shooting on the fly

On my commute I always carry one of my cameras. These photos were taken while commuting, using a variety of my cameras (some old, some new, some shiny and expensive, some cheap and crappy). Be it by bus, train, car or walking along the street, mostly in San Francisco or the East Bay, these are shots taken from the hip, quickly but purposefully composed, or somewhere in between----but all taken on the fly...

Friday, August 25, 2006

A random group on Market St, San Francisco
February, 2006

Contax T2 camera, Fuji Neopan 400 film


Blogger Gregg Humphrey said...


Congratulations on the new Blog. Great to see your work and these cool commuter images posted here.

Gregg Humphrey - Contaxt G2 Member

August 31, 2006 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Bob Michaels said...

Rich, this has always been one of my favorites. There is something about the spacing between the people that conveys Americans wanting their individuality.

August 31, 2006 3:29 PM  
Blogger Michael (Coyote) said...


Nice collection. My favorite image was the two windows on 1st street. I think some of the shots could have been improved a bit ... crooked vertical lines always bother me (the pillars shot), but all the images are attention grabbing and very effective and attention grabbing.

Very, very good work. I booked marked your site!


September 11, 2006 10:28 AM  
Blogger Richard Sintchak said...

Michael (and others), thanks for the nice commments on the set of images.

Regarding the crooked verticals, well, part of "shooting on the fly" or "from the hip" sort of risks that a bit often...I agree in concept but then again I was not setting up the view camera on a tripod for that shot of the pillars! :-)

September 11, 2006 12:49 PM  

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