Posts tagged “Street photography

Antique Finds (Two Photographs)

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I took these shots with my Fuji XT-2 at an antique fair in an old barn. I have seen quite a few photographs like these, especially kitchenware in museum collectionssimple, detailed and concentrating on shape and form.


Halloween? (Three Photographs)

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The stores have been preparing for Halloween since August, so I guess it‘s never too early for a few spooky shots. A gnome in a garden and an outdoor veranda for a bar, life made spooky. Though I will freely admit these scenes looked less spooky before I processed them.


Another Example of Contrast (Two Photographs)

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They built a modern glass and steel high-rise condo beside an old store. Age is one of the contrasting features. The second contrast is in the colour version between the new grey and old brick. The third is in the detail and texture between the buildings in black and white. Both photos were processed the same but one was converted to black and white with a green filter. What I like about this is that given all the different kinds of contrast, the eye tends to linger on photos like these.


Bikes (Three Photographs)

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I looked at these photographs, all taken on different days, and saw a theme. The bright colours bring the photos together, and with a common element make a nice collection. Difficult weather and other considerations are keeping me in the city and out of the forest but thankfully not away from my camera!


Details (Three Photographs)

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Intimate urban landscape is not quite street photography or architecture, it‘s those quirky little things you see in the corners and down the alleys of the city. For me its a matter of seeing things in a way that is unique. I enjoy showing these to people who pass the same spot and never noticed.


Chairs (Three Photographs)

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If a photography student complained to me that they could find nothing to photograph, before flunking them, I would tell them to take a selfie. I agree sometimes the mood doesn’t hit and you are otherwise absorbed making things difficult for photography. Familiarity with a place sometimes blinds us, but it can help us see changes and anomalies that make great photographs. I could go back to this deck to re-shoot the chairs but the likelihood of them being stacked like this and the light being right are almost nil. I’ll go back for other reasons.


Shadows (Two Photographs)

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All of this week’s photographs were taken on the same day with the intent to take a bit of risk and fool with the software I have. Photoshop and Lightroom are still the backbone of my work, with Luminar possibly becoming my go to external processing tool for that extra bang (when the older unsupported Skylum software Tonality and Intensity no longer work). Aurora HDR is great for one shot HDR, otherwise it’s a bit more work than using Photoshop’s HDR pro and the results can be similar.