Of the photos I made during my visit to Quebec in September, this one is my favorite. It was a rainy cloudy day which is perfect for photography, without the rain though. It may be the bokeh that makes the photo a favorite or the couple walking along the old streets of Quebec. As I'm looking at it, the lady's red coat is an eye grabber. Feel free to share your thoughts about this photo. What story does it tell you?
Street performers are a target of mine when I hit the streets to make photos. I do give them money after making photos and offer to send a photo or two that I make. Performing on the streets for money is not acceptable in all cities. If you're entertaining the idea of performing on the streets, investigate if it is legal where you live.
Here is a small collection of street performers from my trip to Canada this past September.
Week before last while in Canada, my brother and I spent a night and a day in Montreal. This is a city worth visiting. The culture is rich and the people are friendly. There is one particular neighborhood we visited, maybe it was called The Plateau, that I found to be cool. It was busy with many eclectic restaurants and shops. I don't have many words to share in this blog regarding Montreal than what I've given you here. The only thing I found to be hectic there is driving around. You must pay attention if you're not used to driving in Canada. Enjoy the street shots.
The image above brings back memories of my food experiences in Canada. Excellent food in all of the restaurants I ate at. Food is an important part of the social scene in Canada.
The gentleman above seemed please that I wanted to make a photo of him. He looked up at me as I composed the shot then looked back at his phone with a smile. If he had expressed his disapproval of me making a photo, I would have honored him by not making the shot or deleting any I had already made. There you go... a lesson in street photography.
The above shot would have been a good addition to my Caught Sleeping glog.