Edinburgh festival

I was never a fan of a situation street photography. Something Matt Stuart does very well. I appreciate it, I like it, but it is not what I want to do.

Just a few days after the Edinburgh festival has ended, Edinburgh streets looks completely different, no chaos anymore, just silence. I have only managed to go to a festival once, there was like thousand of people, crowded and I could not focus at all.
I have moved to less busy streets and than I have seen those two guys that instantly got me interested. I have quickly made a picture of them, but it was after I have seen this photo on my computer I started to read it. A pair of guys, hanging a pair of posters, on each poster there is a couple,  in the second plan you can see two girls and all this is summed up with the stop sight when we have two human figures. Street photography coincident you call it.

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Unfortunately I have lost a bit of the image quality, I always use manual settings, on this occasion ISO 800 was definitely to high.

So, as I moved to less crowded streets I started to see more. And there he was, probably a street performer, listening to a music and resting in the sunlight. He looked at me, and I felt instantly that he is giving me the permission to take a picture. I did not want to get closer, did not want to interrupted him, his peace at this time.

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It was the same day I was waiting for someone to complete my frame. I probably could be quicker, and if you look at this man listening the music and a dog with sunglasses surely you will find a correlation.

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Sometimes the right moment is vital.

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I like photography when the sun and the shadow plays main role. I have seen the hand resting on a barrier of that girl from a long distance, she was talking to someone else. She did not mind me photographing her, but she covered her face, she was laughing. I have made a two pictures, I smiled, I left.

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