Street Photography {Boulevard Park}

Summer has finally arrived at the NW, woo hoo!! Friday we decided to head to Boulevard Park and have dinner with some friends and family. The day was so pretty, with the sun setting on the horizon making the water ripples sparkle as they moved back and forth.

It was then when I remembered how much I’d love to start with street photography so I took my camera and snapped away!! I did not get a lot of shots since I was keeping an eye on the boys (didn’t want them slipping off the road and into the rocky bay shore).

These are my attempts at street photography:

 

couple at the park

 

Loved the way he was hugging her, I simply had to! And he was so nice, making small talk with the boys (and even Scratch).

 

Cute couple

Boy and girl

 

I am not sure if they are a couple or not…but he had a guitar and was playing some tunes as she looked into the bay.
Couldn’t help my self and had to snap a few shots.

 

The Thinker

 

This is my favorite of the day. He was talking to a friend of his while pretending to throw a football into the water.
He reminds me of The Thinker…doesn’t it?!

It was fun. There was this weird rush to it. It might have everything to do with the prospect of getting caught (’cause nobody saw me snapping their photo)…what would I have said? “Oh, yeah, I am just snapping photos of the bee on your shoulder, sorry!”

 

Have you ever tried to photograph strangers?
Would you do it?

 

12 Comments
  • Scarlett Rose
    July 9, 2012

    These pictures are so lovely! I’m just terrible at taking pictures, so I respect anyone who has mastered the art to any extent. Keep up the good work!

    • Sofia
      July 9, 2012

      It just takes practices! I am nowhere close to where I want to be, it takes time. πŸ˜€

  • Deanna U
    July 9, 2012

    I think your photos came out great, especially for a first attempt! The last one is my favorite πŸ™‚

    • Sofia
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks!! I still have to work on my editing skills, hehe!

  • shelly
    July 9, 2012

    I’ve only photographed strangers as part of the background when I was shooting photos of my family. Your photos came out beautifully!

    • Sofia
      July 9, 2012

      Hahaha, kind of like photobombers? And thanks! πŸ˜€

  • Amber Faith
    July 9, 2012

    Stunning photos! The last one is my favorite

    • Sofia
      July 9, 2012

      Mine too…he sort of reminds me of The Thinker…sort of.

  • homemom3
    July 9, 2012

    Never took pics of strangers, I’ve always been afraid of what they’d say if they found out. Love the photos here. I like to make up stories of people I see and I’d definitely say they were a couple. Look how close her hand is to him. πŸ™‚ So sweet.

    • Sofia
      July 9, 2012

      You might be right!! After all, they were both together in the park watching the sun set! You should try snapping photos of strangers!! If they ask simply say you were taking a photo of whatever was behind them and they crossed your lens at the wrong time!! Hehehe

  • Julie Murphy
    July 9, 2012

    wow, these pictures are amazing! The last one is my favorite too:-)

  • Miranda Sherman
    July 15, 2012

    I love these pictures, my last one is my favorite