Monday, October 13, 2008

Bandung Street Scenes: Exploring Street Photography # 3



Here is another photo that I took in my photo hunting trip with my photographer friends last week. I captured this street photography scene at Lapangan Gasibu (Gasibu Square). As you may remember from one of my previous posts, Gasibu Square, which is located right across the street from Gedung Sate (West Java Gubernatorial Office Mansion), turns into a makeshift market every Sunday morning. This "market" sells just about everything and is packed with people during this time of the week. As such, it is an ideal place to do street photography.

For those of you who did not follow this blog regularly or have just discovered it, I formally introduced what street photography essentially is about in my previous two posts here and here.

Now I would like to add that in street photography, observation and alertness are two other important things that a photographer needs to exercise. For this scene, for example, the first thing I observed was these colorful inflatable dolls. While they in themselves would have made a nice photograph, the visual impact would have been different without the presence of this child showing interests in them. So I waited. Sure enough, a few minutes later, this boy wearing this attractive cap walked passed them with his mom. I pressed the shutter, and voila!

You may also want to see the other photos in this series in my other photo blog here.

17 comments:

Dina said...

A fun photo.
I'm catching up with your last posts and they are all so beautiful and informative. Thanks, Eki, for your teaching from your heart.

Horsoon said...

Good shot! Ya I agree the perfect timing for the boy to appear with an equally attractive hat makes this an even nicer one.

Vannya said...

I am really sure that sometimes to be a photographer, the visual sense is really needed to take good and colourful captures...since visual people are very sensitive to those things...

rob said...

That's a "decisive moment"!

Share my point of view... said...

A very interesting perspective!

JM said...

Very good capture! The boy with the funny hat really fits into the photo. Very nice work, Eki!

Virginia said...

Eki, remember what Meredith Mullins said about waiting? Apparently you did! Super shot. BTW, did you buy "IN a Paris Moment'? I have lost my copy. I am just sick.

Hilda said...

Funky hat, kid! :D

Such vibrant colors in this photo, Eki! Fun! Is it almost summer there?

tr3nta said...

Simply beautiful colorful capture... bravo...

Ming the Merciless said...

Perfectly photographed and I agree with you on having a person in the photo because it gives the background a meaning or context.

babooshka said...

The childs backwards glance towards the inflatable dolls is perfect. Timing and obserevation is everything.

Rambling Woods said...

Cute hat on that child. I wonder what it represents...

Digital Polaroids said...

Great colors!

Mahmud Yussop said...

Reminds me of the time when I bought a 'owl'cap for my son when he was just a kid. Very memorable.

Kelly said...

What a terrific explosion of color! I really, really love that hat!

Tash said...

I love the little boy turning for one more look. I remember that from childhood - just wanting all those pretty colorful toys (or glittery penny rings)

ChrissyM said...

What a terrific photo love the bright colors! Your photos always awww me.