Uptown Charlotte Cityscapes, pt 5

Part four in this series continues a mix of architectural abstracts, street vignettes and general street photography compositions. Hope you and enjoy, and please share your feedback (positive and negative) on this series. Constructive criticism provides valuable insight to artists as to how the public perceives their art.

Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 4
Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 4
Charlotte Convention Center Architectural Sculpture Composition 1
Charlotte Convention Center Architectural Sculpture Composition 1
3rd St and Convention Center Station Stairway Composition 2
3rd St and Convention Center Station Stairway Composition 2
Convention Center Station Cityscape 4
Convention Center Station Cityscape 4
Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 3
Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 3
Convention Center Station Cityscape 3
Convention Center Station Cityscape 3

Thanks for stopping by today! For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version from my Photoshelter portfolio. If you like this street photography post, then please visit the other posts in this series:

MONOCHROME MONDAY: UPTOWN CHARLOTTE CITYSCAPES

UPTOWN CHARLOTTE CITYSCAPES, PT 2

UPTOWN CHARLOTTE CITYSCAPES, PT 3

MONOCHROME MONDAY: UPTOWN CHARLOTTE CITYSCAPES, PT 4

Cheers!

C. S.

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14 thoughts on “Uptown Charlotte Cityscapes, pt 5

      1. Close is good. I just think you should engage your subjects. Photographing from behind or with a long lens is — I dunno — it just doesn’t feel right.

        Tips. Hmmmm. It depends a lot on who you are. I’m fairly outgoing, but not all the time. When I’m going to work in the street, I have a routine that I do to center myself and get ready to go on stage. Everybody’s routine is different. I start with a lot of stretching, then a shower and finally the correct amount of caffeine which balances the pain meds I take for my hip and back.

        When I’m finally working, I don’t hide because well — I’m a big guy. No way to hide. If I see someone who interests me, I photograph them as I approach. (That’s the newspaper in me, knowing I have to come back with something). When I get closer, I just say that “I’m going to take a picture of you, is that okay?” If they ask why, I usually say that something they are wearing, doing or using is interesting to me. If they want to know where it will be shown, I have blog business cards that I give them. I tell them if they see it on Storyteller, to contact me and I’ll give them a print. Then I tell them to ignore me, even if I’m in their face. I like to work close with something like a 20mm, with about half of the frame filled with them and the rest with the background so there is some context.

        Like anything, it takes practice.

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        1. Great advice Ray. Iโ€™m committed to getting close. Think it would be good to start with an interesting event. Thinking about Merle Fest in North Wilkesboro in a few weeks. I enjoy your Second Line parade vignettes!

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        2. You’re welcome. Here’s a little thing to remember about festival or events. if people are dressed in costumes, or as the Indians do with their suits, the want to be seen and photographed. That’s a really good place to start because they won’t act weird if you are taking their picture. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Earl! Yea, perhaps Charlotte is a reflection of NCโ€™s diverse mountains, piedmont, costal plains and beaches. Having grown up in Charlotte, to me, the city is known for a lot of different stuff, not anything specific.

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      1. It is centrally located in a state that has just about everything. There’s much to appreciate about Charlotte as well. The fact that there are so few people downtown most of the time makes for interesting compositions as well.

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  1. I think it’s a terrific series. The compositions and processing choices really stand out for me. #1, #2, #4 and #5 are my favorites. I’m still curious about the color, especially in E Trade St Bus Stop Art and Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 2 from 3/22, and Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 3 above. They’re all very well done.

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    1. Thanks again Lynn! I love the E Trade St Bus Stop Art shot. The art itself is transparent and quite vivid. Did you notice the jogger ๐Ÿƒ in the background and the jogger art? Subtle but interesting ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      1. I see it now – before, I was just taken with the overall look of lots of text and bright, but translucent color. Like Life Savers! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s great when things like the real jogger and the photographed jogger come together.

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