Vietnam Street [Part 1] & [Part 2]

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Intric8, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Intric8

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    Just arrived home from Vietnam. I spent time in Saigon, The Mekong, Cu Chi, Hanoi, Halong Bay and Tam Coc.
    Here are a couple street shots (mostly taken out the window of tour buses and taxis) out of the 1000 or so photos I took.

    I will be incrementally posting more as I find the time to edit them. Found the K-7 + bag of primes a pleasure to lug about and shoot with.

    C&C appreciated

    [Part 1]
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    Hanoi [1] by itsintric8, on Flickr

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    [Part 2]
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  2. dche5390

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    Big thumbs up :thumbup:

    I like them. Because I've never been but think I'm right there in the thick of it. And that is what photography is all about.

    The first one hurts the brain a bit but it produces the intended result.

    Would really like to see some slow shutter stuff with bikes to give a sense of movement.
     
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    Intric8

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    Thanks Dan.

    These were all from the first couple of hundred photos I've looked through; haven't really edited that much at all either.

    Funnily enough, all 'movement' shots are some of my first attempts at hand-held panning :Paranoid:
     
  4. Awesomesauce

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    I like these. Planning on visiting there once I graduate.
     
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    Not a big fan of blur but nice pics all the same.
     
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    #1 and #2 kick ass; #1 really kicks ass. #6 made me lol (*gotta make time for god eh?*) but i cannot figure out what he's doing - looks like the shop employee but:confused:

    PP is consistent; and as dan said it makes you feel like you're there which is good:thumbup:
     
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    Looks like cho ben thanh on the last pic
     
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    Sure was; what an utterly crazy place. In Saigon the marketeers are a lot more "hands on" than in the North - I literally got man handled at every store by the shop owners begging me to buy shit.
     
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    love the parenting skills in the last one, wears a helmet for himself but not for his kid, the culture shock mush have been pretty intense, Ive always wanted to get out of my culture comfort zone and go somewhere, but I lack the finances to do so, otherwise great set.
     
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    #1 are really awesome :thumbup:
    I miss the spidernet like electric network
    btw, how's your diarrea experience though :D
     
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    Added Part 2 to the original post

    Managed to go unscathed. My girlfriend wasn't so lucky :lol:
     
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    I think, in VN, it's not compulsory for children to wear a helmet on bike. There's a myth in VN that the weight of the helmet may injure the neck of the child. Go figure!
     
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    The scooter riders were absolutely i-n-s-a-n-e.

    I saw some pretty outrageous shit. People holding massive glass panes, mirrors, random assortments of boxes, stacking far too many people on the same bike. Hell, I even saw a small child, father, baby and pregnant mother sitting side-saddle all on the same scooter!

    Now that you mention it, I never saw a small child wearing a helmet. So that very well could be the case.
     
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    Personally, I think you've got too much contrast going on.

    The motion blur shots, are they processed with motion blur or only panning ?

    I like the shots. I've got some very similar shots from my trip.
     
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    Panning only, haven't added any artificial blurring.

    I looked at the shots today on my work Macbook and I did notice they looked a bit more vibrant than on my home PC (the one I edit on). Like I mentioned, I think I really need to calibrate my monitor a bit.
     

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