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A WEEK IN STREET [16/2014]

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 19, 2014, 2:06 PM


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Message from Heaven by sandas04

Street ninja by veftenie

Somewhere 03 by JACAC

No Title by djailledie

Behind the window by pavboq

Words by xbastex

*** by stringoiu

no title. by Jack070

Kissing Boy, Kissing Girl by sandas04

La Repubblica by myraincheck

Stripes Overload!!! by MARX77

Hole by IFedorovskaya

U5 IX by iDie

2014Apr12 8387 by Bearhawk07

.... by panfoto

clues of a driver sleeping in the cargo bay by lightdrafter


There's a couple of days left to the April Monthly Challenge 'SURREAL' at the YARD :eager:


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A WEEK IN STREET stamp by wchild



  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: slight tinnitus
  • Reading: none
  • Playing: with my son
  • Eating: unhealthy food
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

A WEEK IN STREET [15/2014]

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 14, 2014, 10:30 AM


I'm one day late since this feature is supposed to be published every Sunday. I'm sorry for the delay.

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The service was not good by StamatisGR

Fuck it, I'm leaving by schnotte

Behind the window by pavboq

pigeon: some assembly required by lightdrafter

Street Photography BW 258 by sagi-k

outside the box by lightdrafter

Neighbourhood watch - Cuba by Thib0

Red, White and Freedom by MARX77
Doll by djailledie


Remember the April Monthly Challenge 'SURREAL' at the YARD! :eager:


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A WEEK IN STREET stamp by wchild



  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: slight tinnitus
  • Reading: none
  • Playing: with my son
  • Eating: unhealthy food
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

A WEEK IN STREET [14/2014]

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 6, 2014, 3:46 AM


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Hand-picked by myraincheck

Fragments by burningmonk

Linkage by MARX77

on a spring rain day II by arslanalp

Ceiling Hanger by djailledie

Irresistible Separation by djailledie

Drinking again by DRIVINGYOU

Paint it black II by Jack070

Mirror Mirror by myraincheck

cow explosion by lightdrafter

Holding hands by PatrickMonnier

Frame by simonacapriani

Old Ladies, Moving Fast With Branches 1 by Vermontster


And remember the April Monthly Challenge at the YARD! :salute:



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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: slight tinnitus
  • Reading: none
  • Playing: with my son
  • Eating: unhealthy food
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

A WEEK IN STREET [13/2014]

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 30, 2014, 12:38 AM


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00656 by NunoFigueira

facepalm by arslanalp

decision by arslanalp

Wind by IFedorovskaya

Groovin' by mangawhio

smile by schnotte

Everything Fine in Welfare state by RadioFreeDeath

In Triest by batmantoo

The wrong place to park by thelizardking25

on business call by lightdrafter

Birdman by mangawhio

Triad by MARX77

The Sydney Selfie by Sun-Seeker

In China Town by Runa-Amanda

Glorious past, frightening present by StamatisGR

Lots of good pictures last week.

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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: slight tinnitus
  • Reading: none
  • Playing: with my son
  • Eating: unhealthy food
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

A WEEK IN STREET [12/2014]

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 22, 2014, 8:34 AM


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Monk by burningmonk

spare parts by lightdrafter

Murder in the Library by deepgrounduk

The KKK Took My Baby Away by DougNZ

Wet Paint by IFedorovskaya

Paint it black. by Jack070

untitled by PatrickMonnier


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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: slight tinnitus
  • Reading: none
  • Playing: with my son
  • Eating: unhealthy food
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

A WEEK IN STREET [11/2014]

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 17, 2014, 12:14 PM


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Amsterdam Send-Off by DogByDay


enlightened by lightdrafter

*** by stringoiu


Good perspectives(2) by panfoto


The Smoker by sandas04


playground by lightdrafter



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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: slight tinnitus
  • Reading: The Divine Comedy
  • Playing: with my son
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

Street Photography Proverbs

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 11, 2014, 5:23 AM
Rawr Plz

It's better to have a camera and not needed,
than to need a camera and not have it.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

A camera is a street photographer's best friend.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

A poor street photographer always blames his camera.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

A street photographer is not recognized in his own land.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

Walking street photographer gathers no moss.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

A good street photograph is mightier than a sword.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

All good things come to the street photographers who wait.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

All that is shot on the street is not street photography.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

All shooting and no play makes street photographer a dull boy.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

A street shot per day keeps boredom away.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

Another day, another street shot.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

Good street photographs don't grow in trees.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U!

You can't get good street photographs by sitting in front of
your computer reading stupid deviantart Journals,
so go out there with your camera!

Rawr Plz


Friday Night Specials stamp by wchild
 
 

  • Mood: Content
  • Reading: Asterix and the Picts
  • Playing: with my son
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

A WEEK IN STREET [10/2014]

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 8, 2014, 2:49 PM


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Urban olympics by veftenie

Civilization of Fear by StamatisGR

Flying Hat by Vermontster




That's enough of viewing other people's work.
Get out there and shoot some of your own stuff!

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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: my inner voice saying 'you fuckin' piece of shit'
  • Reading: Asterix and the Picts
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

A WEEK IN STREET [9/2014]

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 1, 2014, 9:27 AM


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Bench-0225 by ggrranpa

hidden angels by iapostolovski

Snow Siesta by ZiaulKareem

The stripe chameleon by djailledie

Connected by StamatisGR

The Missus by DougNZ

Keep shooting!



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  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: slight tinnitus
  • Reading: Paavo Alkio: Sotatuomarin päiväkirjat
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

A WEEK IN STREET [8/2014]

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 23, 2014, 2:19 AM


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..and Stam, I'm still a true believer of FNS. :D


Coffeehouse by ZiaulKareem

Jump in Sneakers Like a Pro by IFedorovskaya

red by arslanalp

ZIP by DinoKose

Good Sushi Hunting by Vermontster

q1 by marcinmgp

Merry new week for you all. Keep shooting!

A WEEK IN STREET stamp by wchild

  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: slight tinnitus
  • Reading: Paavo Alkio: Sotatuomarin päiväkirjat
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

Street, patience and a delightful DD surprise!

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 20, 2014, 12:19 PM
Thank you for this honor, Batgirl and Mary.




Sometimes in street photography you find your location, your setting and then you wait. You wait for the right moment or the right person or the right something to appear. There might be several 'right ones' and you can also miss your opportunities, your position might be unoptimal, your reflexes might fail you, your camera might fail you or a thousand other things might go wrong.

Street photography is often a fast reaction to something that you see but it is also about persistance and patience. On February Challenge at The Yard Collective the theme is SINS but I also would like to emphasize the importance of virtues as well, of which PATIENCE is one very important virtue. This DD-awarded shot 'Headache' didn't born by accident (well partly, of course it did but..) but by being patient and waiting for that 'right one'.



Have patience, my fellow street shooters.

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  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: slight tinnitus
  • Reading: Paavo Alkio: Sotatuomarin päiväkirjat
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

Soviet Rangefinder

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 17, 2014, 1:18 PM
I just got myself a Soviet FED 3 rangefinder camera from the 1960's. I'll feed it with some Tri-X and see how it behaves. I'll be bothering your inboxes in due time. :D

The founder of FED camera factory was also the founder of Cheka so I don't know should I be laughing or crying.





  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: slight tinnitus
  • Reading: comic books
  • Watching: Sochi 2014 Olympic games
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

Most popular street photography 24 hours

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 6, 2014, 4:26 PM
Every now and then I check the Browse Art\Popular 24 hours\Photography\Street category. Today it looks like this:

She chased them down... by lomaticFrancis' Crepes by IceHail83Town Street in Seoul, Korea by toyonda
Amicalola Falls State Park by GrimmlingGoddessLike London by Sholya-artLondon Street [3] by 0Dalal0
Lonely Day by akki64interior of star anise cafe by justyeanBridge at night by Rahz00
London Street [12] by 0Dalal0Cirende Pamulang2 by A-ndisain:thumb432098032:
Sunset Street by Synoxo:thumb432250077:Retrostive by Deextheone
London Street [6] by 0Dalal0Cipondoh 3 by A-ndisainCity lights by sparky-mofin

Street photography is perhaps the most misunderstood photographical genre of all. Pity.

  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Reading: comic books
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

Monthly Street Challenge - February

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 31, 2014, 9:19 PM


In 2014 The-Yard-Collective launches Monthly Street Challenge with a new theme each month.

The February theme is: SINS.

Consider the theme from all aspects. What is it? What does it mean? What could it be? What could it become through your mind and eyes? How could you interpret it perhaps in a new way? Is there a side of it we have not yet seen? Is it too obvious in itself? Is it possible to twist it and turn it and make it something else, something new and inspiring? These are the kind of thoughts that should be going through your head every time a new theme is being announced.

Just to get your thought process going, let's remind ourselves which are the seven deadly sins; lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy & pride. That list alone should be a fountain of inspiration for a street photographer!

Submit your Challenge photographs into The-Yard-Collective Favourites: ‘FEBRUARY Challenge’ folder. The Challenge folder will be open for submissions between 1st and 21st of February. All submissions to that folder will be automatically approved without the regular voting system and there is no limit on how many photographs you can submit, so please, please, please; use your best judgment and consideration and submit only what you really consider to be good street photography !

You may submit old or new photographs, although we highly encourage you to go out with your camera and shoot new photographs for each particular Challenge. That’s part of the fun and the main idea of the Challenge!

The best photographs of the month will be featured during the announcement of the next month’s theme. There are no prizes in these Challenges, only Fun, Fame and Glory! The best, i.e. featured photographs will also be moved from the Challenge folder into the Yard Featured folder and a new Challenge folder is being created for the next month’s Challenge while the folder of the previous month is being deleted.

Enough talking. Now grab your camera, get out there and SHOOT! :D




by: AncaCernoschi



by: Jinnger



by: IFedorovskaya



by: Vermontster



by: arslanalp


The featured photographs above are presented in random order. Thank you all for taking part in the Challenge. There were about 80 submissions for the January Challenge. Now it’s time for the next theme; SINS!

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Title image courtesy of JonnyGoodboy ( jonnygoodboy.deviantart.com/ar… )

  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Reading: comic books
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

Moments Before Mutilation

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 5, 2014, 4:37 AM
Finnish photographer Meeri Koutaniemi visited Kenya to document a circumcision ritual of two young girls. Her photographs were featured in the following article in the Finnish leading newspaper Helsingin Sanomat: www.hs.fi/datajournalismi/Hetk… The article is titled 'Moments before mutilation'. Unfortunatelly it is only available in Finnish but you can always use Google Translator, right?

This black and white imagery is at the same time both beautiful and painful to look at.
 
 









  • Mood: Shitty
  • Reading: comics
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

YEAR 2013 ON MY STREET

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 29, 2013, 2:44 PM



It's about time to wrap things up. Another year has passed. Thousands of shots and a few good ones there too. Lots of walks and driving around town looking for that meaningful something. For sure many missed opportunities along the way also. Many nice memories from different locations. I can still remember the feelings and weather during the important shots. I always do. Those images in my mind stay so clear I can taste it rather than remember it. It's part of the fun and keeps me going, in a small way trying to cheat our dying destiny. Making pictures is what I truly love. That reminds me of something that one of the best photographers of our times, Mr Gregory Heisler once said; "If your only expectation is the satisfaction of making a picture, it [photography] will never let you down. Because every time you make a picture, you're getting that juice from it". That juice is the nectar for me and I have a thirst for it. I usually refer to photography as making pictures rather than taking a photograph, since I think you can't take anything from this world. You can only make something. In April this year I got my Fuji X100s and haven't been using the Nikon gear much ever since. Let's see what next year brings. Lots of new juice hopefully!

Happy New year!



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  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Stratovarius
  • Reading: Les sorcières de la nuit
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

Monthly Street Challenge - January

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 23, 2013, 1:39 PM



In 2014 The-Yard-Collective announces Monthly Street Challenge with a new theme each month.

The January theme is: ‘ REFLECTIONS ‘.

Consider the theme from all aspects. What is it? What does it mean? What could it be? What could it become in your mind and in your eyes? How could you interpret it perhaps in a new way? Is there a side of it we have not yet seen? Is it too obvious? Is it possible to twist it and turn it and make it something else? These are the kind of thoughts that should be going through your head every time a new theme is announced.

Submit your Challenge photographs into The-Yard-Collective Favourites: ‘JANUARY Challenge’ folder. The Challenge folder will be open for submissions between 1st and 21st of January. All submissions to that folder will be automatically approved ( :facepalm: ) without the regular voting system. There is no limit on how many photographs you can submit, so please, please, please; use your best judgment and consideration; if the quality of the submissions is awful, the number of submissions per member will be limited in the next Challenges. Submit only what you really consider to be good street photography.

You may submit old or new street photographs, although we highly encourage you to go out with your camera and shoot new photographs for each particular Challenge. That’s part of the fun and the main idea of the Challenge!

The best photographs of the month will be featured during the announcement of the next month’s theme. There are no prizes in these Challenges, only Fun, Fame and Glory! The best, i.e. featured photographs will also be moved from the Challenge folder into the Yard Featured folder and a new Challenge folder is being created for the next month’s Challenge while the folder of the previous month is being deleted.

Enough talking. Now grab your camera, get out there and SHOOT! :D


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Image courtesy of JonnyGoodboy ( jonnygoodboy.deviantart.com/ar… )

  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Reading: comic books
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

Merry Christmas!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 16, 2013, 11:30 AM


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  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Reading: The Last Voyage of Captain Scott
  • Drinking: coffee and beer

Stars

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 9, 2013, 12:06 PM

"If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare."


Ralph Waldo Emerson














"The sun is but a morning star."


Henry David Thoreau




What is STREET photography?

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  • Mood: Content
  • Reading: The Last Voyage of Captain Scott
  • Drinking: coffee and beer