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Just got a camera after not having done anything in about four or five years (don't ask). I've always had a thing for street photography, so please, critique away. Anything to help me improve is appreciated. All shots were on a D90 with a 35mm/f1.8 lens. Thanks in advance!

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Caught You Lookin'

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I Believe You Have An Admirer, Sir

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One Can Dream...

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These are pretty good, especially for being new at it.
(The titles are a little too cutesie for my taste; I'd rather let the photos speak for themselves.)

The post-processing is where there is a problem, these look crunchy sharp (not a compliment).
Somewhere in the processing and conversion there is a problem.
Perhaps if you post a link to the original, we could work that out.

All in all, absolutely terrific start - and I am a cranky misanthrope who loves street photography.
 
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Great eye. Agree on the processing.
 
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I was using diffuse glow and cranking up the graininess, but I guess I went too far with it. I'm positive that's what the issue is. I'll keep in mind to hold back on it. Thanks for the feedback!

e: unsharp mask, not diffuse glow.
 
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Got rid of the grit from unsharp mask. This look better?

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Much much better.
There are two problems that the processing hid.
There is a strange featureless patch on the side of the subject's head
The bright pants and arm of the person behind are really distracting; I would fix those in the original before conversion.

Other than that, this entire things works very well for me.
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That 3rd shot is really something! Love its spontaneous energy.
 

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Good shooting! Yeah, backing off on the USM really did improve the look of #3.

I got a kick out of the, "strange featureless patch on the side of the subject's head" ... lol....it's called receding hairline...women can suffer from that too.
 

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Bing bing. Hellooooo! Been there, been the guy with the stroller.

Processing discussed and aside, I am really impressed with the story that you have in each of the photos. So much of the street photography I have seen is just a quick snap of an interesting person (or just a person). But each of these I can read a whole dialogue into. I like the interaction between multiple people rather than just a focus on a single person.

Very nice.
 

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