Posts tagged “Street photography

Imagining an Outcome (Two Photographs)

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From my days working with professional photographers in my teens I realized what made a pro a pro was their ability to describe what the photograph would look like before they took it and guarantee the results.

Envisioning the final result is an important step in my work. Though I will admit that it sometimes does not work quite the way I hoped.


Kaleidoscope (Two Photographs)

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It is always a challenge when you go someplace you have been many times to find a new take, a detail you missed before or a change warranting notice. I was walking towards this building which I have seen many times but it was recently renovated and the new windows made for a great kaleidoscopic effect.


Show-Time (Two Photographs)

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I went to this fair where local craftsmen, antique shops etc. show and sell their goods. Normally these events provide  significant opportunity for great shots. But this year I was hard pressed to see something I had not seen the year before. I took very few shots, of which these two may be the best.


Windows (Two Photographs)

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I don’t know what got me taking photographs of windows. I did know a photographer who was enamoured of windows, and did several posters and a short movie. That was in the days of film and his ability to take one shot and get it right impressed me. I still take more than one; it’s not a question of confidence or digital over film, for me it’s a question of getting the best perspective on my subject.


Patio (Two Photographs)

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I was walking through an area with a lot of restaurants and this patio jumped out because of the chiaroscuro lighting. The flowers framed by the darker background just caught my eye. The choice in the end is high contrast black and white or a more colourful and muted shot.


Garden (Two Photographs)

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Some of gardens I see are quite ingenious, making the most of the landscape. In this shot I wanted to highlight the tree stump as well as the medal. I think it works quite well in black and white. The colour version has been slightly oversaturated and a vignette effect has helped the contrast, setting the stage for the black and white final version.


Mural (Two Photographs)

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I pass this mural often but only infrequently is it not obscured by cars. I like it because it’s hard to tell what is part of the mural or not. Composing a photograph that takes advantage of the mural but has context makes it your own take on what you see.