Posts Tagged ‘street’

Photo Friday: Leading Lines

January 19, 2018

This week, I had a convergence of photo assignments.  Both my school, and website challenge called for leading lines.  Here is my response.  I love how the sled contrasts with the rest of the scene.

Sledding

Photo Friday: A Winter’s Perspective

December 15, 2017

Strangely enough, I love winter pictures in black and white.  This shot was taken during the second snow storm to hit the Portland area this season.

A Winter Perspective

First Look Photo: Shelter from the Storm

December 13, 2017

Some people will do anything to keep the snow off their head, like this woman and her umbrella.

Into the Storm

Photo Friday: Red Street

October 6, 2017

I love the glow the street light cast on this sidewalk.

Red Light

First Look Photo: Where Beer Flows like Wine

October 4, 2017

Today’s photo is of a place that seems mostly inactive until the sun goes down.  One side of the street is made up entirely of bars.

The Bar Street

Photo Friday: Framed

September 15, 2017

The Art of Photography, on YouTube, posted a challenge about framing the subject, and I found this guy biking in Portland between two signs.  The color in the signs are too distracting, so I changed it to black and white.

Biking through the city

First Look Photo: Collecting Bottles

September 14, 2017

I found this woman collecting bottles in Portland.  It Reminded me of  some of the street photography seen on Digital rev.

Bottle Collector

Photo Friday: Homeless

January 20, 2017

I was watching an interview with a famous photographer, and something he said just clicked with me.  “Our purpose as photographers is not to change the world, but to draw attention to it.”  How can those with the ability to make effective changes in the world ever make those changes without knowing where the problem is.  Whether you’re a nature photographer, or a photojournalist in a war zone, you are out in the world inspiring others into action to make a better world.

Now, that’s enough of the soap box speech.  On to today’s photograph.  Recently, while out on the streets of Portland, I noticed a woman sitting on the sidewalk, holding a sign about being homeless.  People were walking around her, trying to avoid eye contact.  In this shot, I chose not to show her face so I can show the background, and to give it an “any city” feel.  This is a scene that is played out in every city across the country, and in the rest of the world.  I would go so far as to say this is a timeless problem.

homeless

Photo Friday: Abstract

January 13, 2017

Today’s shot comes from my latest street photography day.  Unlike my other photographs there are no people involved.  In this case, I saw two bike close together, and I chose a lower angle for compositional reasons.  I loved the salt on the tire, which helps to establish the time of year as Winter.

This was the second shot.  The first shot had the second bike in greater focus, which took away from the front bike.  Due to certain distractions, I changed it to black and white.

bicycle-parking

First Look Photo: Winter Tourists

January 11, 2017

I was on a street photography walk, yesterday, and was asked to take a photo of two girls from New York.  They were visiting Portland for a few days, and wanted a picture of both of them.  When I saw a painting on the wall, of a nice mountain scene.  I asked to take their picture, and used the painting.  Instead of a city picture, it looked like they were getting ready to ski.

Out of all the shots I took, I like this the best.

tourists-from-new-york