I prefer to be behind the lens…
…and anonymous, but it’s not so easy when you’re out shooting at a public event, and just to prove it I’ve hypocritically decided that my peers were fair game and snapped them in action.
In “Watching 2” we have eager and expectant faces, excited by the Chinese New Year celebrations, pointing anything from camera phones to Canon 70-200mm F2.8 monsters at the stage. I had been in this gaggle earlier, but there was too much pushing and the view from the back wasn’t great.
“Watching 1” demonstrates another Canon 70-200mm lens in action at the same New Years event at Birmingham’s Arcadian. I’ve seen this chap around at various other events around the city over the last year or so.
Whoops, In “Watching 3” I got caught. During this march around the city centre I first spotted this gentleman near the bullring, amazed and impressed that he was “following” a fast-moving event with the slowest moving camera I had seen. Later on, he brought it up to St Philips Square off Colmore Row where the demonstration ended, and I tried to catch him in a quiet moment once he had set up and was waiting for the final speeches. I’d love to see the shots that he got.