psychogeography

RIP Google Plus

I’m not sure why, but at some point I uploaded some photos to google plus almost eight years ago.  Here are some of the street photography photos I was making at that time in Rochester, NY.  Then, my ability to make these photos were limited to breaks during work and group night walks with other photographers.

Sadly, many of these bus stops no longer exist.  Instead, we have a transit center where I am usually kicked out of by security.

Sadly, many of these bus stops no longer exist. Instead, we have a transit center where I am usually kicked out of by security.

Before the transit center, dramas would occasionally unfold on the sidewalks.

Before the transit center, dramas would occasionally unfold on the sidewalks.

The East End was more active back then.  Any given summer weekend had hundreds of people walking about as well as buskers.

The East End was more active back then. Any given summer weekend had hundreds of people walking about as well as buskers.

Bars were always generally packed and spilled out on the streets.

Bars were always generally packed and spilled out on the streets.

Rochester Businessmen

Recently, the Flower City Arts photo department had their annual garage sale.  I picked up a couple ridiculously cheap Canon QL17's, loaded them up with Kodak film and set off into the streets of downtown Rochester to photograph businessmen (mostly bankers and lawyers).  Here's five frames from my first roll of Tri-X.  Still getting used to rangefinder focusing as well as zone focusing on the fly.  I do not use the meter during the day as I always shoot at f11 or f16.  It's fairly easy to guess the shutter speed I need to use.

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