Pages

Monday, May 3, 2010

Weekly Black & White Square Photo

A Senior Moment?


In keeping with last weeks theme of Street Photography, we have here "A Senior Moment?". The reason for that title is that I've been there. You know, come across a scene and you wonder if it is this way or that, or I could have sworn it was over there. Now I'm not saying that this is what is going on here, it's just that it looks that way. However, I just could not resist taking this photo as it is.

The image was taken with a DSLR and a 28 - 200mm lens. The ISO was 400 and was exposed at 1/800 sec @ f/7.1. In Photoshop Elements I cropped for the square look and converted it to a B&W photo. I added some contrast, a little vignetting and after resizing I gave it a touch of sharpening.

This photo was taken about mid-morning on Baltimore Street at Centre Street. Being on Baltimore Street does provide numerous opportunities for street photography and this is just one of many I have taken. I like to capture things as they happen and if by chance my subject(s) happen to see me I will smile and give a slight wave. If someone asks me what I'm doing I mention that I'm just documenting life in Cumberland for future use and to show how friendly our town is. If they ask to see the photo I will show it to them and if they object I'll delete it. Nobody, yet, has asked me to do that. If I'm asked for a copy I'll get an email address, if possible, and send it to them.

Yeah, this is a street view of my world and you are welcome to it.