Week 20/52 “Bus” – Selections

Wow another week done. The year is going light speed. It’s almost June. The sun sets here in Perth around 5pm which severely limits shooting time. I chose the image above because I like the layering of the foreground and background element by the three bald men. Plus the stories a viewer could make between the three characters in the frame.

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Yellow Cat and yellow signs

As you can imagine I shot alot around bus stops and took the bus quite abit this week for the brief. (I wasn’t very creative with the whole theme)

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Shot of the bus stop from a far with cones in unusual places

I’ve definitely gotten more interesting characters I have taken a photo of in the past but you can only take what the universe dishes out to you in the realms of street photography.

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Just a typical bus scene

 

20/52 – “Bus”

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round.

An easy one this week. The magical random word generator produced “Bus” for me. Since I do take the bus to commute to work and the CBD I already have had plenty of opportunities to get something.

On other news, I have joined another photography competition through lens culture. It is a Magnum competition so the entries will be insanely good. I at least get a review of my photos by an editor as I submitted 5+ images. Coincidentally the photo above was one of them. Fingers crossed!

Week 19/52 “Hole” – Selections

Here it is folks. The fish I caught from the week of “shooting”

But sad to say I haven’t really been fishing alot though as I changed my approach lately on these weekly missions. I’ve tried to make photography part of my chores, and daily routine rather than it being the primary goal.

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Mc Donald (on my way to the library)

But I think there is something about deliberation and focus. It breeds work ethic, and makes you look and confront the fear that is in street photography, ie photographing strangers. Without focus, my lizard brain was alot louder, giving excuses, fear mongering it was easier to listen to.

What Steven Presfield calls “resistance” won. I am afraid to say,  I became lazy and comfortable and nonchalant with what I was doing.

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Down and out (on my way home from the library)

So from Week 20, I’ll be more deliberate, and purposeful with the project. To once again be actively looking for moments, engage with people and be open to the potential no’s and failures in order to get to a worth while image.

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Bank Shit Back (taken from the office next door on my way to lunch

 

 

 

Week 10/52 “Open Theme” – Selection

Selection for week 10/52 Open theme. I cant think of anything more uncomfortable than lying down on a bunch or sharp rocks. The legs on the top right hand side was a bonus 🙂

B sides below!

 

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Shadow discourse
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Drive home
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Escape

 

 

 

Week 08/52 “Moving” – Selection

A number of different type of images resulted from shooting this week. From my usual geometric to something abit more lyrical. The shot of this week is one that started to grow on me. The combination of elements seems to just work. Interestingly enough most of the shots were taken from the pedestrian bridge where I shot my film project a couple of weeks back. Still amazed how many sort of images can be made in a 30m length location when one looks.

I feel three of the images this week (i seem to always do) are pretty much interchangeable for the top spot.

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Voyeur
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Bridge Stories

Exploration of movement, with the idea of bird migration.

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Flight

The project has highlighted some key areas to shoot. I’ve been shooting the pigeons quite abit and have started to come up with a series.

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Beacon

Played with panning aswell. Abit cliche I know but I just couldn’t help it.

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Merry go round

Moving a goat around a market.

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Goat to the…

 

Week 08 – Update

I have been enjoying shooting over the last couple of days in shutter priority  mode (typically 1/50s) at 100 ISO. You forget how movement adds another level of interest on an otherwise average image.

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BOS

 

 

In saying that I also don’t want to just rely on this sort of trickery to make an interesting image without any sort of meaning/story.

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Left behind 

Last day tomorrow.  I better hurry.

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Week 07/52 “Weakness” – Selection

Pick for this week. As usual the close ones below. I could have interchange my number one pick with the guy with the binoculars. Shot abit of people on crutches and cast. Chose the shot above as I generally liked the composition, colour, lines and the way the man seems like he is about to fall.

On a sad unrelated note. My Ricoh GR broke 😦 Hopefully it is an easy inexpensive fix. The A6000 will have to do for this week.

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Man hunting the CAT bus
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Tired boy
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Ramp Access
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