Street Photography – Olympus OM-D EM-5; 70

My day job has moved to the city centre recently, this means two things; Firstly I now have to take public transport to get there, and secondly with my hands off the steering wheel I can spend a lot more time with them on my camera and shoot the streets of the city, sounds good yeah? Means this street photography series is going to start having more frequent updates then there have been of late, all good news.

Anyway welcome to the 70th edition of my street photography taken with my Olympus OM-D EM-5, have a look, have a comment, let me know your thoughts.

Delivery.jpg 50mm F.Zuiko OM, ISO 250, f?, 1/80th sec. The aim here was to draw the eye to the guy carrying the box from the market to, well I’ve not a clue as the market is actually a good walk behind him and I can’t imagine where he’s taking his wares to. The bold light across the bottom of the image cuts that off and the bollards in the background cut him off as well, making him foreground and “rule of thirds” slap bang where I want him in the shot.

Fencing.jpg 25mm Panasonic Leica Summilux, ISO 250, f4, 1/1000th sec. Another image taken on the day Cardiff Council shut down a couple of roads for the day and pedestrianised them, looks like the University was running their sports society fair on that day as the street was filled with students touting the wares of their various clubs and groups. These guys caught my eye more than any other, the usual football, rugby and cricket clubs look pretty normal and boring when you stumble across two guys fencing in the middle of the road.

Iron Man.jpg 25mm Panasonic Leica Summilux, ISO 250, f4, 1/1600th sec. Times have been tough for Tony Stark since he left the Avengers it would seem.

Keep Clear.jpg 25mm Panasonic Leica Summilux, ISO 200, f4, 1/1600th sec. I like how the rowers at the bottom of the boat launch are framed to the left of this image.

Rowers.jpg 25mm Panasonic Leica Summilux, ISO 200, f4, 1/3200th sec. I really like this one, the low angle emphasising the use of the shore and waves as leading lines to the silhouetted rowers in the distance, the various lines in the clouds, the contrast of the different pebbles, everything I like.

Tall Shadow.jpg 50mm F.Zuiko OM, ISO 250, f?, 1/400th sec. Another image that obeys the rule of thirds to the letter, nice big empty space in the foreground except for the man placed in the bottom two thirds of the right of the image, framed by his own shadow.

Train Tracks.jpg 25mm Panasonic Leica Summilux, ISO 250, f4, 1/200th sec. repetition and symmetry are the name of the game here with the rail line leading the eye off into the distance just to the point it curves and disappears around the distant corner.


  1. Wonderful work. I didn’t know about the rule of thirds – makes sense. I really noticed the placement of the guy walking in the first on before I even read the text. Very cool. I also love the clarity of the pebbles on the beach 🙂

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