Tag: street photography

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Flickr a Day 320: ‘Demonstration Against the Notre Dame des Landes Airport’

We follow up yesterday’s street protest pic with another: Self-titled “Demonstration Against the Notre Dame des Landes Airport”, which Philippe Leroyer captured on Feb. 22, 2014 in Nantes, France. You did not misread—and identify major reason why the photo takes the Day. The raging flames feel wrong given what looks like a war zone but is not. The pic’s composition is excellent and is more dramatic in black and white (see the color companion for comparison).

The violent clash captured by Philippe, a photojournalist, is but one in a series of tense encounters. The airport remains in the news more than 20 months later as a family faces eviction from the home for refusing to vacate lands designated for the facility. 

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Flickr a Day 306: ‘I Just Have To Make One More Call, He Said’

Day of the Dead actually is a three-day celebration, ending November 2nd. I can’t resist slipping in another timely portrait, captured by Tom Waterhouse on May 10, 2008. He shot self-titled “I Just Have To Make One More Call, He Said” using Panasonic DMC-FX100. Vitals: f/4.8, ISO 80, 1/100 sec, 16.6mm. I picked the pic for being interesting and for bokeh, composition, perspective, and the photographer recognizing opportunity.

In 2015, Tom takes the Fujifilm X100T to the streets, where his focus is facial character. “I’m currently trying to make a serious attempt at becoming a credible street photographer”, he says. I say: He’s earned his street cred.