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!