For like the first time, I’m following the exact rules of Weekly Photo Challenge. The Daily Post at WordPress gave us a chance to take a shot at street photography of fleeting moments found on the street. And so, I’m taking a stab at it. I had a number of good selections, but I boiled it down to images in Los Angeles.
I’m choosing not to get so political or social. I refrained from the intense scenes and focused on the subtle scenes as the challenge suggests. Tweaking these vivid and colorful images to black and white already feels like I’m stripping the light on these streets. Although …
The above image here changed my perspective upon changing it to black and white. I was ignoring it at first, not even considering sharing it then. Now, I’m loving it. I guess the other colors no longer are stealing the spotlight of the three grandmothers striding along.
All the above images are taken from …
Venice Beach :
Venice art vendors don’t like their crafts getting photographed. Pay your parking else find yourself paying more than $50 fee. Buy sunglasses there if you don’t have one. Check out the graffiti and the skating arena. I consider Venice Beach a MUST for LA visitors.
This one is from Santa Monica …
Let’s go to my second stop of Route 66, the Old Pasadena. It’s where I bought old music CD’s and old book that I couldn’t find anywhere til then. If you choose to take this route, make sure to latter up with sunblocks and load your car with water bottles. Anyhow,
I already have street art above, I can’t oust street musician when it comes to street photography.
Street Photography? … Oh boy! I got some bloggers line up for that … For now,
Check out themofman’s sequels on Illustrative City Series and The Unrepentant Flaneur’s Guide to Street Photography [my favorite: part 6] Modes of Flight Blog exhibits art images (including his own drawings), landscape and urban photography.My ultimate favorite, however, is this heartwarming stories of achieving life goal of being a real photographer, A Lens on Life.
Well … after examining my Featured Blog, my street photography is fun but I think I’ll leave it to the Pro’s. (Leave me be diffident and save the vote of confidence. *big grin*)