I found this theme to be somewhat challenging. I don't often take photos of people, and when I do, I feel... funny about posting them online. I realise this is irrational - they can see I have a camera, they can see it up to my eye, they know I'm taking photos, and yet I still feel uneasy about posting them. Thankfully, Eric came to my rescue with an idea that many in the community have dubbed 'The Tenin Technique' - putting the camera down low; practically on the floor. Now that I had a way to photograph pedestrians in a way that wouldn't impinge on their privacy, I needed to find some pedestrians!
That isn't as easy as it might seem. Schenectady in late winter is not a place where people spend a lot of time outdoors. Sure, I could probably search through some older photographs to see if I'd inadvertently taken photos of pedestrians, but given my proclivity for nature photos that seemed unlikely to succeed. So, I went to the one place I knew that would be crowded - the downtown Greenmarket in the Proctors building.
The layout of this building is a bit unusual by modern standards. There is a long hallway called the Arcade which connects Proctors theatre and the small shops located in the same building. Behind those shops, opposite Proctors, is a large open space called Robb Alley. This is where the Greenmarket sets up on Sundays in the winter.
Here, people are crossing from the Arcade, the hallway, into Robb Alley, the room. Pedesrians, crossing.
|Lens||Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4|
|Focal Length||50.0 mm|
|Flash||Off, Did not fire|