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Too Blind To See by Drenton Too Blind To See by Drenton
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Street Performer. First attempt at true street photography, so it's rather bad. Well, I learned that you can still properly play the accordion with one hand, be more stealthy (I was using slow purposeful, clear movements), and be prepared. But I like how the feeling turned out (Yeah, the I don't like the subject pose too much, but other than that).

Shooting information:
Lens Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter speed: 1/8 sec
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VampiricBunny Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
this is now in groups favourites ( i made a collection just for this photo).
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Drenton Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Aww, you're the most intensest
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VampiricBunny Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
:)
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romied Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Interesting. Something feels like it draws me in, but I don't know what...
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VampiricBunny Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
This photo truly conveys humanity and its ever so apathetic nature. The shutter speed, to blur out the human, is perfect. the blur almost demonises the creature, into something fleshless - just a mere shadow, not even going to look at the musician. Such dark colours, with such contrasts, really reflect on how this earth is tainted. This seems like a visual example of the corruption of society. The musican is hiding their face, this shows shamefulness. However, I suppose the one that should be shameful is the person ignoring them, and you have suggested that they dont even deserve a face (or a body). The bricks almost looks like a cage, as the perception of the world, is one big fat ugly cage.

Well done, bleak.

:heart:.
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miamurky Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
love it!
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Ironiada Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like that she is hiding her face ... it gives the impression that the blurred presence is about to attack, oh and I love the noise in the shot :love:
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Drenton Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
How did I not see this comment before?
Ah c'mere
:hug:
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Ironiada Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Featured [link] :)
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Drenton Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
:iconweekenddanceplz:
:iconpresentsplz:
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bsq2phat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
heh she didn't want her pic taken... have you been cursed out yet? lol, i hate when people try to curse me out... but keep up with street photography, its fun. yes its hard, and you'd be lucky to get one good shot out of a 100 but its fun candidly capturing people.
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Drenton Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I think I've been cursed at. There was this Russian street puppeteer (Who I also saw in Sweden, I think he was doing a northern Europe 2008 tour or something :P), and because I only ever saw him once a year in Finland. Anyway, some drunk bastard behind him notices my camera pointing in his direction (Keep in mind, the puppeteer was more interesting than a half unconscious moron) and started yelling at me inconstantly. I couldn't exactly hear what he was saying, was too busy listening to "Venus in Furs", but he sounded angry, so I walked away at what looked like a leisurely pace, but I was actually speeding up ever so slightly xD
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bsq2phat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lol yeah, thats one of the things that make you a 'true' street photographer :-)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009   Photographer
Featured [link] :)
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Drenton Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
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I say! :D
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009   Photographer
:D :D :D
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StraightJacketRed Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
denied! :lmao:
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Drenton Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Damn joo woman!
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firefoxxxxx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
i rike the feature. did you rike the feature?
street photography is nice.
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Drenton Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
I rike it arot!
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Tom-Ripley Featured By Owner May 16, 2008   Photographer
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Drenton Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Wa ho! Thanks for the feature buddy! Means a lot to me.
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kindgott Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I like a lot the process you gave to this pic, the hard contrast looks very nice for this kind of pics...
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Kafkafreak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
I actually really like this one.
It's very similar to my "Disregarding the Homeless"
All in all the emotion i get from this piece is a great start for your first attempt at street photography.
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Drenton Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Thanks, I never realised just how hard street stuff is, atleast on the first few go's, untill I shot this. But it is a thrilling type of photography, I must say.
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tenetsi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Damn I miss Helsinki...
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Drenton Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Lepavara, but yeah, Helsinki is nice. Hmm... Maybe if there is a statue performer, he won't be able to move and... HAHA! Non-blocked faces, her I come.
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Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
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F/3.5
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Dec 5, 2007, 4:45:01 PM
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