38 thoughts on “Street Style

  1. Bicycle as a fashion statement – love it, Elina! Makes me wonder if the two met up along the street, since it would seem strange for one to have a bike and the other not too if they went out together …

    I really enjoyed reading about how you got the shot (thanks to Laurie for asking that question) AND about your camera and the settings you used (thanks to RBJSlimm). Looking up the Pentax, now I know why you can take those wonderful rain shots that you take – it’s weatherproof πŸ™‚

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    1. Wonderful to hear your thoughts on the photo Stacy! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you also enjoyed the discussion above. Indeed, my camera is weatherproof so I am not afraid of it getting a bit wet. Thank you for another thoughtful comment and kind words! πŸ™‚

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  2. Very interesting image Elina! Amazing shot! You captured it very well. Right on point I must say. Btw, what camera was used for this image? And what was your setting? Thanks & Cheers! πŸ™‚

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  3. David’s comment is so true! I hadn’t noticed that part. I’ve been fascinated lately by how and why photographers take the street shot. Were you standing there waiting on a bu and she just happened by? or purposefully there, hoping to get a great street shot?
    Just curious!
    Great image!

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    1. I was walking around in the city, my camera in my hands, turned on and ready… in the hope of possibly taking a few street photos. I captured this scene while walking along the street in a crowd, people walking in front and behind me. I noticed the bike and these women and really liked the scene so I stopped for a second to take this photo. With street photography it’s all about being ready and quick action… you most often get only one shot cause the next moment something you noticed is simply gone or someone else is walking into the scene and blocking the view.
      For the question why do I take street photos… I find public places and streets really fascinating, and people are always fascinating. πŸ™‚
      These are good questions Laurie I used to wonder also how photographers take street photos.
      Thank you for your kind words! πŸ™‚

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      1. I was at Fremont Street in Las Vegas one time (that’s more like old Las Vegas- off the strip, for people who don’t know) and there were some showgirls in their tight, high cut outfits walking in front of me on the street. I fumbled with my camera and took 3 shots before they disappeared into the back door of a casino. All 3 shots were a blur! Useless. So, like you say, you must always be prepared- especially here, where you might spy a semi-nude, pulchritudinous person of the opposite sex walking in front of you day or night! (How do you make a Smiley face with it’s tongue hanging out?)

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  4. I seem to be going against the grain lately but I don’t agree that the bike completes her look. My impression is she is stealing the bike and trying to act nonchalant! Her accomplice is the girl next to her. In fact, are we sure they are both girls? (Sorry. Women!) The one with the bike does have long hair, but she is more broad across the shoulders than I! I think we need to look into this further. Also, I love the shot. It’s not something I would normally see around here. Around here, our cyclists tend to wear skin tight shorts and shirts and actually ride their bikes! πŸ˜‰

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  5. I love this image Elina and the bicycle definitely completes her look πŸ™‚ It also looks like its getting a little chilly over there by the way they are dressed. Great job on this post.

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    1. Indeed bikes can make great images and there is something about them that attracts attention. πŸ™‚ Being familiar with your wonderful street photography I agree, this is totally something you would shoot. πŸ™‚ Thank you Shane for your kind words!

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