I keep working on filling the frame with stuff. like combining the tiles from the street with what is happening inside the window. I found this spot yesterday and decided to go back today to give it some quality time. It was bright sunlight today, so I will go back again as soon as the weather changes. I don´t know if you agree with me, but I feel this scene would be better off with more action outside the window.
What do you think?
I am still processing all the new ideas I got during last weekends workshop with In-Public. Blake Andrews, David Solomons and Matt Stuart are a very knowledgeable trio and knows how to communicate their views on street photography very well. I am looking forward to merge this with my own style and hope that it will show in my shots one way or another. One route I will hop on immediately is to work with the details within the frame. I usually try to keep my frames clean and neat, but it became quite apparent during our photo review session that those images rarely keeps the viewers interest for very long. We could talk for a long time about some images while others just had a seconds in the spotlight. “Ok, it’s a girl with a ball. Next one, please”. :)
So there you have it – more
cowbell details. I think this one from today is a good example of what I am talking bout.
T.G.I.F. Because today is when the In-Public street photography workshop begins. Three days filled shooting, discussing and reviewing images should make this weekend top notch. T.G.I.F. indeed.
I got some quality time with the camera at the trotting track near by my home today. Great place for watching people, and a prefect time to study the circle of life at the trotting track. Elitloppet is one of the largest harness racing events in the world and gather a mashup of trotting lovers, gamblers and people who just want to have some fun. Fun with beer, that is.
Anyways, I hope you like the images. Elitloppet 2013 – street style :)
When I left Pentax for Fujifilm I had planned to get all three of the original Fujinon lenses (18-35-60), but reading about how slow the 60mm was to focus I decided to keep my trusty Pentax FA 43mm f1.8 Limited and try it as my portrait lens. It might be on the short end for portraits, but I really like how it renders on every aspect of what a good lens are supposed to do.
Compared to the Fujinon’s it has slightly more color and contrast which actually is closer to what I prefer. This shot is straight from the camera with no editing or sharpening at all. And the build quality of a metal Pentax Limited series is clearly above that of the Fujinon lenses I have (18 & 35mm) so I plan to keep this one until it falls apart. Which it will never do :)