Typical day out


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Typical day out

20 Aug 2012 9:50AM   Views : 449 Unique : 333

Something I enjoy doing when I am out and about with my camera is taking what I call "everyday life scenes". Images that depict what some might say the 'norm', the 'usual', maybe you could even say the 'boring'. But the fact is that it is what people do everyday. Whether it be mums out shopping with the kids, or own their own; friends meeting up for a coffee, teenagers doing 'their thing' whatever that may be, the older generations taking a stroll just to get out of the house for a an or two.

When taking these pics, I try to capture a scene that will make the viewer "think" about the image. I want viewers to take time to look into the scene, not just look at it. I find the more I look 'into' an image, the more I want to know or imagine like what is going on, why it's happening, and what might be the reasons behind it all.

So today I have decided to put this image up... it was taken on one of my days out visiting Huddersfield in Yorkshire. I sat outside a cafe and observed the street view in front of me. I found the old gentleman at the next table very interesting, just sitting there reading his book. He was well dressed, so that already told me something about him, and the fact that he was reading told me another... and so on.

Looking further into the scene, I saw a mother with a child in a buggy and a lady walking with her head bowed (more interesting characters); and the young couple passing by with their arms around each other... now come on... they must conjure up something in one's mind..Smile.

So I positioned my camera on the table and pressed the button.

I hope some of the viewers of this blog can see what I see... and I would be very interested to know what others may see that I don't.

Happy viewing

Tags: Street photography Huddersfield People


JJGEE 14 7.6k 18 England
21 Aug 2012 9:08AM
What I see is a clean pedestrianised street, no discarded take away cartons, no cigarette ends, no boarded up shops, no closing down sales notices, buildings in a good condition.

So, just wondering if this is a true reflection of life in Huddersfield ?

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Ozzie55 10 9 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 9:26AM
Thanks for your comment JJGEE. It's great to hear another person's point of view and I can see where you are coming from. I guess I was interpreting it more on a personal level, looking at the people and trying to analyse them, rather than on the economic level that you have picked up on.

I wasn't really trying to imply that it was a "true reflection" of Huddersfield.... just an observation of what was I was seeing on that particular day.


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