After a two and a half hour flight, The Significant Other and I safely arrived in Sevilla. What a change in weather. From snowy 1 degrees Nuremberg we arrived in sunny and summerly Southern Spain with 24 degrees. After checkin into the hotel conveniently situated in the old town near the Cathedral, we went out for some Tapas. Continuing our first walk through the alleys, we had the unexpected joy to stumble into the colorful parade of the Bolivian Street Carnival. Continue after the jump for more of this fun event…Continue reading “Bolivian Street Carnival”
The political correct term should be layover, rather than hangover. After all, the dictionary definition for layover is “a period of rest or waiting before a further stage in a journey.” But I’m sure, the one or other patron of this waterhole might also get himself a hangover while waiting for the connecting flight. I captured the scene at a bar in Amsterdam airport. You’ll find another shot from this perfectly illuminated “Theater of Street Photography” after the jump…Continue reading “Hangover”
For today’s post I selected a color street photograph, one I call “tilted”. I generally love black & white street photos. Colors can draw the viewer’s attention away from the main subject of the photo. Bright or contrasting colors can create a visual noise that detracts from the overall composition of the photograph. This can be especially true if the captured colors are not balanced or if they do not complement each other in a pleasing way.
In some cases, however, the use of color can be intentional and can enhance the overall impact of a street photograph. The photographer might use color to draw attention to a specific detail or element within the scene, or to create a particular mood or atmosphere.
The slightly irritated view of the girl noticing a a photographer pointing a Leica SL2-S at her face would have just as well worked in black & white. But I felt that the unusual, tilted position of the little figure in the red lamp of the pedestrian crossing traffic light needed color to work, to get noticed.
The key is to use color deliberately and thoughtfully, rather than allowing it to distract from the main subject or message of the photograph.
I took the photograph with my Leica SL2-S and the Vario-Elmarit-SL 1:2.8/24-70 ASPH. Image specs are 1/400 sec, f/4.5, ISO 3200 and 61mm focal lenght.
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Wish you all a happy Tuesday
Street Photography Quick Tip 11 – Using Color Accents
Street Photography Quick Tip 5 – Composition – the hidden subject
StoNur on the Road – Color Splash
The fun thing when roaming the streets with a camera in hand is, that you never know what the real life happening around you has in store for you. The important thing is to keep the eyes open. Then you can discover all sorts of interesting things. Like the brand new Airphone Pro Max Plus, that the guy standing in Genoa’s Via Garibaldi is using.
The image was taken with my iPhone 14 Pro and post-processed (incl. B&W conversion) in Lightroom Classic.
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Have a great Monday
My Eric Kim Workshop Experience
Have your talked to your partner lately? It seems, this is not only a human problem, as illustrated by this street photograph I’ve titled “Silent Sunday”, taken two Sundays ago in the Streets of Genoa. Capturing scenes like this is for me the fun in street photography. As William Shakespeare said: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women, merely players”.
Here’s a creative tip for today. Grab your camera (or smartphone), head out to the streets of wherever you live and see if you can capture a scene that could be titled “Silent Sunday”.
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The image was taken with my iPhone 14 Pro and post-processed in Lightroom Classic.
Have a great Sunday
Street Photography Quick Tip 10 – Using Photographic Obstacles
Instant Inspiration (I) – Get Down Low
Night Vision Lens
I still owe you the images from the second night of “Viggiona by Night”. Different bands, different street food. I wanted to shoot with a different lens, and put my night vision lens, the TTArtisan 50mm .95 prime “Nifty Fifty” to a real test. I attached the M-Mount lens via adapter to the L-Mount Leica SL2-S. I was really curious how the manual focus 0.95 China built lens would perform vs the Leica Vario Elmarit zoom I used the previous night in the same conditions. See the results below…Continue reading “Night Vision Lens”
Israel Explored – Mahane Yehuda Market
We have made it to the Holy City of Jerusalem, at last. And for sure this is a dream come true for The Significant Other and myself. After the joint dinner of our tour group, the two of us headed out of the hotel and took a city tram to nearby Mahane Yehuda market. Every Thursday evening is the night market, which turns the place into a giant party zone, a giant melting pod of people. A perfect place for street photography. Come along for a trip across the market….Continue reading “Israel Explored – Mahane Yehuda Market”
NYC Experience – Oculus
In yesterday’s posts I left you with a small riddle, asking whether anyone would recognize the building were I shot the abstract fine-art architectural shots. While no-one came up with the right solution (Oculus – World Trade Center Station in New York City), a few readers correctly recognized the work of architect Santiago Calatrava. Today, continuing my series “NYC Experience” from our trip to the Big Apple in 2018, I show you a bit more of the outside and interior of this new iconic NCY landmark.Continue reading “NYC Experience – Oculus”
Contact Sheet (1)
During our recent visit to the Estonian capital Tallinn we also passed across Freedom Square, which features the Cross of Liberty and the Monument to the War of Independence. The 23.5 meters tall pillar made of 143 glass plates commemorates all those who have for freedom in the Estonian war of independence. While nothing particularly spectacular, it was still worth a documentary shot to be part of my Tallinn travel photos. Let me show you the contact sheet with my shots of Freedom Square.Continue reading “Contact Sheet (1)”
Corner with a view
Street Photography is standing on a street corner with a view. Camera ready. Waiting what’s going to happen. Watching the stories and faces of the street. I took four street photographs within a couple of minutes, standing at the same corner.Continue reading “Corner with a view”
Art n’ Motion
When it’s soggy outside, shoot in a gallery or a museum. I gave this advice numerous times on this blog in quite a few posts. When spending a weekend in Portland last month, I once more escaped from torrential rain outside (the Oregonians call it the “Oregon Liquid Sunshine” for a reason) into the Portland Art Museum with the intention to capture some Art n’ Motion.Continue reading
Love is in the air
This past Valentines Day I was in Portland, Oregon. And while shooting some Street Photography during the weekend spent in the Rose City, there was plenty of Valentines vibes in the air. Some decorations were more weird than others, true to the motto of the city. I originally intended to save those “love is in the air” street photos for a Valentines post next year, but they are also the perfect fit for today, which marks my 26th wedding anniversary.Continue reading