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Urban Life and Cityscapes


{Photography.20.1}: {kai} Fri, 01 Aug 2003 20:19:53 CDT (0 lines)
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{Photography.20.2}: Kai Hagen {kai} Fri, 01 Aug 2003 20:31:43 CDT (HTML)

A topic to discuss urban photography, including "streetscapes," street fairs, individual buildings, architectural close-ups, statues, whatever!

Also the place to post your urban pictures, links to sites with same, and so on. This includes small cities, towns and villages and so on - peopled places.

Here is one:

Attachment: NYCskylinecircleline99web.jpg (29K)


{Photography.20.3}: Ed Hawco {ed1} Fri, 01 Aug 2003 23:54:25 CDT (HTML)

Here's a shot from my "View Project," in which I photographed the same view a number of times over the course of a month (November 2001). The composition stays the same, but the light is radically different in each one.

the view project

You can see the collection here:

Note: it might take a minute or two to load with slow connections. The page has 24 images the size of the one shown above.


{Photography.20.4}: Which Hazel? {hazel2} Sat, 02 Aug 2003 00:10:39 CDT (3 lines)

Ed, did you ever post any of these on dpreview? I distinctly remember
these and I don't know if I saw them there or somewhere else here.
Interesting project!


{Photography.20.5}: E Lakin {elakin} Sat, 02 Aug 2003 00:52:07 CDT (HTML)

very cool series, ed. it really amazes me to see how much colors change due to the effects of light and shadow. neat stuff.

i'm sure i have more traditional skyline-type shots somewhere, but this one's the closest i can come up with at the moment.


{Photography.20.6}: Suzanne Griffith {sggriffith} Sat, 02 Aug 2003 10:59:53 CDT (10 lines)

I'd love to use these and other photos on the main page of the
{Cities} forum. I've been putting up one photo per month and
featuring the city in the photo.

Let me know if I can use these, and, Eddie, tell me what city yours
is in.

If anyone else would like this great unpaid honor, let me know! Send
digital photos to, or just post here and I'll ask
you for permission.


{Photography.20.7}: Kai Hagen {kai} Sat, 02 Aug 2003 11:13:25 CDT (HTML)

You might have to start changing the photos once a week! :-)

(You are free to use any of my photos for the {Cities} forum, Suzanne.)

I really like your "One view, one camera, one month. " view project, Ed. Thanks for the link. Makes me think we need a topic for and about "time lapse" sort of things.


{Photography.20.8}: Diane Hamilton {dianeh} Sat, 02 Aug 2003 15:58:25 CDT (HTML)



{Photography.20.9}: Ed Hawco {ed1} Mon, 04 Aug 2003 10:02:58 CDT (3 lines)

Hazel, I haven't put the "view project" on dpreview, but it has been
posted in the cafe before (but I don't remember where). Suzanne, feel
free to use any of them in Cities. :-)


{Photography.20.10}: Suzanne Griffith {sggriffith} Mon, 04 Aug 2003 11:37:31 CDT (1 line)

Thanks, Ed, I will!


{Photography.20.11}: Ed Hawco {ed1} Mon, 04 Aug 2003 14:29:23 CDT (HTML)

Oh, and there's this one of the famous "Tram number 28" in Lisbon, Portugal. ;-)


{Photography.20.12}: Kai Hagen {kai} Mon, 04 Aug 2003 14:35:10 CDT (HTML)

I have a feeling I should know this...perhaps. But what makes "Tram number 28" famous, Ed?


{Photography.20.13}: {xenophon} Mon, 04 Aug 2003 22:05:00 CDT (0 lines)
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{Photography.20.14}: Dan Griffith {xenophon} Mon, 04 Aug 2003 22:08:23 CDT (2 lines)

Yeah Ed. BTW good photo, and your view project was interesting and
well done. Thanks.


{Photography.20.15}: Cleophus {cleophus} Mon, 04 Aug 2003 23:02:57 CDT (3 lines)

Ed -- I *love* that Montreal project!!!!
The effect that things like light color, source, position, etc., have
on pics is fascinating to me.


{Photography.20.16}: {ed1} Tue, 05 Aug 2003 00:24:09 CDT (0 lines)
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{Photography.20.17}: Ed Hawco {ed1} Tue, 05 Aug 2003 00:30:19 CDT (HTML)

:-) My GF says I should make a poster of the View Project thingy.

Kai, Tram 28 is "famous" in that it winds its way through central Lisbon up and over the hilly "old Lisbon" neighbourhood of Alfama. It's an old historical route that is still run to this day.

Tram 28 shows up in many references (books, films, etc.) to Lisbon, and it's nice that all you have to pay is the regular fare, even though it's like taking an historical tour. Half the people on the tram are tourists and half are regular folks going about their daily business.

The route is through steep and narrow roads that wind and twist through the some of the oldest streets in Lisbon -- many of which survived the earthquake in 1755 because they are built on bedrock. It come places the road is so narrow that pedestrians on the sidewalk have to press themselves against the wall when the tram goes by.

Here's the view from inside...

And here's the view from out the window...


{Photography.20.18}: Kai Hagen {kai} Tue, 05 Aug 2003 00:53:07 CDT (5 lines)


Thanks for the explanation.

Sounds like something not to miss.


{Photography.20.19}: Dan Griffith {xenophon} Tue, 05 Aug 2003 20:07:23 CDT (2 lines)

Somebody at my place of work was saying that Portugal is a good place
for Americans to retire to.


{Photography.20.20}: Kai Hagen {kai} Tue, 05 Aug 2003 20:20:04 CDT (HTML)

A lot of Brits and Germans do, I think. I saw a lot of them vacationing on the Algarve (southern coast).


{Photography.20.21}: Diane Hamilton {dianeh} Tue, 05 Aug 2003 22:59:32 CDT (HTML)

Billy Penn - top of City Hall in Philly


{Photography.20.22}: Amanda Peck {amanda615} Wed, 06 Aug 2003 00:49:08 CDT (1 line)

I like that.


{Photography.20.23}: {hazel2} Wed, 06 Aug 2003 00:57:49 CDT (0 lines)
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{Photography.20.24}: Which Hazel? {hazel2} Wed, 06 Aug 2003 00:59:10 CDT (2 lines)

Where were you that you were looking down on him like that?! (Never
been to Philly, 'scuse the ignorance.)


{Photography.20.25}: Diane Hamilton {dianeh} Wed, 06 Aug 2003 07:46:03 CDT (4 lines)

I was in the Verizon towers - I think 50th floor.  There used to be a
law in Philadelphia that no building could be taller than Billy
Penn's hat.  But that was changed.  I have another shot that includes
the front of the building.  I'll post it later when I am home again.


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