Welcome to part 34 of my street photography series taken with my Olympus OM-D EM-5 and Panasonic Leica Summilux 25mm lens (the poor man’s Summilux) on or around the streets of Cardiff. There’s a few odd/interesting one’s in here this time around, as always please comment. Let’s begin.
ISO 200, f4, 1/640th sec. Back in March Cardiff held a half marathon that attracted international status as being part of the world championships for long distance running. With that said there was quite a few professional sportsmen and women in the City that weekend, a lot of the time casually jogging about in the city centre. As this guy was, I can not remember what country he was from but I’m thinking Spain purely because I remember a large group of Spanish runner’s going past at about the time I took this image. I like this for the bold and bright light hitting him and making him stand out against the darker and shadowed background, like a natural flashgun has been used.
ISO 200, f4, 1/640th sec.I like the framing of this one, the girl with her skipping rope framed by the trees and the long branch stretching out across the path.
ISO 200, f4, 1/500th sec. Yeah he clearly clocked me (ho ho ho excuse the pun) taking a shot of him didn’t he? I love his sunglasses, he look’s like the coolest and most casual man ever to smoke a cigarette next to a jewellery shop.
ISO 800, f4, 1/30th sec. What a snappy dresser! I love the patterning on the clothing around the storefront and the hat’s, I mean does that one on the far right have a feather sticking out of it? Incredible. This is the kind of look I wish I could pull of without looking like an imbecile.
ISO 800, f4, 1/2500th sec. The shadows break around the bench and the girl making her stand out amongst the large empty space around her.
ISO 800, f4, 1/100th sec. I titled this one “There’s no river here” because there isn’t and I have no clue where these two were going with their rubber dinghy, it’s quite a walk to the river from here. Although strictly speaking the river was once at this point, I recently discovered that in the 1800’s this part of Cardiff was drained and the river effectively moved west by around a quarter of a mile to where it now stands. Maybe they knew something I didn’t?