February

Throughout 2013, I used the iPhone more and more for street photography. Being a phone and not a recognisable camera makes it ideal for close up street portraits. The technique I use is to have the camera turned sideways and held at my waist and my finger on the shutter. As people approach, I try to wait until the last moment before releasing. It allows a down-low perspective. Throughout the year, in various places I managed to get some good shots using this technique. You can see them here in this Flickr set.

Choosing an image for February is easy. The shot below was taken on Cork’s Washington Street. The man was bounding towards me bristling with purpose as he strode. He was tall and wearing a hat, which always makes for good photographs. Once I saw him, I got the iPhone out, opened up Instagram and held my finger on the shutter until the last moment, avoiding a collision, and got the shot. I gave it the title I have a plan.  Looking at it now, with months passed, I do think I would like to change the processing a little on it. But, isn’t that always the way?

I was very pleased when it was chosen for the Apps Uncovered feature on the excellent iphoneographycentral website. If you haven’t been to that site yet, get over there. It is excellent.

So, there is February. Thanks to all for the visits and kind words.

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February

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