Street Photography – Olympus OM-D EM-5; 30

This is edition thirty, yes that’s right THIRTY, of my street photography series using my Olympus OM-D EM-5. I really didn’t think it would get to this point, I have a short attention span and tend to get bored of thing’s relatively easily, although I’m also stubborn so maybe that’s why I’ve continued with this?

Anyway on to the photograph’s, as usual all taken with the EM-5 and either 17mm M.Zuiko or 25mm Panasonic Leica lenses. As always please feel free to comment, tell me what you like, what you don’t like, hey tell me what you hate if you want.

Seafront.jpg ISO 100, f4, 1/1000th sec. Another seafront image with a single figure staring out into the gloom as the cloud’s gather, ominously.

Setting up.jpg ISO 400, f4, 1/400th sec. I’m assuming he’s cordoning off this bin as a VIP area, because VIP’s need a place to put their rubbish like the rest of us. If I’m honest there’s a slight slant to this image that’s bugged me ever since I took it but it’s got a nice level of repetition, squares on the pavement and the brick’s, contrasting grey’s, the metal pole’s the guy is setting up, the window frame’s on the building. Technically it’s a bit busy and seem’s to crap all over the rule of third’s but I like it anyway.

Solutions.jpg ISO 800, f1.4, 1/1000th sec. If only all life’s problem’s had a simple way out like this sign suggest’s. Again this is all about the repetition, the fence cutting diagonally across the image, the sign itself isn’t straight and seems to follow the diagonal path of the fence as well.

Street Cleaner.jpg ISO 400, f3.5, 1/2500th sec. So this image has already been shown by me in a previous post, here actually, but it’s in the folder for street photography at this point and technically comes under this remit so I’m posting it again. The strong light and shadow is what this is all about, as well as the fact it’s not exactly the most common vehicle you’d ever see.

The People Network.jpg ISO 400, f4, 1/1000th sec. My favourite time of day for street photography is a weekday, early in the morning. You get to see street’s that aren’t quite deserted but have less people and they tend to be more interesting, going about their job’s or on their way to work, plus the strong light cast’s such great deep shadow’s that work’s so well in this genre. These are all reason’s I don’t really mind that much having to work shift’s, if I work a weekend well I get day’s off in the week to do this. This is a perfect example of strong bold light and deep shadows, you almost can’t see the delivery guy on the back of his truck, he just stand’s out with his slightly different coloured clothing and then there’s the woman in the distance walking away from us, look at that bold long shadow, that’s what I’m after.

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