My Favourite Shot in June 2017

    This is where members showcase the shot they feel is their favourite of their previous months shooting.

    There are many reasons why a shot might be a personal favourite, and quite often is not known to the viewer as it may be for personal reasons. Each Photographer has given their own reasons as to why the image they have chosen is their favourite of the month, along with the camera settings and location.


    Man in the Mirror by Steve Snapshot

    Fujifilm X100T – ƒ/9.0 – 23.0 mm -1/500 – ISO 800 – UK.

    This is my fav shot for the month of June. Why? Most of my street shots I take are taken in an instant. See it happening and click. This shot I took whilst waiting to meet my daughter, with time on my hands. I saw the mirror in the shop and realised it’s potential. Soon, I saw the guy approaching and focused on the mirror ready for him to pass. He saw me “taking a photo of the shop window” and paused to see what was so interesting, thats why he is looking into the mirror. I had positioned myself so I could not be seen in the mirror, so I assume he was baffled as to what I was photographing. Seeing nothing of interest, he walked away.


    Drôle(s) d’oiseau(x)by Esther FR

    OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3 – ƒ/5.6 – 32.0 mm – 1/160 – ISO 200 – France.

    I didn’t get out a lot to take pictures in June. I took advantage of the music festival on the 21th of June to take some pictures while the sun was falling down. A little apart, I watched for a moment this young woman with a strange make up like an actress, in front of the theater. I was going to take a simple portrait when I saw the poster “funny birds”. It was a pretty amusing juxtaposition. Also the evening light was beautiful.


    Family Favourites by Draopsnai

    Panasonic DMC-TZ60 – ƒ/3.5 – 5.0 mm – 1/250 – ISO 320 – London, UK.

    I like this photo as it’s more of an accident than planned. I shot the lady as she walked past me blind from the hip and hadn’t meant to make it so anonymous, but as you can still see the biscuit and chewing action it seems to work. I think the stickered background helps with the overall haphazard feel of the pic.


    Getting to the point by Phil Anker

    Fujifilm X70 – ƒ/4.5 – 18.5 mm – 1/300 – ISO 200 – Bath, UK.

    This was taken for the Monthly challenge. I had been looking for a shot involving an arrow with no luck for quite a while.
    Then I stumbled across this arrow when I took a different route on one of my photo walks in Bath. I then had to position myself and wait for somebody to walk past and hopefully catch them in the right place.
    Without the monthly challenge possibly not a shot I would have looked for or taken. My favourite shot of the month for that reason.

     


    Don’t look back in anger by Mister G.C.

    Ricoh GR – 8.3 mm f/2.8 – ƒ/7.1 – 18.3 mm – 1/500- ISO 640 – Celle, Germany.

    After a few weeks away from shooting street, I managed to get myself down to Celle for a couple of hours. Like Phil, the Monthly Challenge was the main reason behind the creation of this image, not that it was a subject for June’s M.C. but that I actually went out specifically for some shots to enter into the challenge on the last day of the month.

    I spotted this young lady walking her dog in front of me and as they paused before crossing the road I whipped off my GR, which I had on the neck strap, and crouched down to take a shot at the dogs level. Just as I was about to shoot, the dog decided to inspect the lamppost and one of the 4 shots that I fired off was of him looking directly at me with a very cross look on his face.

    It’s moments like this that put a big smile on my face, because what would have probably been an OK  low pov image of a dog and owner, turned into an absolute favourite shot of mine within the blink of an eye.

    After I took the shot I walked past, rubbed his head and said to the young lady “he’s cute”. I never did get any shots for the Monthly Challenge in the end, but it did get me back out into the streets again.

     

    More work from the above featured photographers can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate links below:

    Draopsnai

    Phil Anker

    Mister G.C.

    Esther FR

    Steve Snapshot

     


    1 Comment

    1. Mister G.C. | | Reply

      @Steve.
      It’s always a good feeling of satisfaction when a planned shot works out. I too am more of a ‘moment to moment’ type of person out in the street but now and then I’ll hang around for a shot that I’ve imagined in my mind’s eye would be a good shot.

      @Esther.
      Same here Esther, I only went out once in June and that was only because I didn’t have any shots for the Monthly Challenge……and I still didn’t get any. The main thing is we did both manage to get out in the end which has in my case ended the uninspiring rut that I was in.

      @Draopsnai.
      Anonymous is good. I actually think an anonymous shot such as this works better than a shot with the persons face showing. There are so many little details to look at and if the persons face was showing then most viewers would look at her face and maybe what she is eating and that would be it. Being anonymous means that the viewers only have the small details to look at and will probably spend more time hunting through the image to see what they can find. Thanks for giving me the idea for a subject for next months MC ;0)

      @Phil.
      Great to see that the Monthly challenge still has the power of inspiring us every now and then to go somewhere where we usually wouldn’t go in terms of what we would normally photograph. Hopefully this will have opened another small window of ideas for your future shoots.

      Thank you all very much for taking the time to participate in this feature. It wouldn’t be possible without your contributions.
      Have a great day and happy shooting.

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