Pedestrians, First Street Bridge

Pedestrians, First Street Bridge - Austin, Texas

Pedestrians, First Street Bridge – Austin, Texas

I was worried that I would be in the way as a flurry of pedestrians passed by. The bridge is usually quiet, and I had my camera on a tripod. I moved it temporarily to avoid any mishaps but took this picture afterward. I was shooting the skyline from this vantage point. I’ve done this before, but this time I had a much wider lens.

Oddly, while I was intending an urban landscape, I got what I would classify as a street photograph. Consider that I used a 28mm equivalent manual focus lens on a tripod — not a classic street photography setup. Regardless, I like the result. The pedestrian motion blur adds energy to a static cityscape.

Pedestrians, First Street Bridge - Austin, Texas

Moments afterward, I made this picture from about the same angle. An impromptu smartphone photo shoot, I suppose. Except, I cropped it severely to create this composition. I used my new found street photography technique, which works surprisingly well on the high-resolution 51MP Fuji GFX 50R. After the extreme crop, I was left with a 15.6MP image. This is about what I get with my Olympus E-M5 Mark II

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