Some analogic shots ( do you knot what is an analogic film? ) of an old steam train at the station. Camera: Nikon FM3A, with Ilford HP5. I developed the film and printed it at home…it’s not difficult 🙂 The “taste” of an analogic film is very special!
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.