My Favourite Street Photograph from October 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.

    A night out by Phil Anker

    Pentax K-70 - Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM ƒ/1.4 - 85mm - 1/125 - ISO 3200 - Salisbury, UK.

    I was in town on the way to get some night shots at the annual fair. In the daytime this is a busy street, but this night it was an empty and foggy background with great light.All I needed to do was wait for somebody to walk through it.

    This couple was the first to come along and I took several shots as they approached me. Shooting wide open at f1.4 it was important to catch them in focus. For me this was the one that works best with their position and the focus.

    The bird man of Sudbury by sasastro

    Pentax K-5 IIs - ƒ/5.6 - 55.0 mm - 1/1000 - ISO 800 - Sudbury UK.

    This is my favourite shot of the month simply because the old man is enjoying himself so much with his feathered friends, he was so intent on feeding them that he didn’t notice me taking his photo. It’s such a pleasure to have captured that moment of happiness.

    Eye contact by Weerwolfje

    Samsung SM-J330FN - ƒ/1.9 - 3.6 mm - 1/100 - ISO40 - Uterecht

    I like the low angle and I like the man looking into the camera. I used my Samsung mobile Phone to take the shot. It suprised me how well it worked out.
    I also like his things in the foreground of the picture and the text in the window look look is also nice.
    The leaves on the street are signs of Autumn. I think it’s nice when you can see a bit of the season in a picture.
    I often go for shooting to Utrecht and I have passed by this man many times. This day I had a tourist walk through Utrecht with my colleagues from work. And there he was again!
    I had to wait while the woman was doing her talk about Utrecht so I took a moment to take a picture.

    Face à face by Esther

    Olympus E-M - OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8 - ƒ/2.8 - 45.0 mm - 1/160 - ISO200 - Prague

    In a park in Prague. Prague is very touristic and full of people wandering all day long from one famous place to another. Those tourists seems so tired they can’t even appreciate the statues and the beauty of the city. I waited for an eye contact of one of them, and I got it !

    The Writer by Draopsnai

    Panasonic DMC-TZ60 - ƒ/5.3 - 24.2 mm - 1/100 - ISO 160 - Greenwich, London, UK.

    The reason I picked this one is just because I like the simplicity off it. I was on a family day out and not really looking for street shots but knew this scene would make a nice photograph, I had my camera with me so snapped.

    Distracted by Mister G.C.

    Ricoh GR - 18.3 mm F2.8 - ƒ/7.1 - 18.3 mm - 1/320 - ISO 640 - Glasgow, Scotland.

    I try to be inconspicuous when taking my shots however, by the looks of the young lady’s reactions, it seems she realizes that she is being photographed.

    So what made this my fave of the month? Well of course the eye contact and the lovely natural smile of the main subject is what made this for me. She really did liven up what would have been an ordinary everyday scene in Glasgow City center.

    One of the great things about shooting in Glasgow is the architecture. The old stone buildings, steps and pillars with their years of ageing, in my opinion, add another dimension of character to the image. Their the gritty urban textures and patterns are a treat for my eye and they just look so much better in black & white.
    I would rather shoot in an old town or city, than visit a modern day one with fancy glass buildings and high class shop fronts. Give me urban with some age and decay all day long.

    Overall I was really pleased with this Glasgow City scene and I will always have fond memories when looking at it, as behind the pillar is the Costas coffee shop where Leanne Boulton and I meet up for a cuppa before heading off on our day out…..and also for our last coffee of the day before making our long winding way through the streets back towards to the train station.

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