This was quite a busy photograph portraying the transition from more suburban areas into the more commercial and then central part of the area. I felt the people in the photograph took centre stage here though, despite the attention to the eye of all the other components of the photograph. The variety of people passing by the camera were the main factors of impermanence in this photograph but there was also the subtle (because it was in shadow) inclusion of a plastic carrier bag in the frame. This added a reflection of how gritty this part of my local area used to be and perhaps (because it was in shadow) how things were changing with all the different people in sunlight. It would probably also not be apparent when I returned for the night version of the shot as well. The buildings in the distance added further credence to this observation with further developments on the horizon.
Camera settings for Photograph 17 – Assignment 5 were:
f/8, 1/400s, ISO 100, focal length 34mm. Handheld.
The plastic carrier bag had indeed blown away in the wind or been removed from the scene since the daytime shot had been taken. Also, more notably, the use of the road had now changed from being a way of getting to and from the shopping centre nearby by foot as well as vehicle (mainly bus) to almost exclusively a conduit for traffic to get home as represented in the car trails in this long exposure night photograph.
Camera settings for Photograph 17b – Assignment 5 were:
f/16, 15 seconds, ISO 100, focal length 35mm. A tripod and cable release were used.