Ian Cambourne  

Street Dancers by Ian Cambourne

November 2020 - Street Dancers

November 2020 - Ian Cambourne


About the Image(s)

This image was taken about 18 or so months ago when a friend and I went into the city of Sydney for the day, as we sometimes do. Sitting on a bench at an intersection, waiting for pedestrians to do what they do when the lights change, just playing with street life and slow shutter speeds, just to capture something a little different from the norm. Taken on Sony a850; Sigma 50mm lens; ISO 100 1/2 second; F16; Shutter Priority; CWA exposure & tripod mounted. Processed in LR & PS.

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9 comments posted

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Very interesting and a fun idea. Just curious, why B&W?   Posted: 11/08/2020 12:35:30
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
I was in the city of Sydney in 2019 photographing our older historic streets and buildings with a view of b&w images for a portfolio. Saw this while sitting on a corner having a coffee and thought why not? For me, the b&w removes some of the distractions of the area.   Posted: 11/17/2020 18:09:30

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Ian - I like the B&W, and the blur the slow shutter speed has produced. Very nice!   Posted: 11/09/2020 05:36:40
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Cyndy.   Posted: 11/17/2020 18:10:52

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Very unique photo Ian. It looks like a science fiction shot with the black and white conversion.   Posted: 11/10/2020 20:02:23
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Jay. I sometimes like to step out of the box and do something different. I know many people in my camera club would all take the same image at this location, with all the pedestrians sharp and static. Sorry, boring. I like to rattle the cage and ruffle some feathers now and then. Just to be different.   Posted: 11/17/2020 18:13:41

Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
I really like this image, especially in black and white which I think works much better than the color image. The motion is intriguing and at first makes you try to figure out what is going on. I love images that tell a story, but still leave something to the imagination. The only change you might consider is straightening the image using the pole with the 'one way' sign on it. It is the only thing that bothered me and just a little bit. Nice job on this image.   Posted: 11/19/2020 13:33:01

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
I have never seen something like this image. Before I read your text I thought I was looking at people with transparent umbrellaes. A really good idea to shoot in this way - I like it.   Posted: 11/21/2020 09:01:51

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Way to think out of the box! This is a nice effect, kind of like ICM but not. The choice of b&w makes it surrealistic. I also like reading the ONE WAY sign and how the blurred area isn't going in that direction and the signs for travel, which is what the people are doing. This makes me want to do some ICM at parades this summer (if they ever can happen again!).   Posted: 11/21/2020 10:03:21