Posts tagged “Street photography

Hat in the Air (Two Photographs)

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Shooting indoors without flash often means lower shutter speeds and more shadows. However, I was surprised at how much dark shadow I could remove to get detail in the top hat, another reason I like my Fuji XT-3.


Vintage (Two Photographs)

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There are many ways to age a photograph, and certainly a lot of presets to do that. Here, however, I took the colour picture and working with contrast, detail enhancement and white balance succeeded in getting a vintage, near grunge effect that I liked in black and white.


Road Works (Two Photographs)

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Like many cities there is a lot of road work going on and people are making the most of it when not losing their temper. I found this flower against a fence separating the pedestrians from the massive pit that was once a major road.


What’s Important? (Three Photographs)

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What’s important to me in photography is taking photographs I like, passing along ideas, tips etc. I am constantly trying new things in the field and in post-processing. I have no expectation that everything will work, or that they will have an appreciative audience. Success is measured in many ways and that is something I bear in mind in all my endeavours.


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.