Project Athena - Day 351 (Street Photography)

The Home Stretch

Let’s face it, starting street photography as one of my final themes could be a real challenge for me because I have very little practice in this genre. Going from shooting flowers to shooting black-leather clad bikers in the streets is like climbing into a Lamborghini after driving a Toyota Prius. A bit overwhelming at first but seriously fun once the car is racing.

Today was extremely intimidating at first but then it became quite exhilarating as I let the energy of the crowd carry me. Eventually, I noticed that I was not worrying about what anyone might be thinking about me in my tie-dye and shorts. In fact, I felt almost invisible moving my way through the crowd and just observing through my lens this subculture living their lives.

Realities for Children Poker Run, Downtown Fort Collins, 2015

Fujifilm X-E2 • Fuji XF18-135mm lens • 98.6mm • F/5.6 • 1/100s • IS 200