Another Monochrome image – how I love them so!!
I really want to build my confidence up for getting good street shots, those magical candid moments, unscripted, unplanned and unknowing. I am rather shy by nature though, so babysteps are the key here!
This guy was busking in the city this weekend – and my word was he good! Playing requests for a constant crowd that all seemed overawed, one gentlemen next to me was trying to encourage him to get into the studio! For me it was a prime opportunity though, so engrossed was he in his music that he wouldn’t notice a weirdy beardy bloke taking some snaps from the side.
I was playing around with Manual mode when I came to do taking these shots so it took some tweaking to get what I was after, I find sometimes my camera wants images more exposed than I like them so we are having a bit of a battle of wills. I’m pretty sure I’ll win because, well, I’m not an inanimate object!
The thing I really love about this photo is the mans expression, you can see the joy he is getting from his instrument and sharing his music with others. And fear not – I threw some money into his hat when I was done taking the snaps!
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/50