Monthly Archives: May 2009

First Time


My first attempt at street photography. This is a severe crop of the original photo, which is much larger. It contains a two-way street construction sign in the right foreground. It is very prominent and a very bright orange, that, once I viewed it on my ‘puter, I found to be very distracting. I like this comp much better as it is a more accurate depiction of what I remember about the scene, namely the long line of yellow trucks on the left.

I found the experience of getting this shot to have a certain energy I’ve never felt before and I’m not sure how to describe it. Certainly I was very self-aware of shooting on the street. There was also some excitement and anxiety as I was being watched by a construction crew who were setting pylons behind me. In fact, two other crew members met with the cone-setters as I was leaving and were clearly discussing why I was there taking photos. All-in-all, it was a fun experience but I’m not sure if street photography is for me. I’ll definitely try it a few more times though, before I make up my mind.

Deets: 50mm, 1/400, f/8, ISO100.

Until next time,
PG