My Favourite Street Photograph from September 2017



    In this monthly post we ask our members to submit their favourite street photograph that they shot during the previous month. As well as submitting their image, they also let the viewers know as to why it was their particular favourite by including the reason(s) behind their choice. In addition to publishing the images in our blog, we also promote our member’s Favourite Street Photograph of the Month on our homepage slideshow.

    Puddle by Draopsnai

    Panasonic DMC-TZ60 - ƒ/3.3 - 4.3 mm - 1/60 - ISO 100 - London, UK.

    I’ve chosen this one simply because I like puddles and their reflections. You can never quite be sure if the camera will capture the same scene as your eye sees. Sometimes it captures it better.

    Here and there by Phil Anker

    Pentax K-70 smc PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM ƒ/5.6 - 135.0 mm - 1/200 - ISO 1600 - Sloane Square, London

    Often when I go out for the day with my camera I will first take a test shot to check my settings and that camera and lens are still working.
    This was my test shot, I just pointed the camera at the girl on the bench, pressed auto focus and fired the shutter. Only when I chimped the picture to check the settings did I see what I had captured.
    I am really happy with the composition, clarity and that strong red diagonal.
    I like this so much that is now my desktop wallpaper and looks even better large.

    Going Underground by Mister G.C.

    Ricoh GR - 18.3 mm F2.8 - ƒ/7.1 - 18.3 mm - 1/125 - ISO 640 - Stadthagen, Germany.

    As I mentioned in my last favourite shot of the month description, I always like the quirky shots and this was no exception. After seeing a group of people disappear down the stairs to the underground car park I knew that the brick wall background and was perfect for isolating a passer by.

    I didn’t have to wait long until the opportunity presented itself and I got my 4 shots off before the guy was gone. Some added bonuses to the shot were that he didn’t have much hair which meant the outline of his head stood out even more against the background, his head and shoulders were nicely lined up with the rubbish bin which looked like a part of his body and the fact that a guy pushing his bicycle from the left of the shot didn’t actually make it into the end composition leaving me with a quirky minimalist image which is now one of my all time faves to date.

    Autumnal Colours by sasastro

    Pentax K-S2 - ƒ/5.6 - 48.0 mm - 1/1000 - ISO 400 - Cambridge UK.

    My favourite shot of the month is this smartly dressed tourist in Cambridge. I liked the way her clothes complimented the season and the background. Whilst she was busy holding that camera and looking around I was busy taking her photo.

    Straight Ahead by 4d Photo Images

    Nikon D750 - 85.0 mm f/1.8 - ƒ/5.0 - 85.0 mm - 1/400 - ISO 1000 - Bath, UK.

    The reason I like this shot was that I enjoyed taking it. I had spotted him from a distance, it was the beard that first drew my attention as his head popped out from behind the map stand. So I quickly rushed up to the stand and waited for him to pop his head out again, I was really close which is unusual for me, but I wanted to make sure I had his beard sharp.
    What I didn’t count on was the full on eye contact as I held the camera up to take the shot. I felt a bit guilty, so unusually for me, as he walked passed I spoke to him and explained that I was a street photographer. As it turned out he didn’t mind and he told me he was from London and he was staying in Bath for a few days.
    So I asked him if I could take some more photos of him, which he agreed to. However, this reaction shot was the best one, and I was able to use it for the 5FIA Monthly Challenge Theme – Directions.

    Perdu dans la mousse by Esther FR

    Olympus E-M5 - OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3R - ƒ6.38 - 50 mm - 1/100 - ISO 800 - France

    I just like the expression of this old man, lost in his mind and alone with this glass of beer.
    I had to wait a few seconds to get him alone, because tourists were wandering around him, and I wanted to shoot him with nobody in the frame. I’m glad he didn’t see me. My tilting screen helped me a lot !

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