so much, especially the shooting contests. I've always had an interest in photography but I've never had much opportunity to practice really crafting shots as opposed to just taking pictures. However, after practicing and practicing with the cameras that I had, I finally got a Canon T2i a couple weeks ago for my birthday. I've been shooting everything I could since then. When I heard about this shooting challenge I just knew I had to enter because I've always waned to. So I grabbed my camera and went to Eastern Market in Washington D.C. on Saturday with my Mom, aunt, and baby cousin. While I was pushing her and taking pictures, the thought occured to me to photograph her and this is the result.
- Christian Richardson
I used an Epson R-D1 digital rangefinder camera with a Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F/1.1 lens. ISO 200, 1/2000 sec Exposure. I was two clicks above wide open, I believe.
The car in front of me was taking a left. A car was coming towards us, meaning that if she turned at that moment she would be driving herself in front of an oncoming SUV. She did exactly that and the SUV popped up on top of her car.
This was right in front of my apartment complex, so I parked my car, ran in, grabbed my camera to take pictures of the wrecked cars and such and when I came back out the cops were already there. Suspiciously great response time for Los Angeles if you ask me...
- Brenton Steinhilber
I had been walking around Wilmington, North Carolina, taking pictures in the city and along the waterfront. I had just walked past a movie production around the Second Street area when I saw this guy sitting in front of an abandoned storefront. He looked up and said "that's a nice camera" and started asking me for a dollar. I snapped the picture as he was asking for the dollar. I gave him the dollar and walked off. I really didn't think much of the shot when I took it. It was just a quick snap, and I had forgot about it until the next day when I was looking through the shots. The Camera was a Canon T2i, 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 lens, @135mm, f5.6, 1/125sec.
- Keith Kendall
I used a Panasonic DMC-FZ28 with the ISO at 160 and the focal length of 4.5. My grandmother likes to go to the flee markets on the weekends and I go with her and thought it would make a great picture and then I used photoshop to make it black and white.
- Elizabeth Sparks
As we were walking down Lincoln Road, Miami Beach on a particularly crowded Sunday, this gentleman sitting all by his lonesome caught my eye. He seemed very into what he was studying, despite the amount of people walking around. There was rich shadows around him and the nice reflections on the bikes so I wasted no time and took several shots. Hope you enjoy.
Nikkor 55-200 Lens
Shutter Speed 1/3000 sec
Monochromatic Film Setting
- Chris Piedra
While walking around downtown in a nearby city, I spotted a guy who seemed like he wasn't feeling very well. Sure enough, he made a mess in the street. Perhaps he ate something bad or perhaps he drank too much the night before but lo and behold there was the The Abbey Inn restaurant/bar in the background which sold the shot for me.
Canon EF 50mm 1.8
- Alex Stevenson
I went to the downtown outdoor mall in Denver, CO and met this woman while I was parked on a bench and shooting at random. We swapped a few stories and she said I could take whatever photos of her I wanted provided I bum her a few smokes. I'm sure I'll never know why, but when I was ready to find a new spot and told her I was heading out she passionately demanded that I take her pen! Seemed like a fair deal. Anyway, I was able so snap this one off while she wasn't paying attention. Photo was taken using a Canon PowerShot G11 with an adapter for a 72mm Circ. Pol. filter and with the built-in ND turned on. ISO-800, f/4.5, 1/100sec. Didn't need the flash due to subject distance and the day being partly cloudy.
- Brent Hinckley
Shot with a Canon T2i with a 50mm 1.8 lens.
- Ben Lindell
Shot with a Canon EOS 10D, Canon 35-80mm, 1/350, f/13, ISO 400.
Just another casual day of college at NAU and decided to take some shots before class started.
This photo really brought out college life in my opinion, going to class while enjoying lunch.
- James Shaeffer
Nikkor 18-200 VR II Lens
Headed to Union Square in NYC as I figured that was good spot to get som streets shots. Sat down for a break after taking some shots and this skate boarder started doing kick-flips right in front of me, so I got a bunch of nice action shots. However, after a while he sat on his board to take a breather and I found these more interesting photos. Slowed down my shutter and waited for cars to go by to get some motion in the background. Cropped in post to give him a larger void to the right for him to gaze into.
- John McGrail
My friend and I went downtown to try to find good subjects for this photo challenge...unfortunately, we didn't think about it being Sunday, and the streets were practically deserted. After a couple of hours of disappointment in the cold, this man came singing and dancing down the main street to some (clearly inspiring!) Christian music that only he could hear. We chased him for nearly 10 blocks, trying to get a shot between trees, cars and pedestrians, and finally got him as he made this dramatic exit onto a side street.
- Emily Scott
Canon T2i, 50mm, ISO 100, f/6.3
This is Copley Square in Boston, MA.
- Diego Jimenez
So this is my first go at submitting to the Shooting Challenge. I took my new Canon Rebel T2i to downtown Madison, WI, where there are protests going on in and around the Capitol building. I was going to try and actually get someone in the street, but all the protesters were inside for the most part due to heavy sleet and snow. So I went inside and this guy was at the center of all the protesters in the rotunda with his megaphone, giving everybody who wanted to speak a chance to be heard. Here he's holding the megaphone up while someone speaks so everyone can hear.
Canon Rebel T2i with 18-55mm kit lens, exposed for 1/20 sec at f4.5 and ISO1600.
- Jordan Barry
I took this with a Canon T2i and my new f/1.4 nifty-50. It was incredibly bright, and I wanted to freeze the flag, so I didn't want to stop down too much. So I decided to let the volunteer, who looked for all the world like a worker, be out of focus and went straight for the flag - f/2.8, 1/4000, ISO 100. This is at the USS Jeremiah O'Brien in San Francisco, one of two Liberty Ships in the merchant marines from WWII still working. I intended it to be a patriotic shot, with the flag in crisp red, white, and blue. But I realized, post-processing, that taking it to black and white and adding a little film grain in the post-process fit the subject perfectly, taking the photo back to the WWII era. (Other than that, no other editing.) Overall I feel like it's a solid shot: candid, authentic, and true to the war shots we saw later on in the day.
- Joel Frederico
I heard some kids yelling and laughing, so I ran and got my camera,
thinking specifically of this shooting challenge. By the time I got
outside with my camera, they were already getting into their car. I
quickly snapped a few photos of them dragging their toboggans back to
the car and didnt get a chance to crank up the iso.
When I pulled this photo into photoshop, converted it to grayscale,
and raised the brightness and contrast, the snow was overexposed and
completely blown out. Although the eye would normally be immediately
drawn to the brightness on the left, my attention immediately focused
on the action of the wet and exhausted kids and father.
I also added film grain in photoshop to make it look like I was using
high iso bw film.
Shot on Nikon D90, f/10, 105mm lens, iso 200.
- Bryan Burra
Shot with a Canon Rebel XS using a Tamron 18-270 VC lens.
I saw these two great guys hanging out on the steps, talking to each
others & others in the neighborhood, smoking, and just enjoying the
first sun in about a week. With the zoom lens, I was able to be across
the street (in the shade) behind a car, so they didn't notice me
snapping away. It was plenty bright outside, so I stopped it down to
f9, and let it auto adjust iso (500) & shutter (1/200th sec). I shot
with RAW+L in bw mode so I could get an idea in the lcd what it would
look like, but went back to the raw file for processing (the jpeg's
were blown out). Oh, and by the way, that guy on the left goes
everywhere with that lamp...
- Eric Kornblum
first submission here. earlier yesterday, i took a ferry from San Francisco to Sausalito and took this. there was a group of attractive (Russian i think) women huddling around and there was this girl standing out. i love to take street photos of ppl texting, talking on their phone, and being oblivious to their surroundings in general — and this is just one of them. i changed the photo to b/w post production (photo actually looks nicer w/color, since the girl was wearing red).
camera: Sony DSLR-A330; lens: 18-55 mm; Exp: 1/125; Aperture: f/14.0; ISO: 100.
- Archie Hone
This photo was taken while my sisters and I were walking on Beale Street on a uncommonly warm Febuary afternoon. This man was playing a very Jazzy tune that had a bunch of people dancing in the street. My sisters were even bobbing their heads and they are only 13 & 11. I was able to single in on the trumpet player through the crowd using a Canon T1i and a 70-300mm Tamron Lens. F5.6 iso 3200
- Crys Tucker
I took this with a Canon 10D using a Tokina 100-400 lens with aperature priority.
Some kids were playing in the fields at school on Friday afternoon. It was a nice day, but since it was Friday, many of the kids had already gone home. The ones who stayed were trying to decide between football, baseball, or basketball. When all was said and done, there were only small groups playing each sport in their own corner of the field...which hasn't returned to green grass yet!
- Dan Weintraub
Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8
Sunday had some sun in NYC and I decided to just take a walk through Times Square as there were going to be a lot of people around. I didn't find anything I liked and decided to head back home. I was walking downtown on 6th towards Bryant Park and decided to just start shooting from the hip and that is where I caught this shot on 43rd. Hope you like.
- Dante Bucci
After hours of trying to get the perfect shot, while walking with a friend in the sleepy town of La Cala on the Costa del Sol, we happened upon this elderly man sat with his dogs in his own thoughts. He was so preoccupied, that I actually managed to get right next to him, and take the picture at the widest setting that my lens could handle. Thanks to the sunny Spanish weather, I was able to take the shot with quite a low ISO setting, this gave me a result that was too clean, and I have therefore added grain in post to get the gritty feel that is required for this challenge.
Shot in color with my Nikon D70 and 70-300mm F/4.0-5.6 lens. F/6.7, 1/180th, ISO 200.
- Jill Mitchell
camera: nikon d3000
focal length: 18mm
time: 11:48AM pst
location: encinal at limekiln streets, santa cruz, ca
software edits: convert to b&w, adjustments to contrast
quick story on the shot:
I had a few ideas in mind for the shot but it's been raining here in surf city for a couple of weeks now and the subjects I wanted weren't to be seen. so I went for a grittier part of town to see if I could somehow match the "ambience" of a b&w shot and stumbled across the railroad tracks and I've always liked the perspective of this track running out of town. so while the rain is pelting down around me, I fire off a few shots of various things (tracks, railroad crossing bars, an old 1956 chevy station wagon, etc) but when I got home, this seemed the closest to the "spirit" of this contest since it included more "street" than did some of the others. and I ended up liking the melancholiness of the picture — especially now with the b&w texture added....
- Bob Zimway
"Oldest and Youngest"
f/2 1/100 1600 with 50mm 1.4
not much in the way of street photography in our small town. i snapped this one of my oldest child holding my youngest saturday night (22 and 14 mos.). i thought i'd share.\
- Duke Lauw
TITLE: Hailing a Cab
Location: 86th/3rd Ave
Camera = Canon T1i
Lens = 55-250mm lens
Fstop = 6.3
Focal Length = 100mm
Exposure Time =1/500 sec
ISO = 1600
Exposure bias = -1.3 step
Took Sunday afternoon. The woman has her purse around her neck and is trying to hail a cab. She was getting incredibly upset because there weren't any open cabs and it was freezing out. Here I decided to hide behind a car parked on the street. She eventually walked past me either because she saw me taking pictures or figured she'd try her luck with a cab a block up.
- Alisha Sternenberger
My first Shooting Challenge submission, anyway. Been meaning to join in for the past 6 months or so but never got around to it until now.
Short self-introduction: A swede living in Tokyo, Japan. Been slowly getting into photography as a hobby since I bought my first DSLR last spring. Still have much to learn, though.
Didn't have too much time to be out and about this weekend - Only managed a 3-hour walk on friday night. Got 3 shots that I personally consider decent, and this is my wife's favorite out of those 3. My personal favorite was a shot of a sleeping cab driver, but that one looks much better in color than B&W so it didn't feel right sending that one in.
This was taken at 19:30 on Friday night at a crosswalk near my home in Nippori, Tokyo, Japan. 3 tired-looking men presumably heading home from work (or more likely, going for an after-work beer) lined up next to me, and I took a quick snapshot before they noticed me. Tired, overworked old men - feels like a pretty typical image of Japan. The working culture here is worlds apart from Sweden, and it often makes me wonder what the hell I'm doing in this country. Then I head to Akihabara's arcades or Shimokitazawa's bars and live houses, and recall why I love it so much here. :)
Shot with a Sony a580 DSLR and a Minolta 50mm/f1.4 prime lens. ISO 3200, 1/40 s, f4.
- Ivan Heiska
Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4
Ilford Delta 3200 film
Developed in Rodinal 1+25 Dilution
Took this shot as I was walking through Times Square at near night time. Saw a guy dressed up like the statue of liberty and a family trying to take a photo of him. This one kid was trying to be funny for a group of friends nearby and was sneaking around behind him photo-bombing "bunny-ears" into all the shots. The angle of the shot and composition was me trying to be inconspicuous to his group of friends that were almost right next to me, I had very little time to compose and focus(manual) and snapped the shot off as quickly as possible, immediately turning and walking away after. You can see the giant Samsung Logo in the top left out of focus and a McDonald's in the bottom right. If you've been to Times Square that should give you a pretty good indication as to where we were standing.
- Brett Price
The photo I chose to use was taken walking back to the car after taking in the sights of chinatown and the new years celebrations. At a hotel near chinatown a man was being arrested for jumping through a window while under the influence of crystal meth. There was a large crowd nearby and I slipped near the door and snapped a few photos as the man clearly defiant and out of his mind strained against the police.
Shot on a Canon 7D using the same Carl Zeiss 50mm 1.4. Camera settings were F2.5 and shutter speed 1/45. Iso was 100.
- Dan Azer
MAN ON CORNER
I took the suggestion of Gizmodo and used my Leica M9 and my best lens, the Noctilux .95
Got this shot down on Hollywood Blvd. I wanted to really keep the focus on my subject so I shot it at .95 I had to use a -3 stop ND filter, because of the speed of the lens. The ISO was at 160 and my shutter speed was 3000.
- James Hale