Chinatown Fabrics

Posted on March 17, 2014

Something I took in Chinatown awhile ago and just getting around to posting it. This has a cool hand colored feeling to it that I really like. You don’t see much hand coloring going on now days. I’m actually thinking of printing this in B&W and doing some for-real hand coloring with this image

SONY, SLT-A77V, 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM
1/200, f/2.8, ISO 50

Seafood Alley

Posted on March 15, 2014

Captured a couple of months ago in an alley across the street from where I worked. I was getting back to the office after my daily photo walk when I saw this guy from across the street. But I had to get closer to get the shot I wanted. So I hurried across the street and tried not to spook him. Yes, street photography is a lot like hunting sometimes. I wanted the image to be mostly about the alley with this waiter being a counterpoint in the composition. By setting him on the right one-third line, I’m creating a balancing act with the perspective’s vanishing point that creates a nice tension in the composition. The color also helps bring the viewers eye into the frame but then bounces back out the the figure.

SONY, ILCE-7, FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
1/60, f/2.8, ISO 320

Neutral Perspective

Posted on March 7, 2014

Sometimes when in a gallery it’s best to take a step back from the artwork to take in the entire scene. This is a way to just be an observer and have a neutral point of view. Only then can you really attempt to understand what your looking at. When the camera angle has a neutral perspective, as in this photo, the viewer can also become an impartial observer.

SONY, ILCE-7, FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
1/60, f/2.8, ISO 1600

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