Moving Through The Barcelona Street

Moving Through The Barcelona Street

Hang still and make the street focus and move for you. Now that is novel! This is what this street photography technique is all about – zeroing in on the subject and using the extraneous to support, not conflict.

If a location attracts (uniformity) but the story is muddled in fringe events (commercialism and busyness), then experiment to resolve the conflicting elements and get to the “happily ever after ending”, or at least make a point rather than mire aimlessly. In these images individuals are coursing, with intention, through a historic Barcelona street, a typical scattered maze of shopping, winding past advertisements blasting for attention. This rambling maze of commercialism and noise, transitions into a supportive mosaic when a slow or dragged shutter speed is implemented. The ‘in focus’ elements are not random but rather, on a path, with purpose and motion.

An ironic coincidence, although the image is out of focus the story will have a focus.

For more bicycling street photography see:

http://heathersimondsphotography.com/2012/08/14/coping-with-copenhagen/

 

 

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