I have a lucky place in my city where I can see from above a pedestrian crossing. This road sign is very particularbecause at the beginning is semi-circular and it’s near a white straight line. The best time to take some pictures is during a rainy daybecause the asphalt takes an intensive blackcolor…and there are umbrellas. Another good time is during the sunset: we can “play” with shadows.
The man of the stripes
A white dressed woman..near the white stripes
Semi-circular stripes and a semi-circular umbrella’s strip
At sunset … playing whit shadows
It’s like a black&white pictures…whit a red important “point”
How many ways can we photograph a blank wall? It’s not a very-very blank wall…there is something that we can use to “custom” it: in this case there are two road signs.
Here is the “track”..and, as we are speacking about Street Photographs, we need a human subject.
A “classical” approach: follow a direction:
A countercurrent...a salmon 🙂
A moving countercurrent… if you want an “artistc” picture!
More motion? Very simple: wait for a fast cyclist ( always as “artistic” picture! )
…uhhhmmmm… there something missig: a car or 2 persons ( there are 2 signals on the wall ) or, better, a person with a blue/white dress (!)… The main key is “Fantasy”! With fantasy we can “paint” (photograph) a simple blank wall in 1000 ways. For this example I used a Sony Rx100M3.
After a rainy day I often take my camera and I take a walk on the streets/squares of my city: I like to take photos of reflections from puddles. To achieve a good result I use a wide angle lensand I put the camera at ground level ( better if the camera has a tilting display )… but it’s not enough! To obtain a different picture ( from other millions of the same type ) we need some fantasy : in my example a friend that helped me to have a drop in the puddle….
With a “little” detail
I think that the second one is better…do you agree?
Note: Amphitheater Square in the city of Lucca, Italy
I think that a good exercise in Street-Photography is to take pictures of silhouettes & shadows. First of all: shadows are better at sundown or sunrisebecause they are longer that in other times of the day. The second tipis to go in the same place just at those times of day because the shadows are very different and the scenes can be better. In any case patience must be our preferred “weapon”: we can find a good mix between shadows and lights but we have to wait for the right subject! At the end: don’t forget to expose for the lights…better using spot-meterand locking the measure…so when your subject is coming we are ready for the snap.
Today no words…in a city there is always something funny to capture 🙂 The main tips are: patience and attention. It’s very important (in most cases) the ability to “preview” an action…or to “build up” a scene.
When I saw the poster, I got the idea to put there my bag: in the city be careful to your bags!
Thanks to my friend for help me in the “build” of the picture 🙂
A very graceful girl
I waited for a long time to take this picture….because I know the habits of (all) men in front of a lovely girl 🙂
Declaration of love
On the wall: “Puppy I love you”
Love for Arts
Smoking is dangerous! ( I like to play with posters .. of course the tip is: patience: wait for the right subject)
On account of me, they were chatting among themselves!
Yes, at Adobe’s offices someone hates us poor photographers…until some weeks ago it was very clear: I had 1 (one) very powerful software for photographic editing..but now? Now I found myself in a labyrinth! 3 (three) versions of Lightroom…and a big confusion..
OK, I hope to clarify… first of all the names!
The “old” Lightroom 6 becomes —> “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015.13” and, if we have a license, we can continue to use as a local software without pay anything ( even if we have to register it again! ). The bad news is that Adobe will not update it in the 2018.
If we want continue to have updates, we have to use the new version: “Lightroom Classic 7.0.1“. The “Classic” is due to the fact that theinterface is the same of the Lightroom 6. But the bad news is that we have to pay a subscription.…monthly, yearly … is up to us … but we have to pay! It’s a limited “cloud oriented” software so we pay only for the updates.
At the end we have the new “Lightroom CC”.Completelynew interface…and , this is the bad news, completely different philosophy! We lost (quite) all the Workflow..that was one of the point of strengths of Lightroom, and we lost other tools like the modification history. Like the “Classic” version we have to pay a subscription….this is a very cloud-oriented software and the Cloud has a cost…
At this point … I don’t know what to do: I have been using Lightroom since the first version…and now I have to decide: find a new software ( that I pay one time ) ? Continue to use the 6 version until I buy a new camera? I think that in the (near) future we’ll have to pay a subscription for every kind of software.. and this is last bad news. Only one question to Adobe: why the old 6 version and the new version have the same name “Photoshop Lightroom CC”? See the first and last picture..
In my last posts I paid attention to my drone…I want to “come down” the earth..and to Street-photography: around the city of East-Berlin. I tried to look for the ancient atmospheres, old colors of the city before the Fall of the Berlin Wall. I used my Fujifilm X100…a very good camera for Street Photography. Lightroom for editing.
One of my pictures was published on Fujifilm Magazine