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Filed under NYC Street Photography.
Tags: "brooklyn", 12mm heliar, commute, everyday life, flatbush avenue, imagine, leica m8, NYC, photography, street, Street Photography, voigtlander, winthrop street
I like the wide angle lens here. I guess the guy didn’t even guess that you wanted him in your frame.
We struck up a conversation before i took the frame. he asked me for the time. i then asked him how he was doing. he said he was tired, especially of the weather. the spring has been late here in nyc. we had one week where it was like 70 degrees then it dropped to the upper thirties and that pissed everyone off and this guy just seemed to have enough and just sat on the corner there right off flatbush avenue. the thing with using the 12mm heliar (converted to about 15mm with a 1.33 crop), when you’re five or six feet away from your subject, that is TOO far and centering the subject generally makes the picture a bit off compositionally. i never ask permission to take shots of people here because our law doesn’t require me to . . . that said, if i strike up a conversation with a subject (more than just hey how you doing), i will then ask, “you mind if i take a frame of you?” that’s what i did here . . .
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