It's in my blood.
Since I was given my first camera, when I was a little kid, I have always been fascinated by capturing in a shot what my eyes were seeing around me. The beauty of nature or the smile of a friend, an event or an emotion... Precious pearls to be framed in a photo. Whether freezing a movement or moving the stillness, looking at normality through a different angle or portraying the exceptional, I can choose different perspectives, I can catch reality. I think this passion is in my blood, I inherited it from my Grandpa and then from my Dad, and it has always had a great influence in my life. Come and follow me in my journey searching impressions of life.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Portobello Road – part 1

During our last visit to London, Denise and I decided to go to Portobello Road. We had never gone there and we thought it would be fun to visit the famous street market. It is really large, with a lot of things to see, both old and new.

               24mm f/20 1/60sec ISO 100

This time I decided to switch to black and white, since I thought it would work well with antique stuff or anyway with the feeling of a street market. Though I have not been shooting that much in b/w, I love the technique and I would like to do more.

               155mm f/5.0 1/250sec ISO 100

At Portobello Road you do not find only old used objects, more or less antique or rare, but also new clothes, cakes, food and street performers. The place is huge and, specifically during the weekend, it covers not only the street with the famous name, but also other side streets and areas, so plan to dedicate to it the whole day, if you want to take a good look at everything – or if you can brake it into two days for less hours, that might be even better.

               145mm f/5.0 1/250sec ISO 12800

 I like to concentrate on details, so I often choose to zoom in and explore objects with my camera. I usually work with a large aperture to focus selectively just on one area or detail while the foreground and background are left soft. Many times just one part of an object is sharp while the rest goes immediately off focus.

                                        70mm f/5.0 1/250sec ISO 1250

               75mm f/5.0 1/250sec ISO 2500

               155mm f/5.0 1/250sec ISO 6400

               105mm f/5.0 1/250sec ISO 3200

                                        75mm f/5.0 1/250sec ISO 100

               185mm f/5.0 1/250sec ISO 250

               85mm f/5.0 1/250sec ISO125

               155mm f/5.0 1/800sec ISO 1250

               190mm f/5.0 1/800sec ISO 640

                                  200mm f/5.0 1/800sec ISO 1600

               200mm f/5.0 1/800sec ISO 100

                                   168mm f/5.0 1/800sec ISO800

               200mm f/5.0 1/800sec ISO2000

                                    120mm f/5.0 1/800sec ISO2000

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