This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:
Taking photos of people or animals when they have no idea that you’re doing it is called candid photography. One of the beautiful things with photography is being able to catch someone in the act. It adds natural life to your pictures. Even if my choices here are mostly in B&W, of course feel free to use what you find most suitable for your shots!
So, this week I thought we would go for candid photos of people or animals – Have fun with the challenge, and we are looking forward to seeing your candid finds!
This sort of challenge is hard for me, I rarely ask people if I can photograph them, friends are usually aware I have my camera with me, and so even if at times they are unaware that I am taking the shot, is this true candid photography.
Sometimes I find I have taken a Candid photo quite by accident, and where the figure is identifiable I am left with the quandary of what to do with the photo, can I use it, as I did not subsequently ask their permission to use it. Animals are eaisier they nearly always give their meow or woof of consent.
Anyway here is a photo from a recent trip to St. Ives when I walked around with Focus set manually to a few feet and snapped away, in search of interesting street scenes.
‘Smiles & shakes’, St. Ives, 2019.
This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Candid‘.
The last time we were in St. Ives I walked along the streets with focus set manually, taking shots from my hip. I sort of like this one.
‘From the hip’, St. Ives, 2019.
This week Nancy has challenged us with the following:
SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) WITH AN URBAN THEME.
‘Urban People’, Vienna, 2013.
Each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors. I particularly liked the fact this old wooden door was set in a brightly painted frame with a neon lit sign above.
‘Old in new’, St. Ives, 2014.
This week Patti challenges us with:
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #44 is your chance to highlight Street Art in any form, such as posters, graffiti, prints, stencils, sculptures, or installations. We’re looking forward to seeing the art you found on streets of the towns and cities close to home or all over the world.
I have mentioned in a previous post that my collection of graffiti is somewhat limited, something which I really should remedy. So here is a sculpture, or rather four that make up the whole thing, I could not help taking several pictures of it when we encountered it while visiting Copenhagen at Amaliehaven. The Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro created various sculptures for the park, including these four large abstract columns.
‘Four’, Copenhagen, 2017.
‘Monolithic’, Copenhagen, 2017.
This Friday, Something to Ponder About and The Snow Melts Somewhere have challenged us with:
The prompt for this Friday is:
From one end to the other – not just the length of the Alley but a reference to the fact that the photos are taken at opposite ends of the UK.
The first a photo taken in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, to explain my title the streets here were used in the original Wickerman film.
“Searching for Sgt. Howie”, Kirkcudbright, 2018.
My second alley is in St. Ives, Cornwall, how we love the narrow streets and alleys here. Not really an alley, more of a narrow street, but I love this place.
“Narrow”, St. Ives, 2014.
For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of ‘Roads’.
The following shot was taken when we were returning from a festival in France where my band had been playing. It is actually a street in Amiens, I am not sure what made me go looking for this photo for this challenge, I just happened to like it I guess.
‘Old street’, Amiens, 2012.
Each week Hadd Hai Yaar challenges us to:
create a post having monochrome photos
So here is my submission for this week – just because it caught my attention while looking through my archives.
‘Sidestreet’, Bakewell, 2014.