Street Photography

Little Italy (Three Photographs)

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Just when I think I had taken every possible photo in Little Italy, I find more to shoot. I try to vary the walks but some places are simply un-photogenic while others never cease having interesting things to shoot.


More of Montreal (Three Photographs)

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There are parts of Montreal where everything is covered in street art or graffiti. I haven’t the slightest idea what is behind the doors, nor for that matter do I understand the writing in the graffiti. I found the colour overwhelming, so I did these in black and white, which I think gives a better idea of the details.


Back Alley (Three Photographs)

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We live in town with only a few back alleys. These are from the better of the lot. I think back alleys have a certain draw for photographers because there is so much detail, things out of place and almost everything creatively weathered. In larger cities I have seen more than one photographer in the same alley looking for something unique. In this series we go from the hyper-modern to the old and tired.


Manikins (Three Photographs)

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Ona walk I saw these and took the shots with my Fuji XT-2. The photo above was taken in an antique shopat ISO 12500 (it would not look as good blown up). In addition I used Adobe Photoshop “select subject” and created a mask of the face, so I could lower the brightness of the background slightly. Two more of my “walk about” photographs.


A Story (Two Photographs)

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Walking the streets taking photographs you sometimes come across a scene that tells a story. Maybe even more than one. In taking this picture I did not notice the writing on the wall, I was after the carport and bike combination. Except for my toning down the brightness in the hole in the wall during processing, the Fuji handles scenes like this quite well.


Behind the Door (Two Photographs)

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I am almost certain that your focus is on the dog and he is cute. But somewhere in the back of your mind you’re thinking about the door and what’s behind it. This is one of the things I love about just walking around with a camera, there is always more to know than you can discover. Doors, windows and a few other things often raise possibilities and questions that cannot hurt the impact of a photo. And the dog was not only cute but patient!


Bicycle in the Snow (Two Photographs)

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I was looking to photograph a bike in the snow, seemed like an easy task in late March. But as the pros will tell you the moment you go looking for something specific it‘s harder to find. As usual the snow had a slight blue tinge and the brick was duller than it should have been. Easy fixes. I prefer the black and white, it has the mood I was looking for.