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My new project for this year is Street, to take over from my ‘One’ series…

Last year I took an online photographic course, and for my personal project I picked Street Art. That got me interested in taking street photographs, something that I realised I have done sporadically over the years. My intention is to improve my craft in this area, and to that end I shall give myself some challenges.

But to kick off for the first few weeks, I shall revisit my archive.

First up, street scene from Santiago de Cuba, almost a decade ago. You could argue that those boys shouldn’t be looking away from the camera, but to me it adds tension – what has taken their interest?:

Santiago de Cuba street scene

Santiago de Cuba street scene



  1. Oh no, this is a perfect angle. I’ll try to make a note to look for these posts.

  2. Great ptoject. I’ll really look forward to your posts. Happy New Year.

  3. Happy New Year, Sue! This sounds like a wonderful plan – looking forward what you will come up with in these series.
    I like the photo you have chosen for today – reveals true “character” of the street 🙂

  4. I like the roughness of the buildings, nice work, look forward to seeing more street stuff.

  5. Happy New Year Sue. I like your choice of topic. I take a lot of street shots too and look forward to seeing your perspective.

  6. Looks like a painting and I do like the shabbiness of the buildings. I look forward to your new series.

  7. Definitely agree Sue. What are they looking at? Gorgeous colors.

  8. Fabulous image, Sue. I look forward to your new project. 🙂

  9. nice image…the softness of the colors (pink and yellow) seems to offer a contrast to the other elements within your image.

    • Thank you, Brenda….by the way is your site still going? I tried to access it yesterday and got a message to say the owner had taken it down…..

  10. Engaging…keeps me returning to its painterly patina.

  11. I love this, Sue! A wonderful composition and such a great perspective. I like that the boys are not looking towards the camera as they look like they are observing something happening down the street…adds a bit of mystery! Best of luck with your new project, sounds like fun!

    • Glad you like it! Looking at some old photographs, I can see that I did take street photographs yonks ago, but because I was using film, I only took one shot and in a hurry, it wasn’t always best exposed. So that’s my main thing to work on….get it right first time!

  12. it’s wonderful. You want to know what they are looking at for sure!!

  13. I’m really going to look forward to this series, Sue as I too have come to appreciate street shots. And most of my shots are the backs of people’s heads or profiles. I think having them NOT engaged with the camera adds to the freeze-frame appeal.

  14. poppytump

    Ah this caught image my eye too Sue ! I have a feeling you’re going to really enjoy this new challenge you’ve set 🙂 I’ve realised myself this week that timing seems to be crucial for some shots and I’m just not quick enough with my settings Lol .
    Will be interesting see where and what and who you find 🙂

  15. Rules are made to be broken – and as you rightly observe, those two figures add tension. You want to see where they are looking and wish you could. I’m looking forward to more of the same, Sue.

  16. Probably watching someone with a football 🙂 🙂 It’s a nice, shabby shot, Sue. That was hard to say!

  17. Just gorgeous! Love the composition and tone.

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