Weekly #808 - Street Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 05/03/2023
Judge: Flan

Everything street, but not quite literally.
Town, city, village, suburbs, cross roads even, if they contain a structure or human contact that connects.
Best of luck, and hope for some interesting takes on the subject
Competition Entries


Link Posted 06/03/2023 - 21:54
Back Street Owl by GarethjMorgan

I liked this immediately, the almost derelict, abandoned feel it portrays but still retains its soul from times past.
It has the garage, workshops and all sorts activities within the frame and yet has still survived a reconstruction by city planners for trendy apartments.
Good photograph and mood.

Haworth by SueRiley

Looks like a scorching day and it comes across in the busy scene with so many people out and about.
A chromatic bleached look suits the photograph in the midday conditions but still retains loads of detail and debt of field. I think you’ve managed to describe Haworth in this single capture with a punch.

Street Kit by Perspicador

An interesting take on “street” and U27-4 probably has spent many many hours on them, more than some people, with difficult tasks like disrupting traffic, making lots of noise, striking the odd water mains when it shouldn’t have and being a general nuisance to pedestrians but we will for give the shiny cute digger machine and a well taken colorful photograph indeed.

23rd Street/10th Avenue NY by MHOL

Probably a more realistic scene of daily life in NY and not the hustle and bustle in other parts. I like the perspective and functional architecture of the times, leading to the taller structures of the city in the distance. Well captured scene from 2014

Not What It Seems by RawW

It could but almost be a scene from the past, plenty grainy enough😇 . The K1000 brings back fond memories. I tried to look up the mini bus type but failed to find it, is it a member of the Pictish invaders?
Nostalgic Photograph in film, liked

Pompeii Street by PRYorkshire

Ancient streets and must have been a wonderful experience to see what they uncovered.
I presume that mountain is the offending article that rained it’s terror and ash.
Nice detailed photograph and framed for scale.

Waiting for a Sale by Nigel

Good capture of daily life in parts of the world we do not see often enough
The seller lady has what looks like excellent fresh produce beautifully laid out , the men to the left are blocking the view but the sellers eyes are firmly fixed on the women behind them as she is the one that will be possibly purchasing as the women rule the roost in family affairs. Nice colour in harsh light.

Streetlife by pipinmels

You are braver than I, to position ones self on those tram lines but it does make for good view, of both sizes of the street.
Again harsh light conditions but handled perfectly.

Street Meeting in the Mist by Noelcmn

Early morning muted colour scene, the attention drawn to a discussion being held in the middle of the road. I’m glad I’m not driving towards them and having them to move out of my way😰
Straight up uncomplicated photograph, that has a story we Can only guess

Old Backstreet by Retsoor

Vintage vignette encompasses a scene of terraced housing within a town that many will be familiar with from there own childhood . The winding incline lends a balance to that pace of life.
Very nice overall treatment with the hint of sepia, and the composition is excellent.

I think the street needs a mow, dear by Dromfit

I want to put a deposit on it now and I’ll mow the lawn (street)
Thanks for the explanation and very interesting facts about the ways of living within the nature that surrounds. They the people of those generations could certainly teach a thing or two to our zero carbon, globalist driven politicians

She seems to know you Sid by Davidtrout

Well Sid’s having none of it, especially at this moment in time.
Humorous street photograph and nice colour and framing but if the missus finds out, that shopping bag won’t be the only thing swinging from Sid’s arm

Thanks to everyone, for the strong set of photographs in this weeks contest.
I am torn between two for the winning photograph but here goes

1st Back Street Owl by GarethjMorgan
2nd Old Backstreet by Restooro
3rd Street Meeting in the Mist by Noelcmn

Thanks for everyone’s patience as had a lot on today
Best of luck Flan
Link Posted 06/03/2023 - 22:20
Thanks Flan a good subject and comments. Thanks for 2nd spot and congratulations to Gareth for a deserved winning entry - a nice shot. Well done also to Noel.


Link Posted 06/03/2023 - 22:43
Thanks for the great judging. I don't know the bus either, but I went square to emulate old photos too. Sometimes you see the first image submitted and you know its going to be hard to beat, but you still have a try.


Link Posted 06/03/2023 - 22:43
Thanks for the win and excellent analysis, Flan - and apologies to retsoor - that is a cracking shot.


Link Posted 07/03/2023 - 08:32
Thanks Flan for the topic and your well considered comments. Well done to Gareth, Retsoor and Noel for their well deserved podium successes.
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout


Link Posted 07/03/2023 - 09:15
Thanks for the competition and judging Flan and congrats to Gareth, Retsoor and Noel!
And Flan, those houses change hands for silly money, despite that street being the only access for all five... one just went for over 250,000 Euros and it needs work....
I've been inside this one, the first, and it is beautiful.... but the owners aren't looking to sell.... sorry. [Probably worth over 400K€s] You can get cheaper ones, but they tend to be blocked off quarry caves and lack a real house bit.... the other side of the Claise river from us there is an entire one kilometre street of troglodyte homes.... once part of fortifications by Richard Lionheart when this part of France was British!! Lots of work being done on many of them because of their value.....
[400K€ is four times the local average!]
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"


Link Posted 07/03/2023 - 12:24
Excellent winning shot, lots of grit and mood to it! Congrats Gareth, well deserved win. Also agree with Gareth about retsoor's image- a cracking shot! Congrats Resoor. And thanks for my unexpected 3rd spot, I am pleased, after quite a bit of deliberation about which image to submit. Thanks to Flan, for the topic, the judging exercise with the C&C's. Much appreciated!


Link Posted 08/03/2023 - 16:33
Thankyou for an interesting competition. Congratulations to the winner and podium

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