This is the third pic in my A Walk Down Main Street series. I ask that you view the series in order please (if you're so inclined of course!). The street has a story. Cheers!
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On this corner you have your usual sort of collection of urban residential corner stores. There's a florist, a grocer, and of course there's a cafe. Vancouver is just awash in coffee houses. On some corners there's a coffee shop on 2 or even 3 of the four!
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MKING (3054) 2004-10-05 10:55
I think I've been infected with those crazy fisheye- BMX shots; I was about to suggest that you get closer to that bike... :)
In all honesty this is a good street photograph; we can assertain a feel for the street-- pleasant, relaxed, friendly; all thanks to the anonymity of the camera position and the people's reaction, or lack thereof.
Perhaps the scene is too close to home for many TE participants-- urban, cosmopolitan, middle class etc.
For example, I have yet to seriously document my own neighbourhood; instead I wander into the city centre to do my thing when there are perfectly acceptable subjects two minutes from my home...
erthmuffin (1551) 2004-10-07 13:56
i like the angle of the building, and that you can't see the top of it, no sky, very nice. looks like it could be any city...
SylFondacci (4087) 2004-10-10 17:12
Alex, this shot makes me think to the film "Smoke" based on the novel by Paul Auster. The man from the shop around the corner takes a picture everyday of his shop, Harvey Keitel plays the part. I like pictures that seem to be from movies.
torben (3100) 2004-11-04 15:33
I'm taking a stroll down your street at a leisurely pace, today it's time for this one.
Let me start with the problem, I think the different parts of this photo doesn't really come together as a unified composition.
The upper part of the building is great with the perspective lines the pattern of wires and fire-stairs, very north-american, and the division in bright and shadow parts.
The canopy doesn't really play with the rest of the house when it comes to lines, shape, texture and colour and it cuts the image in two.
The cyclist is ok but tends to get lost without a sure place in the overall composition, it's like there are two images here cut it at three fifths from the top.
Your idea of showing the street and how it changes through a series of photos is very good, most of the world around us can't be caught in a single photo anyway. This photo is very nice in this context but viewed separately I think it has a few shortcomings so I'l stick to a light green smiley.
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3071)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-5050Z, 35-105mm, @ ISO 100
- Exposure: f/2.6, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A Walk Down Main Street. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-04 8:31