WPC – Band on the Run

 

Nikon D5100, Nikkor 50mm, Portra 400 film simulation

I never saw them afterward and I had never seen them before. It was only one quick moment on my usual way home.

As I was walking down the street I heard a strange noise disturbing the usual “soundtrack” of a busy street. That was the sound of music approaching. Suddenly these guys on a motorbike appeared out of nowhere playing something upbeat and funky. I had my camera with me but wasn’t ready for them as they jumped out of traffic and rushed away, and I thought I missed it. But then they turned around and for the second time, I was waiting.

The real photo challenge here was to focus, as I had a manual 50mm lens on my digital Nikon. Though the band is not exactly in focus, considering the circumstances I think it is still fine.

One direction

Nikon D5100, imitating Ilford HP5
Nikon D5100, imitating Ilford HP5

Once upon a time I posted this photo I managed to take in a split of a moment. So this is basically the next shot on my camera.

After I passed those girls on my way down the street I stopped at the crossing and saw these guys. Suddenly they both looked in one direction, having seen something unusual I guess, judging by their face expressions.

Originally a digital image, it was cropped and post-processed to look like a film one. This is a new version in b&w, which kinda looks better and reflects my current street photography preferences. The previous version from 2012 looked like this:

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What’s your thought?

P.S. Oh, and it might be just the picture I needed for that Nostalgia photo challenge.

It’s fun!

This week’s Photo Challenge is about fun, and as it turned out, finding a proper photo wasn’t an easy task at all. Maybe it’s me or maybe Moscow is not exactly a fun city, but most of my film photos (as well as digital ones) except for personal archives don’t qualify for the topic. Another criteria for choosing was “What is fun?”. I know this is the point of weekly challenges: they leave interpretation to you, and that’s why it was quite a challenge for me to pick up suitable photos. Well, this is what it’s all about, a challenge, right? And it is fun. Also:

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Under pressure

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It’s been awhile since I posted any photos and this is the reason why: since last week I’m living in a hot country of Israel and  two weeks before that we spent trying to pack all the necessary stuff.

Now I hope I’ll be able to post some interesting pics of local life.

By the way, this photo was made right from my stairs in the midday. This poor dog tried to cool off in the shade under air conditioning.