By Rick Hyde. Rundle Mall in Adelaide SA. By Rick Hyde.

Rundle Mall II

By Rick Hyde

Nikon Coolpix AW 100; 28mm; 1/200s; f/3.9; ISO 125

Rundle Mall in Adelaide SA.

Being new to street photography the Coolpix AW 100 was my go-to camera as it could fit in my shirt pocket, and I just looked like the tourist that I was. I love this kind of photography, it’s exciting. It really gets you out of your comfort zone and interacting with complete strangers.

I can’t wait to get back to Adelaide to get some more photos.

Don’s response

As photographer Rick Hyde’s discovered, street photography can be a real buzz. Many street photographers liken the experience to a kind of dance where the picture taker is caught up in the flow of life as they watch the ever changing world through their viewfinder.

Rick’s image of the famous Adelaide shopping precinct on an atmospheric late afternoon is a pretty successful result for someone new to the genre.

I like the figures entering the frame both right and left and the way the figure left’s gaze draws the eye.

The streetscape’s powerful leading lines overemphasise the empty foreground though. Perhaps waiting for someone to come into that space might have produced a better result – but then all the other elements would have changed too.

Such is the fun and frustration of street shooting.

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