Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Steve the Spanish Guitar Player

Steve is a gifted musician, playing intense Spanish style guitar. He is also a creative professional Busker. Bringing along a battery powered amplifier to help you hear his music and also bringing his dog for you to pet. You can often enjoy Steve's music at the end of George Street where it meets Water Street in downtown St. John's.

Camera: Sony R1, ISO 160, 1/1600 sec @ f4.5

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Heidi the Flipper Lady

I heard an interview on the local CBC Radio morning show with Heidi and her Brother who's family has operated the Taylor's Fish truck in downtown St. John's for the past 30 years.
This is definitely a character of our city that should be in this collection.
I took my daughter and her best friend for a walk along the harbour front to find the "Fish Truck". Wow, what a nice lady Heidi was, she chatted with the girls and I for 20 minutes or so then happily posed for photos and smiled the whole time.
I like flippers once a year, but Cod Fish... I could eat that twice a day!

Camera Sony R1 (again; thanks Lynn) ISO 200 f6.3 1/250 sec.

Meet Joe, the guy from McMurdo's Lane

I have been waiting for the right time to strike up a conversation with Joe.
He is very quiet and most days he won't evan ask for spare change. Maybe he thinks that I don't look like I have any to spare. Finally I got around to actually asking if he would mind taking his photo... and "Yes, but I want to comb my hair." He genuinely seemed to enjoy the attention and we spent about 20 minutes chatting and shooting. The lighting was soft and pouring in from Water Street so it made the contrast of the wall really jump out.

Camera: Sony R1 (Thanks Lynn) ISO 160, 1/60 sec, f3.5 Photoshop CS4 convert to B&W