Flickr Upload: apple.store.geometry

Waiting in the Apple Store for the rain to let up I was able to capture this girl bending over the products with the interesting geometry of the Köbogen architecture in the out-of-focus background. I think the composition works nicely juxtaposing the soft, natural shape of the girl’s body and hair with the harder geometry in the backdrop and the table in front.

Flickr Upload: X

I encounter this way of standing cross-legged in younger females alot on the street. Imagine my excitement when I saw this girl doing it perfectly framed by the iPhone X advertisement. I was pretty far away but for me this is a situation I find myself in often and I guess it’s why so many of my street shots (and not only street portraits) are shot with the Olympus 45mm/f1.8. Having the pedestrians crossing from left-to-right and right-to-left between me and my subject then gave me the idea to try to use them as a framing element or, at the very least, have some additional dynamic interest in the shot in the form of a slightly motion-blurred person walking through the frame. So I took my position and framed up the composition and then just snapped away seeing whether my shutter speed would indeed give me enough motion blur. I ended up using 1/40s which is just slow enough to blur the passers-by while allowing for a perfectly sharp subject and no camera shake. What’s also a cool effect is the juxtaposition between movement in the pedestrians and stillness in the girl with her smartphone. It sort of conveys a moment of stillness and introspection in the rat race of today’s hectic life.

Flickr Upload: the.downpour.part.X

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! 😉

Flickr Upload: the.downpour.part.VII

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.