6.11.08 - Walk On By
I think I must be getting addicted to dusk photography, I took about 100 shots this evening as I rushed around town looking for different photo opportunities. I haven't even begun to sort them out properly yet, and with manic Friday tomorrow it may have to wait until the weekend. But anyway, here is my bit of fun for today.
I'm trying to get braver, and more inventive, about taking people shots like this. I like the hustle and bustle, and I like the challenge too. For this one I was sitting on a bench with the camera at my side. The available light, what little of it there was, gave a slow enough shutter speed to convey just the right amount of movement. Four shots taken one after another, and all I had to do was choose which one had people in the best places. I added the watercolour effect just because I could, and because it is a bit different to my street scene of the other day.
As a footnote, the beautiful old building opposite is the best tea/coffee shop on the planet, and if you like these things you could spend hours on their brilliant website here; http://www.stokes-coffee.co.uk/index.html - Light and Dreams Photography
This gallery is now a complete year of Daily photos, and although it has felt like a chore on some days I have to say that it has been great fun most of the time. When I started my intention was to challenge myself to try new things, especially to get out of my landscape comfort zone and make myself a more rounded photographer. I've certainly tried lots of new things, had a few disasters, some near misses, and lots of pleasant surprises. But the biggest pleasure is always reading other people's comments and checking out their galleries. There are so many talented people on here that it beggars belief. I really appreciate any comments, especially the constructive ones. I am now moving on to a new gallery for my second year.........