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Toward the Light

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 2 February 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

For the first 3 days of this month I'm posting some B&W street photos in response to the Aminus3 theme organised by Damon Shreiber here's his request:

"I'd like you to spend 3 days posting your best street photography in black and white. Street photography is generally understood to include images taken (usually - though not necessarily - of people) in a candid public setting such as a sidewalk, often with a normal to wide angle lens.

So if you're interested, get out there and capture some decisive moments! If you are interested in participating, let me know through my contact link and I will add your name to the list when it's time."


Exiting the underground Metro in Paris with Hector Guimard's art nouveau signage towering overhead.

NIKON D40 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 200 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog

For purchasing high quality archival prints of any of these photos you can send me an email by clicking here or by going to my website Ian Bramham - Fine Art Photography where prices are listed in the gallery sections under each individual photo.

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Excellent bw, nice angle!

2 Feb 2009 5:48am

@Zing: Thanks Zing!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I like the contrasts in this shot Ian. The sign is so bold on it's own in the sky, the figures emerging from the bottom of the frame. It reminds me of a ride at an amusement park...and for the most part that about sums up taking buses and trains.
Great shot!

2 Feb 2009 5:59am

@bluechameleon: Thanks Sharon....the amusement park analogy is an interesting one!

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Simply excellent

2 Feb 2009 6:47am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

the angle on this shot is really good, you actually feel the "climb" - nice

2 Feb 2009 11:10am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

nice composition, image is nice and clear and crisp, light is amazing against the sign. very nice

2 Feb 2009 2:18pm

JWS from Flensburg, Germany

nice composition! like it!

2 Feb 2009 5:32pm

sorter from tehran, Iran

light the toward

2 Feb 2009 6:47pm

Darhy from France

Nice framing for this "reflex" shot. Does a good job

2 Feb 2009 8:35pm

Pixim from Nice, France

I like much the composition and the visual angle, each day many Parisian passes under these strange architectural objects without more noticing them, that seems to me extraordinary ;)

2 Feb 2009 10:56pm

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

A classic.

3 Feb 2009 12:52am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Fine classic image - it really captures that feeling of leaving the Metro and ascending to the light!

3 Feb 2009 3:58am

Patrick from Louveciennes, France

Oui, j'aime bien. Belle exposition.

3 Feb 2009 11:55am

Céline from Paris, France

Great urban shot! :)

10 May 2010 10:11am

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street photography theme 2009 by Jason Kravitz

1/60 second
ISO 200
33 mm (35mm equiv.)