Belgravia street shoot

Belgravia

The coffee bar conversation

Last month I enjoyed putting my new street pal, the Fuji X-E1, through its paces during a lunchtime stroll around Belgravia.

Iconic

Iconic

Street photography is a very different genre from my usual fare, but I am enjoying dabbling in it.

Belgravia arcade

In the Arcade

I love it that with the X-E1 I can snap away without people noticing. I am even beginning to shoot from the hip, and sometimes I get a passable shot that way.

lunch break outside a store, Belgravia

Lunch with the boys

I love the contrasts you get in London, like working lads taking a lunch break under a designer advert with a distinctly effete-looking model.

Women and phone, Belgravia

Put That Phone Away!

Perhaps it helps with the stealth shooting that everyone is too busy looking at his/her phone to notice me!

Two girls texting as they walk in Belgravia

Wexting or Telking?

Rosemary beetle

insectA shot from last year of a rosemary beetle.  These relatively recent arrivals in the UK may be pretty but they wreak havoc in the garden, especially the herb border.  One shouldn’t anthropomorphise but I can’t help interpreting this one’s expression as more belligerent than guilty.  Perhaps it is thinking of Princess Anne’s famous riposte:

You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand. 

 

People of Venice

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The plague doctor

I am sure I have told you before that I am most definitely not a street photographer. But it is a genre that I admire. It is good to challenge oneself every now and then so, during our recent trip to Venice, I turned my new lightweight toy, the Fuji X-E1, on the people.

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The market seller

Venice is such a super city for people watching.

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The coffee breaker

I do like black and white for this kind of photography.

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The dog and art lover

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The not impressed

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The lunchtime debaters

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The reader

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The friendly listener

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The story teller

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The taxi hailer (and antique camera-owner)

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The lawkeepers

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The heavy lifters

Murano, Italy

The master craftsman