day 34: helpless
Yesterday I was trying out something new. Instead of walking around taking pictures of things, I just sat down on a bench in a busy shopping street and started to take pictures of people. I realised that they actually do not even notice me if I’m just standing, leaning against a lamp post or sitting on a bench and I could just take pictures without people forcing themselves to look away or looking straight at the camera. It was also relaxing and I could really try and see interesting moments in the crowd. At the same time it was also difficult, because the crowd was changing constantly, someone might have been obscuring my view or the background was starting to get cluttered. All of this made it a bit of a challenge to take pictures, but it was really a nice experience too.
I also wanted to try out a new format for this one, because I wanted to really focus this shot on the foreground and there was lots of empty space on the part of the picture I cropped. I think the unusual format really works for this picture. If you look at the camera settings of this one you might wonder what was going on there … I was trying to get a slightly more grainy look on this with the high ISO. It was certainly a day of experiments!