Street Photography – Olympus OM-D EM-5; 60

Haven’t shared any street photography for a while, and to be honest I do have an absolute ton of it stored up on my hard drive. With that welcome to edition 60 of my street photography series taken on my Olympus OM-D EM-5, again all the images this time around are taken on my Italian trip back in the Summer, that was a while ago now, around Venezia and Firenze and taken with either my 25mm Panasonic Leica Summilux of M.Zuiko 17mm lenses. Enjoy and let me know your thoughts.

Piazzele Michaelangelo.jpg 25mm, ISO 200, f1.4, 1/80th sec. The fading light means you can capture light and shadow almost as effectively as in bright blazing sunshine, such as here. The kiosk, which incidentally sold beer hurrah, looks like it’s aflame, lit up as it is compared to everything else around it. One of the owners casually sits watching it.Pidgeon.jpg 25mm, ISO 400, f4, 1/640th sec. Nothing more conspicuous than a common pigeon but I liked how the shaft of light feel across this square as the sun was setting behind the buildings, the pigeon seemed the perfect object to wander centrally into the light at the right time.Pose 2.jpg 25mm, ISO 800, f1.4, 1/20th sec. Can you get anymore “tourist” than the famous location selfie? Probably not. Luckily when people are engrossed in their phone they make perfect subjects for a quick snapshot, I like how the people to the right are enjoying the view while the people on the left seem to be more interested in showing other people where they were.Pose.jpg 25mm, ISO 800, f1.4, 1/40th sec. OK perhaps you can get more “tourist” with a pose like this? I have no idea who this girl is but she got up on the fence and posed while her friend took a picture, again perfect tie for a snapshot. I love how the lit up in bokeh Firenze is in the background. Incidentally it was quite a drop on the other side of that barrier she’s stood on.Rooftop.jpg 25mm, ISO 800, f4, 1/2500th sec. Last image of this edition is this silhouetted museum worker taking a smoke break on the roof of the Museo dell’Opera in Firenze, I was aiming for a shot of the coat of arms on the glass door but the guy in shadow seemed to good to crop out, I think if you squint the blurred bush in the background almost looks like smoke rising from his cigarette.


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