The Metal Dish

Leica M9 with 35mm Summarit-M f2.5.

Taken at the Little Duck Forge in Portsmouth, England.

Taken at the Little Duck Forge in Portsmouth, England.

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The Horse with the Pink Tail

There are some times in street photography when you just have to use colour, such as this image captured in Southampton using my Leica M9 and 35mm Summarit-M lens.

A man carrying a toy horse with a pink tail asks directions from drinkers sat on the pavement in the central precinct of Southampton. They appear to know each other.

A man carrying a toy horse with a pink tail asks directions from drinkers sat on the pavement in the central precinct of Southampton. They appear to know each other.

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Bubbles

Two young south Asian boys play with a bubble machine at the Mela festivities in Southampton, England

Two young south Asian boys play with a bubble machine at the Mela festivities in Southampton, England

Whilst wandering through the Mela festivities in Southampton a couple of weeks ago I spotted these two children playing with a new bubble-making machine and managed to capture this image using my Leica M7. I hope you like the result.

Gerry

 

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Skull Man

Every year there is an Indian mela in Hollands Park, Southampton and I make a point of attending if the weather is dry. A mela is described by Wikipedia as a Sanskrit word meaning ‘gathering’ or ‘to meet’ or a ‘fair’. The one here is quite large for such a gathering outside of India, and is a place where people of many cultures can come together to enjoy music and relax. By its very nature it is a very colourful event, and is a great place for street photographers.

A man walks through the Mela holding a carved stick topped by a skull figurine. I ask him what his stick was, and he simply answers “My walking stick” with a puzzled look on his face that I should need to ask. Taken on my M7 using the 35mm Summarit-M f2.5 with Fuji neopan 400CN film. Post-processed in Lightroom CC

A man walks through the Mela in Southampton holding a carved stick topped by a skull figurine.

A man walks through the Mela in Southampton holding a carved stick topped by a skull figurine.

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Street Photography Workshop

I will be running a street photography workshop in Southampton (UK) on Saturday 10 September. It will be based in the centre of the city and is suitable for most levels of photographic skill. The cost will be £75 and will include light refreshments, and will be limited to a maximum of 12 people. If you are interested please email me off-list at photos@gwpics.com.

I hope to see one or two of you there.
Gerry
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The Street Photographer

Now available to buy as a range of items in my online shop at http://gerry-walden.pixels.com/featured/the-street-photographer-gerry-walden.html

Street photographer in Trafalgar Square, London using a Polaroid camera to take instant photos of tourists in 1993.

Street photographer in Trafalgar Square, London using a Polaroid camera to take instant photos of tourists in 1993.

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Another honour from National Geographic

I am delighted to say that National Geographic have chosen this image for the ‘Daily Dozen’ section of their website today. Again this is a image taken on the Leica M7 using the 35mm Summarit f2.5 lens and Fuji Neopan 400CN film.

An animal for sale is paraded in front of prospective bidders whils the auction takes place. Taken at the Southern Counties Auctioneers ring near Salisbury, Wiltshire.

An animal for sale is paraded in front of prospective bidders whils the auction takes place. Taken at the Southern Counties Auctioneers ring near Salisbury, Wiltshire.

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