Irony Or Sarcasm?

by Hamish Maccuish July. 01, 2017 890 views

This is another shot I took from the same outing when I took the "Red Bridge" photograph. It was taken much earlier in the day, very early afternoon.

What I've found I like a lot about street photography is; there is always something interesting to find if you just walk, a little further.

As much as I love going to see awe inspiring landscapes etc; if we don't have the time or resources to get there; it's going to be hard to develop that particular skill set in new environments - that, and if the weather isn't right for the shot we want, or it's a complete wash-out; we might end up not getting anything.

I must admit, the day I went out here; it was pretty bleak. No chance of a nice cloud patterned sky for a building-scape scene, or cool reflections, shadows, sun flares...just a driech drab day. Flat light and contrast...and cold! 😜 So I had to start looking at things that didn't include the skyline or open spaces etc.

Personally, I'm finding that I prefer the "presence of others" to photograph. I love a bit of nature and the peace and quiet it brings from people - but I like trying to pick up the traces of a thought, or action, someone before me has left.

Like this picture...

I'm not sure what the train of thought might have been...were they being ironic, or sarcastic?

I like the choice of font for the graffiti; it really adds to the message they left. Clearly some thought behind it - which I admire.

PP - I done very little editing to this shot. A little contrasting, a slight vignette and possibly some colour "pop" work. The basics really 😁 Which is what I want!

As always, thanks for reading and please feel free to leave some comments.

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Heike 2 years, 10 months ago

Great contrasts and I like the high rate of blurredness.

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Hamish Maccuish Replied to Heike 2 years, 10 months ago

Thank you.
I wanted to create something more suggestive; so keeping a large amount of the shot out of focus felt like the right way to do that.

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 11 months ago

Love the mood and message. Good work

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Hamish Maccuish Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 10 months ago

Thank you! 😊🖒

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