20 Oct 2010

Anyone remember summer?

22mm f/14 1/640 ISO 200
These two photographs are a little different from the ones I've been posting up to now and they are a type of image I'd like to explore a little further - people doing what they do without being posed. I think there's probably a name for that but I haven't a clue what it might be. I thought this casually dressed man using his computer while enjoying the sun made quite a good subject. I was a little surreptitious in my photographing due to extreme shyness! I should have asked him first if I could photograph him while he got on with what he was doing and then I could have got a variety of shots. I'll have to take lessons in approaching strangers in the right way - any tips much appreciated.

41mm f/14 1/1000 ISO 200
I took them both with my Sony NEX-5 on a lovely sunny day at the end of August whilst I was having a coffee in an outdoor cafe . Unfortunately there were some repairs being done to the paving in the background of this second image, but I thought the girl's pose completely summed up the hot August day.


  1. these are great, wish I could take shots of people doing things but I am too shy too. I do remember august, seems a long time ago now as it's soooo cold tonight!

  2. These are great shots! You are brave in that I am hesitant to take shots of people, even when they are not looking. Afraid they will see me and get mad. Silly, I know, but true. I wish I could remember the blog I saw it on, but it was a photo challenge called "30 Strangers in 30 Days." I should have forced myself to do it.

  3. I love to snap candid shots, when people are unaware and I use a really long lens to pick them off, lol. Really like the second one!

  4. These are just lovely captures of a summer's day. I am very shy about approaching strangers for photographs, so you're brave to even consider! Thank you so much for dropping by today - I love meeting new bloggers and so glad it led me to your lovely blog! :)