It’s been a while since I have posted, mainly due to work commitments, but I took some time out to have a walk with the camera. I came across this gentleman who was taking some photos of his prize motorcycle. I ask him if I could take a couple of shots with him on this splendid machine and he was happy to oblige in return for a copy of the photo. I have always liked the idea of street photography but I have also been cautious if not looking like a spy or some bloke creeping around with a camera, hence I haven’t done much of it. Although it is not totally candid, I was able to get a shot of a random stranger and feel comfortable doing it. I am so glad I bit the bullet and went for it and the more I do it the easier street photography will become. One thing I did notice though was that standing in the open with a camera and being totally visible, no one appeared to take a blind bit of notice of me!
This shot was taken at Bristol Docks during a heritage weekend. People were re-enacting how the docks used to work. Some of the dock cranes were in action and you had the opportunity to take a look inside. Health and safety was clearly not invented back then as you had to work around large unguarded cogs and pulleys, I wouldn’t want to argue with them as they looked like they could take your arm off without a second thought! The other thing that struck me was the amount of thick black smoke that the cranes were pumping into the air, now that was pollution!