I’d been reading about Henri Cartier-Bresson, so I tried to concentrate on people more when photographing in Exeter. I was pleased with this shot.
I was lined up to photograph the bench, and had got one shot already with someone in the background, which gave the picture a little something extra. I saw this woman walk in front of the bench through the viewfinder, and grabbed the shot just as she shrugged – a decisive moment to capture an indecisive moment.
Here’s the one I’d snapped just before, for comparison – more my usual style.
Not many shots of the Christmas market, really, but a few shots in Exeter, taken with my new Sony NEX-6. I’m still loving that Rich-tone Mono setting.
The market itself was quite impressive. They’ve build a little mall from sheds, in front of the cathedral. A bazaar, perhaps, in the grounds of the cathedral. There was a surprising amount of drinking going on.
The NEX-6 feels good for street photography. I feel less self-concious photographing with it than I did with the Nikon D90. I probably still look like a nutter, but I don’t feel like quite so much of one. I think that might be a good thing.