This week's instruction is by Bruno Quniquet:
Slow down, the next picture may be very quiet and closeThis is the image I submitted:
This is taken on the way back to the car after an unsuccessful photo excursion. I have walked passed this shop window hoping for something going on outside it before. This wasn't quite what I had in mind, but when I got home and saw them all looking bored and facing the same direction and the ironic interplay with the background, it gave it a little more interest.
I keep having to remind myself "why am I showing this image?' 'what is it in this image that I want people to see?'. And sometimes I find there is no message or compelling moment so need to force myself to 'edit' severely. But if I use this criteria for myself, it does make for a 'bijou' street portfolio. So until I improve, I have to settle for 'nearly' moments or images with glaring flaws but with the glimpse of the potential of what might have been.
I also took this on the way home:
Sometimes I know what message I want to convey without having the picture to do it - I guess these are my preconceptions which for street photography really defeats the 'photograph in the moment' type approach. The above image is like that - I think I need to learn patience...again!!