On the City Streets

Turning
Three Girls and an Orange Wall

Something of a departure from my usual posts but there are many forms of walking. As you will know, I love being out in the countryside surrounded by nature, but I can also appreciate walking the city streets. These pictures were all taken on a visit to London to look around a few exhibitions.

In Passing
Poster Girl

For me, the idea behind street photography is to tell a story, a story that appears in the beholder’s mind as they look at the pictures. Because of this, I am not saying anything about the individual pictures but rather letting them speak for themselves.

At the Book Market
At the Book Market

Most were taken as we were wandering between exhibitions or grabbing a coffee and were just ‘grab shots’. I enjoy this type of photography because you have to be very aware of what is going on around you as you look for photographic opportunities.

Coming.....
Coming….

Invariably, my enjoyment is tinged with a bit of ‘guilt’ and the feeling that I am somehow invading people’s privacy but the pictures were all taken in open public places, and I never capture anyone doing anything embarrassing. They are just everyday people doing everyday things but the mind sometimes adds its own story or asks its own questions.

In the Coffee Bar
Lost in Thought

The only picture I should perhaps explain a little about is the top picture which was my favourite from the day, and that is to say that the bright orange wall is a tactile wall in one of the galleries. The girl in the middle just turned round at the right moment creating a nice bit of movement and adding a dynamic to the shot.

In an Empty Room
In an Empty Room

I hope you enjoy this little detour……normal service will be resumed soon no doubt 🙂 !

Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings.

Until next time,
Your friend
The Dorset Rambler

If you would like to contact me, my email address is terry.yarrow@gmail.com – comments and feedback are always welcomed.

All words and pictures in this blog are the copyright of The Dorset Rambler and may not be reproduced without permission.

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