I ended up going to bed super really early last night, which meant I got up fairly early this morning. So it was a good excuse to get out and take some photos before cars were parked on the street and the sun was too high. Even though I always hope for clouds, I’ve been pushing myself to work with sun and shadows. That was the case this morning as the sun was low, but shining for the most part. Once again, I brought my Canon EOS R and the 50mm 1.2. It’s a great combination.
I like photographing in the streets before businesses open because it means there aren’t a lot of cars parked. That way, if I see interesting store fronts or buildings, I can much more easily create sim simple scenes. As with most of my personal walks, I don’t really have a plan in place. I just follow what my eyes see. A lot of times if I see something interesting down an alleyway or a street, I go that way and end up on a totally different route. I’m not against working my way back through the same area as well, because I’ll see the scene completely different going in the opposite direction. Plus, the sun and light is constantly changing.
Another thing I often utilize in my street photography are reflections. Whether I’m shooting into a window or using puddles to create interesting scenes, there are always opportunities to try something different. The time just flies by when I go on these walks. I narrowed it down to these favourites but after about 1.5 hours of shooting, I ended up with approximately 250 photos. I’m trying to get out as much as I can while the cold winter comes.