Posts tagged “Street photography

Quirky (Two Photographs)

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Because the leading lines go in the opposite direction than doctrine would suggest, the photograph is somewhat quirky. The idea in my mind was it illustrated that whatever is deposited goes into the unknown.


Garden (Two Photographs)

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I keep coming across these lawns where attempts have been made to garden. Trying to get the right angle on the best part of these “wild” urban gardens is the biggest challenge. But the effort often pays off in a nice photo.

 

 


Window (Two Photographs)

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Reflections are an interesting area of photography, and I am fond of window reflections. But I need to remind myself that windows tend to be dirty and it would be hard to remove the dirt without killing the reflected subject, so we will just call it grunge. I sometimes have to carefully clone myself out of the photo. The processing should emphasize the detail in the window and recognize that in many cases we have two photographs (one inside the other) and they need to be handled differently.


Jig-Saw (Two Photographs)

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I am a fan of reflections and this one reminded me of a jig-saw puzzle. I like the black and white conversion, the colour vision seems to remove some detail and focus for the eye despite the contrast.


An Example (Two Photographs)

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I try to spend as little time processing as I can. Three of the many things I spend time on are the crop, the horizon (the straightening of the photo), and white balance. In this case the crop is unusual, the inclusion of the door unsettles what might have been minimalist photography. And while my intention was always to produce a black and white version I did work on the colour before the conversion to black and white (the white balance was problematic due to a cyan colour cast). The fixes I mention take time, but without the effort the results would not be to my liking.


Urban Shadow (Two photographs)

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Shadows can be dark black and prominent or grey and muted, either way they make a great addition to street photography and urban landscape photography. Taken in Montreal around the Main.


Benches (Two Photographs)

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I am sure my collection of photographs of benches will never be a best seller, but I enjoy taking them and processing them. In this case I took a few liberties in the black and white treatment in choice of colour filters and contrast.

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