Posts tagged “Street photography

Fading

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The fading sign of a grocery formerly a stable and now a home.


Not a Clue

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I haven’t a clue what this is about or why it’s on this wall. But I walk by it often and it has grown on me.


Simple

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Sometimes simple things need a little help to make their point. I gave the reflection a little definition.


Doorway

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Not sure if this was a restaurant or a club but it had a few airs. My editing enhanced the reflections in the marble surrounding the door to underline the alley in which it was found.


Modesty

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This modest home was facing a very busy road.  


Two Doors

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They call this a semi-attached, nonetheless attached or otherwise the column between the doors drew my eye for its vintage look.


Doors and Walls

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This week is all about doors and walls. I hope you like them.


Props (Two Photographs)

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Without props what would we be, some more evident than others, truth be told most of us have more than one, they reassure.


The Shadow is Greater than its Source

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A dull bench gives life to a shadow of strength and merit. A shadow by design or accident?


On the Edge of a Curb

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Are the shoes waiting in anticipation? Is it a game, a work of art, a matter of abandonment or a statement about being barefooted?


Why?

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Bricked up windows have always bothered me. They just leave us in the dark and give no clue as to what’s behind the wall. I feel cheated.


Showpiece

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One way to make your garage stand out.


Incoherence

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Incoherence is an interesting phenomenon. There are four possible reactions: to walk away, to try and understand, to excuse it for what it is, or to get angry.


Imagination (Two Photographs)

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There are two words that trigger imagination if not investigation – why and what. Making people stop and think is one way of engaging an audience.


Faces

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Seeing a lot of faces lately, socially distanced of course.


Window

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Geometric patterns, especially where there are clear flaws, have a certain appeal to the curious mind.


Hail Fellow, Well Met

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Not a common sight.


Not Staged

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I am always cautious photographing people, more because I do not want to upset anyone. But this photo is a tableau, more than just about the human element.


Window

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Walking the neighbourhood, I can’t help but see windows that raise my curiosity. 


Not Xmas

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Walking by a house where Christmas lingers along with some homemade summer bird houses struck me as unusual but I liked the way the bird houses looked.


Brutalism

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Brutalism is a form of architecture that really does nothing except for being functional. The pretence of many modern buildings to consider themselves fine architecture is absurdism. As a photographer mockery is within our grasp.


What the Window Sees

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One technique I like is using window reflection to frame something that then becomes the subject; catching the eye or causing the viewer to think.


Angles

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The rule says concentrate your viewers’ eyes on the subject, make it standout. Also note that some of the worlds greatest painters create scenes with a whole lot going on, sometimes unrelated, with the sole purpose of keeping their audience occupied or telling a story. Then there is impressionism and abstract art where the subject is not always the point. For the most part photography has focused on realism and clarity more than anything else. Personally I like a lot of facets.


Signage

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Parking lots have provided me with several photographic opportunities, very often it’s the signs that make the scene.