Posts tagged “Street photography

Sunlight (Two Photographs)

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You read that midday sun is the worst for photography, but I am a fan of the harsher shadows and interesting skies. Light is light after all. Learning to use it to best advantage is an important part of photography.


Half a Window (Two Photographs)

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From a distance I saw this tattered, flaky old window and the shapes of things inside. If it drew my attention, I thought that perhaps it might equally engage the interest of others. (Isn’t that what photography is all about?)


Red and Brown (Two Photographs)

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I posted these awhile ago in black and white. I have decided the colour is also worth putting on the blog. I used red and brown in the title but it could have been burnt sienna or rust or a hundred other obscure names in the red, brown and orange group of colours.  When someone tells me what colour something is I am always tempted to ask what shade. Have you seen how many colours there are in the Pantone catalogue… But in the photos it was the abstract nature of the bricks and colour that drew me to them.


Urban (Two Photographs)

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My urban photography is not per se landscape photography, it’s what some photographers call intimate landscape photography. The idea is you single out and frame interesting elements of the urban environment, in the case of the doorway some soft focus helped show the transient nature of a blank wall in today’s cities.


Brick (Three Photographs)

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I find patterns in brick interesting and I have shot a few series showing off some of these more intimate bits of the urban environment. In this case all three are in black and white ensuring the detail of the designs are front and centre. The colour versions will follow as they are part of the series, but they convey an entirely different story.


Intimate Street Scapes (Two Photographs)

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Long time readers of this blog will know that I love a good walk in the city with my camera, weather permitting. There seems to be some new detail around every corner, things well worth capturing.


Inexactitude

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In photography there is an an aspect of reportage, but nothing is ever perfect. We look for symmetry, leading lines and catchlights etc., sometimes more implied than present, hopefully having the desired effect. I often feel perfection is the enemy of the good in photography, that sometimes the audience should do a modicum of work to fill in the blanks.