"My family went to Norway, and all I got was this friggin' balloon
Another shot from Bergen, Norway (you'll probably see a couple more
). This time, I caught a little brat, being mad because his parents got him a balloon instead of a PSP.
Ahh, you gotta love the youth of today.
(PS: I have a soft spot for balloons, so that's not the last one you'll see either
Because I have a soft spot for children. And balloons. Mix the two, and you got me chasing this kid down the street to get a clear shot (I'm not kidding, I got *crazy1ady
as my witness). Then, when I finally caught up with him, I kneeled in the middle of the street and waited for him to notice me. He did. Several times. This being the last, when he was clearly annoyed with me! The Street Photography contest says I need to tell what motivated me to make the photo... Well, to be honest - I didn't think about making it. There is no time to think in cases like this - just act.
I guess it was all in the moment. A moment, I'm glad I didn't think twice about before shooting.
Where and when taken:
Bergen, Norway - August 24th, 2006.
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/320 second
- Simply Channel Mixer to convert to black and white
- Curves for contrast
- Slight dodge and burn to certain areas
- No cropping, straight from camera
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