Here’s a street shot that I posted on my Rob Moses Photography blog 🙂 I’ll have a new interview up next.
More about this picture here: Alley Reflection.
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
Yesterday there was a street festival in the city of Calgary. It was called The Lilac Festival and took over almost half of a downtown street! I’m not sure how many blocks it was, but it was massive! I went down and had my camera along (as always) in the hopes I might find some one for this blog. I had planned to meet up with some one from Twitter, but it didn’t work out and in the end I was happy enuf to shoot a some street shots. Here is my favourite one from the day. You could miss this girl walking down the street with that dress on! I love bright colorful clothing like that for street photography shots, it just commands your attention, well it does mine anyhow 😉
Camera: Canon 5Diii & 50L – Settings: 1/4000th // f1.2 // ISO 100 (this photo was cropped)
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
I went out on a street shooting mission today and I got a bunch of good photos that I am happy with. This one is was the very last shot I took before I hopped on the train home and is probably my favourite from the day.
Camera: Canon 7D & 50mm 1.8 mk 1 – Settings: 1/100th // f1.8 // ISO 400
On a fun little side note I bumped in to Kris while I was enjoying a coffee on Stephen Ave. The more I go out and bump into people I know the more I feel like a real Calgarian, dare I say I am becoming one ;).
Camera: Canon 5D & 24-70L @68mm – Settings: 1/125th // f16 // ISO 640
This is not your typical street photography shot, but this is not your typical street. This is 7th Avenue in Calgary. Strange thing about this street is you are not allowed to drive on it and it is right in the middle of downtown Calgary! The city has reserved 7th Avenue strictly for trains and buses. When I first learned of this I found it to be quite strange, as I had never seen such a thing. I don’t know how typical this is compared to other cities, but to me it seems rather strange. On the edge of the east side of downtown one of the train lines is underground and comes aboveground as it turns onto 7th Ave. In my opinion they should have just kept the train underground as it went through the downtown core. I honestly can’t see why they wouldn’t have done that, especially since we have such long winters here in Calgary. I am sure it has something to do with the cost of putting the train underground, but I think it would have been worth it in the long run. At least the train is free downtown!
* Incase you where wondering, I shot this from a pedestrian over pass and I have no idea what all those fire trucks were doing there haha. Sorry 😉
Camera: Canon 5D & 24-70L @24mm – Settings: 1/100th // f14 // ISO 320
The only reason I shot this photo was because of the wicked old building the girl is walking in front of. I love old buildings like this and as the city of Calgary grows the less you see such buildings. For instance, a company here just tore down a old 6 story building built in 1912 to make way for a new set of buildings. I am all for growth and new big buildings, but I feel keeping around the old buildings gives the city a lot of character. However, in the defence of the new development of the 1912 buildings site, it should be noted that, that particular building went over some rather unpleasing renovations in 1967 which had the building clad in marble. Although that might sound nice, it wasn’t haha. Anyhow, I love the building in the picture I took and I hope they don’t tare it down! 🙂
Bellow are some pictures of the 1912 building referenced here. Photo’s by unknown photographers via imageshack.
Old Calgary Herald building before and after 1967 renovations.
Here is another street shot for you from the city of Calgary. I was walking up the street when I seen these people doing a little shoot of their own. I always find it fun to watch what other people do while taking pictures and this particular moment did not disappoint, well for me a least. The original photo was a wider view, but I thought it to be a little more interesting of a picture to leave out the subject being photographed. I’ll leave that to your imagination ;).
Camera: 5Diii & 135L – Settings 1/1000th // f2 // ISO 200
Here is another shot from the streets of Calgary. This girl just stood out to me because of her cool sweater. She was a burst of color in a sea of regular jackets and hoodies. I don’t know who makes that sweater, but it’s great!
Note: This photo was shot at f2 with a Canon 135mm L. The picture was cropped and would have had better bokeh if I was closer to the subject.
Camera: Canon 5Diii & 135L – Settings: 1/1000 // f2 // ISO 100
I will be hitting the streets again tonight to try and find another stranger to talk to about Calgary. Hopefully it goes as well as it did last time 🙂