Monday, January 26, 2009

Spotting a sale

One last post on last October's Fall Fest in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. As I walked along after the parade, the boy with the balloon caught my eye and I prepared to get a shot of him. But then the woman in the maroon sweater got my attention as she walked along, eyes never straying from the sales racks lining the sidewalk. Every diagonal line in the scene seemed to be pointing to her so I repositioned to get both her and the boy in the shot.

I've already mentioned that my preferred method for street photography is to carry the camera at chest level and discretely press the shutter with my thumb as I walk along. That's also the basic methodology employed by Joe Wigfall, who describes himself as someone who can "see with his hands" as he works on the streets of New York. Joe was the winner in WNYC's street shot challenge and is an amatuer shooter. For now. WNYC produced a brief video about Joe and how he goes about his photography. You can also check out Joe's photostream on Flickr.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


Wanda said...

Hi James ~~ Nice shot..I posted a picture of my Italian Shoes I got at a Thrift shop....good deal!!!

Terri said...

Wonderful capture. There's so much going on in this photo. All those people watching her backside (?); the boy looks like a waif out of a Dickens novel. I love street scenes!

kden said...

I'll have to try that 'holding my camera at chest level' sometime. Great shot.