I love working with Black & White, but also with Colour. I don’t feel the need like some people that Street always has to be in black & white. I can’t tell you when it is best, as that a personal thing. It is more just a feeling, and my feeling is that all the shots in this post should be in colour, and I think you will see why.
Both pairs of girls below were taking shots of each other in front of the Capitole, then asking other women around them to take shots of both of them together in front of the Capitole.
It makes me smile when I see that, as I remember once in Cardiff there were four French boys about 20 years old who wanted their photo taken with a Paramedic on a bicycle. He called me and asked if I would take the shot. They all stood by him, and one of the boys gave me his phone. I stood back and lined them up, then turned and ran. Only a short way, but all I could hear behind me was shouts and as I turned back all the four boys running after me. I saw their faces and had to stop a while until the laughter subsided. The look of relief of the boy who the phone belonged to was priceless.
I looked at this woman and thought I bet there is another side to her than the stern look she is showing suggests. It is the way she is dressed and the Awe Some shirt she is wearing.
I took this shot right in front of the entrance to the Capitole. I assume it is a Mother and Daughter. They were trying to enter the Capitole and were speaking to the Police on guard at the door. They were refused entry, and were turned away. I don’t know for what reason, but it may have had something to do with a Marriage Ceremony being held in there.
I was sitting minding my own business as I do, across the square from the Capitole, when two women and a man rode up on bicycles and stopped right beside me, and spoke to somebody sitting in the cafe behind. I am assuming the two women were once again Mother and Daughter.
It would have been a missed opportunity not to get shots of them. You can tell which one was nearest to me.
I took this shot for one simple reason, she looked so pretty sitting their alone in her thoughts!
That’s it from the Capitole, for now. I will return to here at a later date, but let’s move on to somewhere else.