Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Mikey, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    In spite working 14 hour nights for the past week, I still went out of my way to attend the local St. Patrick's Day parade here in Cincy this Saturday. Though it meant I only slept for 2 hours that day, I thought it was well worth it.

    The crowds here were nowhere near the mass of people that flock the streets in NYC on St. Patrick's Day every year. The parade was at 12 noon and though I got there only 10mins before the parade started, I still managed to get an unobstructed view of the parade.

    Though I like (looking at) street photography, I could never amass the needed courage to walk up to strangers and photograph them. I always choose the 55-200 as my weapon of choice and even them, I'm quite apprehensive about pointing the lens at someone for fear they might take notice. So for me, parades and public plazas are the perfect place to shoot people candidly.

    As a side note, I tried out the high performance mode + C-AF on my X-E2 and managed to nail most (probably 60-75%) of my shots at 3fps, even if the subject was headed towards me. Now, I'm stoked to see how the predictive AF on the X-T1 performs.

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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
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    Top o' the mornin' to ya, Mikey - looking' good in the green there!:biggrin_old:

    You did very well with and I can't get over how warm it looks out there!
     
  3. White_Canvas

    White_Canvas FujiXspot Regular

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  4. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    Thanks, BB! It was higher 50s this last Saturday and the sun was quite bright at noon. It's cold again today in the 30s even though it's supposed to be spring already.
     
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  5. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    NW corner of CT
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    Well done, Derek!:biggrin_old: :drinks:
     
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  7. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I'm having a couple beers tonight.....my apologies they are American, but I wasn't gonna make a special trip to the store to buy some Guinness....at least they are camera themed.
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  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    Never heard of that but will try to get ahold of some soon. Love the label. :drinks:
     
  9. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 15, 2013
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    +1

    Cool shot!!
     
  10. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    Louisville, KY
    Decided to process some in b&w...

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