This image was taken in Meetinghouse Square in Dublin. The area has several photography galleries and some shops selling photo books.
This picture is one of my most recent edits where I tried to separate the figures from the background by giving a blur to the background and by making the figures more punchy by darkening the tones a little. Although I love my small camera, in common with all smaller sensor devices, it renders almost everything in focus from front to back and will only blur the background when shooting very close or when using a longer lens. I have no intention of doing street photography with a heavy, bulky and clumsy DSLR, so I have to attempt to overcome this by editing.
A picture that was taken in the RHA Gallery in Dublin, one of a number taken in the café there. The Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery is a modern building in Dublin and on my visit was showing a strong photographic exhibition.
I like galleries for taking photos because the lighting can add to the photo possibilities.
I took the train to Glasgow recently and was out of sorts with the whole day’s experiences, don’t ask me why! Though I took some photos both on the train and while I was there, somehow I didn’t feel in a jolly mood. Usually I visit Glasgow when friends visit and so I don’t travel alone and perhaps I just felt isolated. In fact I headed back to catch an earlier train home and sat feeling really miserable in the station when I should have been outside toting the camera.
Despite that, this young woman appealed to me as a subject and a close crop brings out her jacket and lovely hair.
Though I was on a train I have classified this picture as street photography because it’s the same approach that I use with street photography. It would probably be more accurate to call it an environmental portrait.
A group of friends wait to cross the street on the approach to Ha’penny Bridge which is a pedestrian footbridge over the Liffey. They have just left the area of Dublin known as Temple Bar where you can explore narrow streets full of old pubs, cafés and galleries.
The place I always head for first of all is Meeting house Square for the National Gallery Photographic Archive, and the Photographers Gallery. Along Essex Street can be found a couple of small galleries selling photo books. Apart from which, Temple Bar is perfect for street photography.
This street scenes utilises one of my favourite devices, that of shooting square on to the architecture so that the scene is shallow like a stage set and events progress across the scene horizontally. The strong foreground holds it all together allowing the 3 figures to march across. I like the rhythm of the posts that see to be echoing the striding figure.