Posts Tagged ‘25mm’

When shooting the streets I am looking for something interesting, be that a person or group of people doing something odd or just being themselves.  Often I see many things happening that may be somewhat ordinary, but combined and layered in a photograph they make the scene look very cool and worthy of a capture.  These are normal people, going about their business and they all made me happy creating art.layers

I was walking around taking a few photos here and there and was reasonably happy with my street shooting, then I walked past a particular place where the contrast between the background and people was just perfect.  I found a great place to plonk myself on my rear end and waited for right time, the right peoples that made it interesting and I think I got a bunch of great shots….check them out!!!

When you are in the city talking to your mates and you think it’s a private conversation, then think again.  There’s eyes and ears everywhere, listening and watching…just look around!!!

eyes and ears

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For everyone that has been to Bangkok and seen the taxis there, they are bright and colourful thats for sure.  I was told by the locals to only catch the “nice” taxis, the clean and tidy taxis, the taxis with a meter.  I kid you not, there must have been a billion bright pink taxis, another billion green-n-gold taxis and of course a few more billion tuk tuks.  I still managed to take a “nice” taxi and he take me to the wrong hotel…just my luck!you want taxi?

I was sent away for work on a training course to Bangkok for 2 weeks, while I had to work and the training was quite intensive I did have the occasion to go out shooting the streets of Bangkok, or should I say the back streets. as I was far from touristy areas.  I consciously tried not to take advantage of the lives of Thai peoples less fortunate than myself but I did manage to grab a few special shots will I will share over the coming week.  One thing that I noticed was transport, much the same kinds as anywhere but more so how they used it compared to my home town of Perth.  The first photo I will share, probably my favourite of the trip and one of many transport shots “The long ride home”

The long ride home

What I like to look for in the streets is something different, something strange or just out of place.  Today, while out on a walk with my good streettog mate Wing we came across this slightly strange man sitting doing his own thing with not a care in the world.  When I walked over to shoot him I noticed the sculptures in the background and had to move around til they were all perfectly aligned.  I did not want to disturb him, I wanted to capture what drew my attention in the first place.

Stripy sculptures and funny hats

At first I was shooting a couple of mice in the mall, but out of the corner of my viewfinder I saw a much better event happening.  Of course I was too far away for the initial shot so I framed it all knowing that I would crop in post production.  After a day of having just the girls cropped  (my initial goal) and posted to various sites, the more I thought about it the more I liked the whole photo….and here it is, enjoy….but checkout the look from the girl on the left.of mice and women