As I was hurrying to catch a tram to the south side of the city, I stopped for a moment to watch the above scene. I’m not sure whether I captured this scene as well as I could have (had I more time), but street photography if often a quick un-composed shot anyway.
I couldn’t help but be highly amused at the sight of 2 women calmly sitting on the step eating their lunch(?) while the cameraman was recording a clip of (perhaps) a journalist or TV weatherman behind them?
Next minute, a man in a velour sort of dressing gown (?), complete with ankle socks and thongs, interrupted them, walked up to the person being filmed and put his arm around him (I missed that shot), so they stopped filming. I couldn’t work out whether he was part of the crew. or a passerby in a rather strange outfit on a cold winter’s day wanting to be photographed with a celebrity of some sort? I was too far away to really see much.
I rarely go in to the city centre to do street photography these days. It’s usually a quick stop, or walk down a lane, on the way to somewhere else.
I’m having trouble seeing in Black & White these days, especially since I rarely go into Melbourne for some street photography, so I’m practising with things I see around my apartment when the weather isn’t suitable for a walk outdoors. The secateurs and rubber gloves I’d left on the end of my desk (ready to take outdoors and return to my gardening tool box) caught my eye.
This is a rare time I’ve actually shot in Monotone and haven’t had to edit the image at all. It seemed to have just the right amount of contrast and DOF.
Shooting ordinary everyday objects indoors is actually not as easy as it looks I must say.
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