Garry Finch

Street Photographer

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New York | Still Life | Landscape | Portrait

For my 40th birthday at the end of September 2015 I was lucky enough to get a trip to New York, I took loads of street photos and did the tourist thing too. These are my project shots for A Day In The Life. A Still Life, a Landscape and a Portrait.

So first the Still Life.

A pushing the limits of a 'still' life as there is someone walking through the frame, but I like the range of colours, the bikes and the man walking kind of all fitted that theme of No Standing from the sign.

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Now the Landscape.

The buildings in New York are amazing. Get the right light and the adstract shapes and shadows you get are fantastic. This was a grab shot, getting the bird in the frame involved a lot of luck but you make your own luck apparently so maybe it was all my doing anyway. 

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And finally the Portrait.

This chap was quietly reading his paper with the world going by at New York pace around him. I didn't quite the light that I wanted, but I still liked the resulting shot. I'm not sure I like my edit though as the colours just aren't quite right in my head. What do you think?

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So there is my first project on Skillshare. There will be many more. Any feedback is welcomed.

Gear info:

Fuji X-Pro1 with a 35mm lens. Edited in Adobe Lightroom starting off with a VSCO Kodak Ektachrome preset and tweaking from there.

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