Midsteeple Quarter cafe mural and some street photography reactions

Here’s a little story of some street photography reactions I had a couple of days ago in Dumfries town centre. I arrived too early for my dentist appointment and decided to take a photo of a new street art mural of an upmarket cafe covering up the windows of an abandoned High Street shop. I only brought a 50 mm “nifty-fifty” lens with me so I had to back off nearer to the Midsteeple to fit the entire composition into my frame.

As I tried to focus on the cafe painting lots of passersby kept crossing my field of view.  Instead of waiting for a clear frame I included them as it was curious to observe these people having different reactions to my camera and my subject. Most people just walked past, oblivious of everything. Then a old lady noticed me, paused and looked up to see what I took a picture of. Finally a group of kids rushed down the street giving me fierce looks. It was so funny!

New High Street cafe mural covering up the abandoned shop windows next to Midsteeple in Dumfries

New High Street cafe mural covering up the abandoned shop windows next to Midsteeple in Dumfries

Ignored

This woman paused and looked up to see what I photographed

Given fierce looks - Doonhamers passing the cafe street painting

Given fierce looks - Doonhamers passing the cafe street painting