A charity collector stops to watch street entertainers on Patrick’s Street last October. The orange and red costume stands out just a little bit next to the dark clothing of those around him.
I almost jumped with glee when I saw this scene in front of me but the image itself paled when viewed later. The background buildings were too sharp so using layers and a layer mask I blurred the background and cropped the image a little.
Black and White Photography magazine has two articles on street photography this month.
- “Pavement art” by Eileen Martin is a good overview of the genre with some great photos by members of street photography site, In Public.
- Juan Buhler is interviewed by Mike Johnston and shows off some of the great photos from his photoblog, Water Molotov. I’ve been subscribed to his street photoblog feed for a few months now although he only publishes thumbnails via RSS unfortunately.
|Camera||Canon EOS 20D|
One reply on “The odd one out”
The blurring that you’ve done on this photo is perfect. When I first saw it, I thought it must have been taken with a lens with a seriously big aperture, especially on a photo this wide-angle. After reading though, you say you’ve done this in post-processing. It looks very realistic, very well done!