Street Photography: Night Shots, Tower Hill

Here are a some of the first ever shots I've taken with my Fuji X-E1 at Night time. 

For a long time I've been trying to work a lot on my day time shooting. Tonight felt like a good time to try out a.few other the night settings.  

 

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Fujifilm X-E1, XF 27mm F2.8 Lens.

ISO 200. 27mm, f/2.8, 1/4 sec. 

 

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Fujifilm X-E1, XF27mm, F2.8

ISO 200, 27mm, f/2.8

 

PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE NOT IN FOCUS AND ARE JPEGS ONLY. 

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Fujifilm X-E1 XF27mm

ISO 1600, f/2.8

Street photography: Fashion Street, London.

Just a few shots I took a few weeks back during another hot summer's day in London. 

 

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27mm F2.8 lens: 1/350sec f/11.0 ISO200 

If you're a fan of graffiti then you'll enjoy taking a walk down the streets of East London. These shots were taken down Fashion Street.  

 

1/550 f/16 ISO800 - taken in colour and post in black and white. 

 

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1/140 sec f/5.6 ISO400 

Photography. In particular street has made me more aware of my surroundings. I'm constantly picking out/framing up scenes in my head  

 

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1/350 sec f/9 ISO200 

 

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1/125 f/5.6 ISO200 

Last Week

Few more shots from last... two from the Canvey Island Carnival (yes we have a carnival!) 

 

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Canvey Island Carnival

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Canvey Island Carnival

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Working reflection

Street Photography: Medway

This weekend I decided to get out of London and head to.the Kent coast. Randomly I decided it was going to be Medway, Gillingham where I was to spend the night. Below are the shots I took during my time there.

 

 

Steamboat

 

Dingy - I took this in colour, I decided to process this in monochrome. It gave it that world war/Dunkirk feel to the image. 

Boats. 

Another boat

No boats this time. I particularly like this shot. It was the Joker style looking bus stop that got my attention.  I decided to wait for my subject and within 5 mins she arrived. 

Pretty glad I it set on continuous shooting. This was the last frame from shot. Which I later converted it into monochrome. 

Shot on iPhone 7 Plus 

For awhile now I thought i was never going to get out and shoot again. I think the night away from London did the trick on this occasion. 

All images on this blog were taken on the Fujifilm X-E1 - Auto Chinon 50mm F1.7  

Creative Block

Apparently this happens even with photographers. It's been a while now since I last got out with the camera. Every day I felt like going out with camera to take more photos I felt like I encountered obstacles. Whether it be the weather, light situation or the lack of energy. They were all too high a hurdle to get over. 

I think I've found the solution in two books. One about street photography the other a book assignment on photography. Both so far have given me some inspiration to kick start me again. 

Below are a few of the last shots I took before the BLOCK!

Fujifilm X-E1 - Canary Wharf

I imagine alot of people think that by simply slapping on the black and White "filter" it will automatically improve their shot. In fact I was one of them. 

I learnt to spend a lot more time with the photos I've taken. Making sure the composition is right or faffing about with the drop the

Fujimfilm X-E1 Note, Canary Wharf

Old man I spotted looking for something before he crossed the road.

I Switched...

It's been a while since my last post. During that time I made the decision to up my photography game. In doing so I made the switch from LUMIX G cameras to Fujifilm.  

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Tube Shots

Commuting seems to be my life at the moment. In fact, 4 hours of my day is spent commuting. Thanks to today's technology and yesterday's media (The Newspapers) makes the commute almost bearable. However, I believe we do miss out on life because we don't stop and look.

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Street Photography: Lafayette St, New York

This has got to be one ofy favourite black and white photos I've taken to date. In fact it was probably THE photo that spurred my further interest into street photography and perhaps exploring more into black and white photography.

One of my favourite photographers is world renowned Garry Winogrand. Every time I look at the photo I took it kind of reminds me of the sort of work he did. That is of course my personal opinion but would love to know what you think. 

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Shot on iPad Mini 2.

Comparing the two you'd think the top picture was perhaps taken around the late 60s early 70s. When in fact it was taken in November 2014. 

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The screenshot shows Lafayette Street as it is today but taken from a different angle. Lafayette St, New York

When Opportunity knocks...

You've got to take it, and tonight I did just that. Below are two main subjects I took whilst on my way home. 

The Dark Stare

I follow a lot of creative photographers who always seem to be at the right place, the right time getting shots like a dogs head on top of a human. Alas that day finally came to me and I took it. 

 

iPhone 7 Plus

As I looked to my left I saw opportunity once again knocking.

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iPhone 7 Plus

After some more tweaking and experimenting...

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Playing With Light: Golden Hour

It's all about the light...  

As a keen photographer, relatively late on to the scene.  I keep hearing/seeing the word golden hour. For those who don't know, golden hour is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer.  

The photo below was taken a few hours just before golden hour. I did have to manipulate the image slightly, drop the exposure, play around with hue, in order to get this image  I Just wish it wasn't so cold today otherwise I'd have stayed to get a better shot. 

Taken on iPhone 7 plus, ISO 20, Focal length 3.99mm, Exposure 1/640 sec f/1.8

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Street Photography: Four Seasons @ 10 Trinity Sq

I pass this great building everyday on my way to and from work. 

Last night on my way home the Four Seasons was looking very different. Very Red. perhaps they were getting in the mood for Valentine's Day on Wednesday. In fact I'll ask and later confirm it on this post. 

I was in two minds whether to show you the building in red. So I thought no, I'll wait till it's Valentine's day, however you can check out my Instagram Story (before it runs our) for the original shot.   For now here it is below in glorious black and white. 

 

 iPhone 7 Plus, ISO: 160, Focal Length: 3.99mm, f/1.8

iPhone 7 Plus, ISO: 160, Focal Length: 3.99mm, f/1.8

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Buildings, buildings, buildings

Some of you may know I tend to spend most of my non planned weekends wondering around Canary Wharf and the Docklands.  It's one of my favourite places to go in London. 

Despite what people think, Canary Wharf is surprisingly lively over the weekend. Nothing like West End, Shoreditch, Camden and the likes but there are lots of bars and restaurants, squares and outdoor events.  

Apart from all that Canary Wharf (and most places in London) is a great spot for street photography and architectural photography. 

One Canada Square below is one impressive and tall building. All metal and glass that displays some impressive reflections.   

 

Street Photography: Moody Saturday

On one of my usual Saturday afternoon walks around Canary Wharf, London. I took the chance to have a go at low light Photography. Thankfully with today's weather the conditions were perfect.  

 Taken on iPhone 7 Plus  

Taken on iPhone 7 Plus  

Here is another below which caught my eye.

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