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Street Photography | Granada Series

The Equalizer, Gran Via, Granada, Spain

The Equalizer, Gran Capitan, Granada, Spain

On a walkabout around the city of Granada last summer, I caught sight of a woman rummaging through the bins and I instinctively reached for my iPhone for a sneaky quick shot whilst she was in the act.

Then it was a case of ‘quick, before she sees me….’

‘Oh no! Too late…she’s seen me’.

‘It’s now or never’ I tell myself.

‘Shoot! Shoot!’

Heck, what’s she got in the pram?

A baseball bat? A gun?

If looks could kill…!

I shoot, then disappear.

Only later when I perused through the day’s photos I noticed the image and title on the street billboard behind the woman and thought I’d witnessed a scene from the actual movie…haha!

 

 

 

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Photo Friday: Going Candid

The Art of Candid Street Portraiture | Crisol Street Photography

Have you ever tried Street photography?

It’s more difficult than you think!

This collection of black and white photos was taken at the Mercado De Motores, a weekend market in the Railway Museum in Delicias, Madrid.

During the day, a challenge had been set by the photography group Crisol Street Photography, I had joined during my stay in Madrid. The founder, Levi Shand, had asked all the members in attendance to think about ’emotion’ whilst taking a shot, so basically shoot street photography whereby the person shows their emotion.

Boy, I was not looking forward to this.

Why?

I just did not like invading people’s spaces when taking photos, it makes me feel really uncomfortable, but then, it’s not a bad thing to get out of your own comfort zone every now and then.

The only way I could approach this challenge was to take photos of people looking away, or people in mirrors or of children playing.

However, there’s one image, and if looks could kill…as they say…this was that occasion.

The young lady in the said shot did not look amused. After the candid photo of her, I approached her and told her that I thought she looked really stylish, (the lady in white) hence the reason for my shot to which she then wore the most beautiful big smile and posed for me…but then that’s not candid….?
What a Twist!
Anyway, here are the results…

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Photo Friday: Manchester Series

This week’s photos comes from in and around Manchester, a follow on from my previous post…but a little more creative.

Manchester is one of the nation’s most vibrant cities and is notable for its architecture, culture, musical exports, media links, scientific and engineering output, sports clubs and transport connections.

Manchester has something for everyone.

 

Manchester Town Hall from the NCP rooftop carpark

Manchester Town Hall from the NCP rooftop carpark

 

Fountain Street, Manchester

Fountain Street, Manchester

 

Sunset on Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre

Sunset on Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre

 

'Fire Window' Manchester Cathedral, designed by Margaret Traherne 1996 after the bombing in Manchester

‘Fire Window’ Manchester Cathedral, designed by Margaret Traherne 1996 after the bombing in Manchester

 

The Lowry Footbridge, MediaCity, Salford Quays

The Lowry Footbridge, MediaCity, Salford Quays

 

Number One First Steeet, Manchester

Number One First Steeet, Manchester

 

Dark Alley, Manchester

Dark Alley, Manchester

 

Iconic City Tower, Manchester

Iconic City Tower, Manchester

 

Civil Justice Centre, Manchester

Civil Justice Centre, Manchester

 

One Angel Place, Manchester

One Angel Place, Manchester

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Assignment Day 7: Big & PoV

Plaza de Espana | Seville | Spain

Change your point of view – literally…

Here, I’m sharing the beauty of the Plaza de Espana from a different perspective. I’ve placed the architecture of the Plaza de Espana in the background while focusing on the lines and geometry of the floor tiles in the foreground.

The beautiful path caught my eye and I knew I wanted to empasize this, so I placed my camera (a Nikon d3100 with an 18-55mm kit lens) literally on the ground, concentrating on the symmetry of the tiles, presenting a unique perspective, rather than the everyday eye level viewpoint of this historic landmark.

Silent Silhouette

 

Another hauntingly beautiful image taken whilst looking for Antony H Wilson’s grave (boss of the Hacienda at the start of the Manchester Music Scene). A place of beauty and tranquility, intrigue and mystery with life and death all around me.

Still Standing

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A hauntingly beautiful image taken whilst looking for Antony H Wilson’s grave (boss of the Hacienda at the start of the Manchester Music Scene). A place of beauty and tranquility, intrigue and mystery with life and death all around me.