A day out in Windsor. Shot with Samsung S8. Edited in Lightroom.
I truly have neglected both my photography blog and my photography itself. I have gone out with my camera a few times this year and what I have shot has held no interest for me. I found no inspiration in the spring blossoms which is unusual, as I do love to shoot floral and nature. I think I am tired of shooting the same old same old.
That is until I went to central London this week and walked from one part to another with my camera in tow. I am finding myself more and more drawn to street photography and shooting in the city. I usually come back with a few shots that I quite like. Add to that I am seem to be more drawn to black and white images. There is just something about a black and white photo that speaks to me these days.
Here are the successes from my outing this week.
Beautiful buildings on one side of the street…
… and on the other side as well
Entrance to Tate Britain
Tourist enjoying the city
In 2015 I gave Street Photography a try. All I can say is I like it and want to explore more of the streets with my camera in 2016.
Took along my camera with only 50mm lens attached to Windsor yesterday to practice more street photography. I had more fails then successes. I tried shooting without raising the camera to my eye most of the time resulted in fails.
Here are the successes from the outing.
The two on the right had no idea I was taking a photo of them I have titled this one ‘the smokers’. The chap on the right posed for me and is the one and only person I interacted with. This one is titled ‘the fudge seller’, he entertained the public to entice them into the fudge shop. I have decided I must interact more with my subjects to get these kind of shots.
‘the selfies’, couldn’t resist these two shots. The family selfie is interesting. Guess those selfie sticks are getting around.
‘in shades’, it was a beautiful sunny day.
‘the cylists’, these two were not together and was taken in different areas. I left these two in colour as I thought they worked well.
I am already looking forward to my next outing to the streets of somewhere in England, which is likely to be London, for more practice.
I have always wanted to take my camera along to this spot in London and do some shooting. I was hoping for some skaters to be about but since it was the middle of the week and in the morning it was to be expected that there would be no skaters.
Maybe I will get lucky next time around.
Enjoyed a wonderful day out in London yesterday. Thought I might try my hand at Street Photography once again. Was it a success? I am not too sure about that. I am always worried about confrontation by those I try to shoot or those that end up in my frame. So I end up trying to take the shot without being noticed which translates into I shoot too quickly and do not pay attention to settings etc. Oh well we live and learn.
I feel that this shot would have been better if the person in the van was looking toward the customer. By the time I got my camera up to my eye she had taken the order and started to prepare so lost that moment. Timing is the issue here.
Noticed the couple walking into my frame so decided to include them in my shot. Composition could be better here.
I think this is one of the better shots of the day. Exposure could have been better.
This one I do like BUT I rushed the shot it probably could be improved if I had taken a moment to think.
Happened upon a wedding photo shoot, couldn’t figure out where the photographer was positioned and I didn’t want to walk into the shot. So stopped and thought hey why not take a quick shot which once again I rushed and did not THINK about exposure etc. The photographer was just on the other side of the building. The image on the right I feel was one of my successes of the day although could have been improved upon if I had taken a moment to think about it I am sure.
I will continue to work on my Street Photography as I can only improve or I at least hope so.
The time has come that I leave my old blog behind and begin anew here on WordPress. So welcome to my new place.
To get things started going to put up some random images that I have yet to share on my old blog and to test out this new blog and see how things will look.
Foggy morning on the River Thames
Chiswick House, Chiswick England
Chiswick House, Chiswick England
Beautiful building in Eton, England
Dog waiting patiently for owner to return