Saturday, March 1, 2014

People on the Street


Like many of you, I put some effort into
minimizing the inclusion of people in street scenes I photograph.
But, in some places -- like Venice -- the scene wouldn't be the scene without the people.


And like New York City's High Line.


And like the celebrations of Nelson Mandela's life in Joburg.

City Daily Photo bloggers post photos on the first day of the month on a common theme.
To see how other CDP bloggers interpret "People on the Street," click here.

33 comments:

Lowell said...

Both NYC and most of Europe are offer photographic opportunities galore and everybody it seems has a camera. I loved my time in both places and have the photos to prove it. A nice duo here.

Ed said...

It's hard not to include people unless you're out in the wilderness. They add a human element to the picture, which often adds interest. Nice photos!

Kate said...

I like portraits better than just about any other subject/image. Nice medley of photos.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

A very cosmopolitan collection of people scenes. Like you, I at times will wait for a fleeting moment when I can capture a scene without people. On our recent photo whale-watching cruise, the professional travel photographer's lectures extolled the benefit of including people in photos, however, to add scale and human interest.

Birdman said...

What's the High Line? Harbor cruises? I'm confused.

Jim said...

Great theme day shots

Mo said...

aarrgghhh too many people

Lois said...

All of these shots are perfect for the theme Jack! I feel the same way Mo does though. Too many people make me a little claustrophobic.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures for the theme they are indeed, Jack! Have to admit though, too many people make me claustrophobic, too. Hope your weekend is off to a great start and that you plan on having fun with your camera!!

Sharon Anck said...

I love your round-the-world set of photos for this theme. I have a great photo from Venice that I should post someday of a tourist sitting on a bench with is shirt rolled up to expose his rotund midriff and his face skyward soaking up the sun. When I saw him, I couldn't help myself, I had to take the shot.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That first shot brought back nice memories Jack, I have a very similar shot. Would be almost impossible to find an empty street in any of these locations. Perfect threesome for the theme.

Taken For Granted said...

You have three perfect photos for the theme. Each has a different emotion and feel. Nicely done!

Randy said...

I want to be in that Venice crowd.

VP said...

Like you, I'll always try my best to avoid people, but in these three cases the 'inclusion' works fine!

William Kendall said...

These three are all marvelous shots... different from each other, but all carrying the essential personality of the city.

Shantaram said...

I found it tough to get a picture with people in it, too! These are wonderful!!

retriever said...

Wonderfull fotos street scènes, greeting from Belgium

EG CameraGirl said...

Love all the people in these shots, Jack. Well done!

jennyfreckles said...

Your crowd shots are so well-composed. Mine just end up looking messy.

RedPat said...

Fabulous shots, Jack! I'm not sure I'd handle those crowds in Venice very well.

Virginia said...

You're right Jack. When we want them in our shots we want them and sometimes not so much. Great examples of including the human element!
V

Kay said...

This is a nice selection of shots, each with such a different mood. The Joburg shot is special, capturing an important moment in history.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great JAck. Love them.

Bob Crowe said...

A very good anthology. I like the Highline shot with the boys shooting the girls with whatever is on hand.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

When I think about it I realise that photographing cities without people is absurd and even sinister, but we all do it, don't we? These shots prove that we're wrong.

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post, Jack. I'm glad you picked these for today.

LOLfromPasa said...

Spot on, Jack. These photos are all wonderful and pulled together with excellent text.

Zosia said...

When I photograph sights I usually don't want people in my frame, but my favourite photography related pass time is "spying on people" and capturing interesting moments of human interaction.
I love the light and the atmosphere in your photos.
Thank you for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again.

Halcyon said...

Great people shots Jack! I usually don't like people in my shots either, but since I got most of mine from behind, I think it's ok. But I don't think it's right to post recognizable photos of people on the internet without their permission. I wouldn't like it if someone did that to me!

Stefan Jansson said...

You should never avoid having people in a street photo, and it would of course be tricky to do that in a place like Venice.

Tash said...

Spanning the globe! Most excellent collection.

Karl Demetz said...

Love these people shots, Jack, especially the Venetian scene.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

The Venetian scene is my favorite.