Sometimes in the streets of Perth you see things that just make you smile.  On this particular day this guy made me smile with his connection with the birds.  He was feeding them for quite a while, they were sitting on his arm, his shoulders and hovering all around him.  I call him birdman.birdman

A lovely day in Perth and I actually had time for a walk between meetings, what more could one want.  I went to streets I hadn’t been for a while, trying to capture that “special” shot but all I could do was enjoy the sunshine.  But of course I snapped a few to share and not my usual black & white, but in colour or should I say washed colour.

Sunshine & Darkness  he saw metatts

Today was a great day, I attended a Perth Street Photography organised by my good mate Carlos from Carlos Arevalo Photography.  It is always great to catch up with old friends and friends that you’ve never met in rea life and also to make new friends.

Of course with a large group shooting street photography is harder to blend in with cameras everywhere, then again I was one camera in amongst 50 others (two actually, shot film as well but they aren’t developed yet).  I shot the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the 12-40mm today as I leant my favourite street lens to a mate going overseas.  Not my ideal lens but it works well and along side my Nikon F90X and a roll of Kodak Portra 400, lovely camera and expecting big results as soon as I finish the roll.

Enjoy my digital shots from the day, a mixed bunch of fun…

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I was shooting the streets with my good mate Wing today, there was an event and markets on in Northbridge.  Of course I took plenty of shots and they can be seen here.  I also took a couple of colour shots that needed to stay colour and I thought I’d share them with you all, not really street looking photos but still pretty cool.

Red Riding Hood

Band 2        Band 1        Pop Van       Shooting a Star

An odd title yes I know, and also something that I have shot before on my street walks but I had a fancy new to me film camera given to me but a guy at work (Thanks Neil).  I was actually shooting some kind of Kodak colour film, sorry I can’t actually remember which film it was but it was expired and developed with a horrible colour tinge to it, so I just converted to black and white….this was the result, I like it and makes me want to shoot more film BUT which camera. The new to me F90X, the much loved FM2 or my F3, yes I will shoot the F3 but alas it is sick and had to take it to the doctors for an operation.

F90X-a    F90X-cF90X-d  F90X-b  F90X-e

It is amazing to walk around the city these days and see technology everywhere and in just about everyones hands.  What is sad though, half of Perth seems to have their faces buried in their mobile phones while walking the malls.  I noticed this guy was confused with technology, or which technology to use and even with both hands full you see he has more in his pocket.  Wake up peoples, look around there is so much happening around our beautiful city now days and food places.  There is so many places to eat now days, we are blessed with choice.

technology choices

Walking behind restaurants is sometimes interesting, most people wouldn’t even look twice at this guy taking the garbage in…yes in, not out.  But of course when you are a street photographer you can look at just about anything and find it interesting.  I was hoping he saw me so I could capture his emotion but then again he probably wouldn’t have wanted to be caught with the garbage and I respect that so this to me was perfect.  Notice the stripy apron vs the stripy weather boards.

garbage in