Up the Ladder
Fuji X-Pro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 200
I was looking into the side streets on one of Bordeaux’s main arteries when I stumbled upon this scene. I shot by reflex. The guy on the right might have objected, but the guy on top of the ladder didn’t seem to mind. I decided to keep it.
A Place for a Quiet Read
Fuji X-Pro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 640
Walking in the tiny streets of Bordeaux I stumbled upon this small square, bathed in shade, and thought to myself that this would be a perfect place to sit down with a good book…
Dead at the Apollo
Fuji xpro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/340s, ISO 200
Place Fernand Lafargue in Bordeaux is the remnants of the Apollo. I have no idea what the store was although I assume a record store. Sad to see it so derelict, but the contrast between that and the old stone above is interesting.
Fuji xpro2, 50mm, f/2, 1/2400s, ISO 200
I was wandering the streets of Bordeaux when I stumbled upon this statue of Roman era poet and statesman Ausone. He was born in Bordeaux, apparently, but Italian football fans didn’t care, they made him their own!
Fuji x100s, 35mm, f/4, 1/500s, ISO 200
I have a thing with symmetry, it appeals to me. And so does contrast. This has both.
A Woman and a Bike
Fuji x100s, 35mm, f/3.6, 1/1600s, ISO 200
The sky was unusually clear and bright in Reykjavik a couple of weeks ago. I only had a few hours to walk around, but enough to do a bit of street photography with sharp whites, long lines and dark shadows. This is the wall from the massive Hallgrímskirkja, a great backdrop for this kind of shot.
One Way Conversation
There’s entirely too many street photos with mobile phones, but this one also has a smile, and an interesting color contrast. I hope you will forgive me.
Too much going on
Fuji x100s, 35mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 400
Readability is considered a great virtue in photographic composition: if the viewer understands what’s going on, he’s much more likely to be engaged with the photograph. There is another school of thought though that argues that the more the viewer needs to immerse himself in the photograph, the more he is engaged. I guess this photo is of the latter sort, with at least three, possibly four separate things happening.
(Click to Enlarge)Scooter Army
I have already shown a little of how crazy the scooter thing is in Saïgon. This shot taken from a rickshaw as we were overtaking the cross-road shows the scooter army poised to depart.
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A street photographer has more control over what features in his frame and how it’s composed than most people think. But one thing remains entirely down to luck and that it exactly what the subjects are doing. Getting great unprovoked facial expressions is down to pure luck. On this one, I was very lucky!