Street Photography – Olympus OM-D EM-5; 29

I’ve been able to shoot quite a bit over the last couple of weeks (not as much as I’d like but then again I’d like to be doing it all day everyday) so have quite a lot of images to share with you guys. So without further ado lets continue my street photography series, as always taken on my Olympus OM-D EM-5 with either 17mm M.Zuiko or 25mm Panasonic Leica Summilux lenses. As always please let me know what you think?

Olde.jpg ISO 200, f4, 1/200th sec. I just so happened to be taking a photo of this rather wonderfully made butler inviting me into the olde sweet shop when his doppelgänger happened to pass by, what were the odds?

Path of Light.jpg ISO 400, f4, 1/1000th sec. An image that shouldn’t really work but I think does, everything is in dark shadow, so dark you can’t really see anything except for the small patch of light that is leading through the image like a pathway. The lone figure stood in the middle is almost entirely cloaked in darkness but stands out against the light beautifully. Well that’s what I think anyway, maybe you think it’s terrible?

Record Stall.jpg ISO 400, f4, 1/100th sec. I really like this image for the long empty central walkway as it’s bordered on both side’s by interesting thing’s, to the left by row’s and row’s of records and then distant chairs, to the right by the guy rummaging away through the cd’s and the repeating store-front’s and pillars.

Sea Fishing.jpg ISO 200, f4, 1/100th sec. Ah the old fishing hole, or the sea as the case is here. This day was perfect for capturing the weather, heavily overcast, multiple tone’s of grey in the sky, the sea, the pebble’s on the beach. And then there’s the subject’s, the fishermen are a good, but the main focal point is the two fishing poles leading from the foreground to the mid ground of the image, and to a lesser extent the distant fishing pole’s leading you further into the background. I am particularly pleased with how this came out.

Seafront 2.jpg ISO 200, f4, 1/1000th sec. My favourite of all the images in this set, although I do think this set is possibly the strongest I have posted for a while. I just love the whole scene, dark overcast and foreboding skies, the flat calm sea, as if a huge storm is coming and this is the calm before it. This guy, dressed rather smartly seeming completely out of character without a care in the world staring out while the fencing cutting straight through the image and the pier in the distant act as leading lines towards him. I don’t even mind too much that I’ve annoyingly chopped the left side of the bench off in the composition.

2 comments

  1. The black and white does these images proud. I also like your story-telling angle. You use more than one or two words to keep us in the loop.

    It’s all about perspective I suppose. I was especially enthralled with the silhouetted image. I don’t know the gender of the person, or what they are doing. Are they going or coming?

    Still, I’m intrigued. I also like the shop image. In catching the punter, you also caught the activity outside of the shop.

    Keep shooting on a regular basis or get out some of those images you don’t want anyone to see, and show us.

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