Photographers, especially those of us who roam the streets, are prone to thinking that what they photograph is an honest glimpse of reality. It isn’t. What we shoot is only one person’s reality — ours.
It’s fun to see the melding of inside and outside images that occurs when taking a picture through a window of a cluttered shop like this one.
This morning there was what seemed like a thousand kids waiting outside our local movie theatre. As we drew nearer, the doors opened and they streamed inside. By the time we actually reached the building they were heading up the escalator to the movie.
This photograph was shot through a window in the theatre. Reflections of trees outside overlay the children. The anxiety of the 2 boys in the foreground made me think of the long road to adulthood that lies ahead of them.
This young lady was photographed through a diner widow. Lost in thought with her book and a bottle of water, she seems totally unaware of her surroundings or the guy with a camera taking her picture.
I’ve been laid up lately and not able to take to the streets with my trusty Ricoh GRII. Today was the first time in weeks that I went into Petaluma with the camera. I had luck with this one as the bright sun illuminated her face very well.
Nice to be back!
I really like taking photographs of people on the street with window reflections behind them. This shot is a good example of that. It’s out front of a coffee bar with the reflection of the city library in the background. The logo on the woman’s jacket serves as the picture’s title.
The natural light on the woman’s face is helpful too.
I love shooting through windows into stores. The street reflections give the image a busy bouncy city feel.
This photo was taken through a plate glass store window of a new shop that is opening on Charles Street in Boston’s Back Bay. The glass and some editing in Nik’s Color Effects Pro 4 created this look. There was on adding of other images to create this effect.To me the result looks almost like a mosaic.