Pictures of street scenes look much more lively with people in them, but somehow, mine all end up looking a little... flat. I checked my archives and spent hours studying them to see where I was going wrong.
Then I went out and tried to get some people.
I decided to work on getting over my self consciousness about it by starting with something familiar.
Like a duck,
with some random people sitting at the cafe
(apparently oblivious to this duck in the pool)
then I moved on to some geese, with a random guy on a park bench reading...
this was getting easier.
I moved on to focusing on these people using the binoculars and ended up with a random gull
I did manage one without any avian distractions... this one, taken last Sunday at the Elora Gorge (before I knew the theme) of a man who climbed over the wall, risking life and limb for a good shot.
(he said he does it all the time and felt quite safe. I was holding my breath trying to capture his foolhardiness)
as a bonus,
feeling a little more confident
I was with my niece and we visited friends with a rescued kitten.
this adorable little thing was abandoned by her mother after her siblings died. we think she is about 4 weeks old. we also think she may be a boy, but somehow we all persisted in referring to him as she.
all taken for Sunday Stills and as usual, images will embiggen with just a click