Working: Samples from This Week’s Street Photography, 12 October 2013

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Good Morning:

The title does most of the explaining, so let’s allow the pictures to do most of the talking.

(De-)Construction Workers Dismantling 101 Van Ness, 10 October 2013

(De-)Construction Workers Dismantling 101 Van Ness, 10 October 2013

Constructing the Dew Tour Extreme Sports Arena in the San Francisco Civic Center, 7 October 2013

Constructing the Dew Tour Extreme Sports Arena in the San Francisco Civic Center, 7 October 2013

Prepping the Toyota Dirt Bike Course, 10 October 2013

Prepping the Toyota Dirt Bike Course, 10 October 2013

Street Vendor Closing Shop, Civic Center, San Francisco, California 10 October 2013

Street Vendor Closing Shop, Civic Center, San Francisco, California 10 October 2013

Bike Messenger Relaxing at the End of the Work Day, Market Street, San Francisco, California 10 October 2013

Bike Messenger Relaxing at the End of the Work Day, Market Street, San Francisco 10 October 2013

Flower Vendor, 4th & Market Streets, San Francisco 10 October 2013

Flower Vendor, 4th & Market Streets, San Francisco 10 October 2013

This next set shows the competitors at this weekend’s event practicing, testing the course. I used the same technique Henri Cartier-Bresson favored, the “photographer as crocodile.” In other words, I found my place, framed the shot, and then waited for the next cyclist came into the picture and prayed my timing and reflexes didn’t betray me. Of course, they did, most of the time, but these turned out satisfactorily well.

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A crowd-control person happened to stand next to me. When finished (i.e., my camera ran out of memory), I turned to him and said, “What’s scary is that they’re only practicing.” He smiled, shrugged and nodded.

Vonn Scott Bair

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4 responses »

    • Humbled Pie: I took your advice! I conducted a few diabolical experiments, and just published the results in “Trying to Get the Picture Right, 19 October 2013.” I even gave you proper credit and a link to your blog. Hope you don’t mind. Vonn Scott Bair

  1. Pingback: Trying to Get the Picture Right, 19 October 2013 | The San Francisco Scene--Seen!

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