I was able to capture this beautiful sunset after a long day of shooting street photography in the city. I didn’t have my tripod with me and also my cable release for my Fuji X-T20 got left at home. That meant I had to make concessions in terms of composition. To my surprise I was lucky in that the composition still works very well with the foreground elements and the silhouette of the bridge. Not having a cable release meant I couldn’t do a longer exposure than 30 seconds which is what the Fuji allows as slowest shutter speed outside bulb mode. For bulb mode you have to have the cable release as you have to keep the shutter button depressed for as long as you ant your shot to be exposed.
Here is a shot of a couple I managed to grab down by the river. Before spotting these two I had been taking several portraits of what I thought were interesting people always trying to incorporate the lines of the rails you see in this shot. My previous attempts weren’t as successful as I think this is. It appears that the girl’s making eye contact with the camera, thus capturing her attention for a split second away from the guy she’s with. I must say that this type of street portrait is very appealing to me ever since I saw a photo on Facebook in which a dad was carrying his son on his back. The photographer took a portrait of him in profile but the kid is looking straight into the camera all the while he’s resting his head against his dad’s neck. The eye contact is very intense while the contact between the two bodies was as well and I thought this tension was where the picture’s power lay. I was hoping to achieve something like that here. I hope it’s at least somewhat successful.
Here comes part 10 in the rainy series. What I liked about this shot was how it transported the feeling of a fleeting encounter with someone during a short but heavy rain shower. There’s no way for you to get back to it and all you’re left with is this shred of a memory…or this feeling of what could have been…I want to believe that this is what I found on my sensor when I got home! 😉
I thought this one would be a nice continuation of my rainy day series. The girl seems to be carefully planning her next step in this heavy rainfall and with the streets being wet and slippery. I’m still mostly in the same spot as I was in the other images of this series and I’m pretty sure by now pretty much everybody will have realized that. Anyway, I’m mostly at the 50mm mark of my Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50-f3.5-6.3 kit lens and firing off when I see people pass by that stand out in anyway. With everybody hustling in and out of this downpour it wasn’t too hard a job.
I think I’ll post about four or five more in this series after this and then continue on with a few architectural shots I’ve been meaning to publish.