Day 9 of 365 – “Reminiscent”

Today I headed down to Commercial Drive and took in the Italian Day festivities. Today I also discovered I’m not quite over my diffidence when it comes to taking pictures of strangers. This is something I’m going to have to get over if I’m eventually going to make a living at travel/culture photography. I watched photographers get right into someones face and take their photo and it just doesn’t seem right to me. It seems… invasive.

So my photo collection from today isn’t as great as I was hoping. No cute pics of kids getting their face painted or fun photos of people dressed up in their colourful getups. But I did the best I could without people actually seeing me take their photo. I’m posting my favourite.

Reminiscent

ISO 100
39mm
f8.0
1/800
post processing: minor cropping, vignette, slight increase in luminance

Day 5 of 365 – “This guy”

So I was wandering around Granville Island today suck between a job interview and a lunch date (Patio at the Granville Island Hotel – fully recommended!) and on my journey I came across this guy. I snapped a photo because he was cute and random and after going through my photos testing shallow depth of field, focus points, reflections etc etc. This turned out to be my favourite. Random photo of a random object on a random day.

"This Guy"