Flower vendor, Copova Street, Ljubljana

Street Crawl Daily – Midway Point

Flower vendor, Čopova Street, Ljubljana
Flower vendor, Čopova Street, Ljubljana

The Street Crawl Daily reached its midpoint today; the mix of rain and ominous afternoon clouds coupled with streets largely emptied due to the upcoming holidays, made it a good day for shooting. (And plenty of catch up editing this morning.) My personal pick of the pack is the shot above of a flower vendor on the central Čopova Street forced by a brief downpour to take a break.

This was initially intended to be a longer term project, but I decided today that I’ll wrap it up after ten days. It’s focused solely on shooting with my mobile phone; the Samsung Galaxy 3 does an admirable job and I’m getting better with it. But it’s already consuming too much time, preventing me from catching up with other projects and I’ve barely shot with my DSLR or film cameras in a week. I miss them. 🙂

I’m heading to Doha, Qatar, on Sunday for nine days, so ending this phase of the Ljubljana Street Crawl on Saturday makes sense logistically as well. That’ll give me more than 100 shots from this exercise from which to do a final edit and from which something decent should emerge. That’s the goal, anyway. We’ll see.

Two more shots from today are below; and below that links to each of the first five albums. As always thoughts, comments and critiques most welcome.

Preseren Square, Ljubljana
Preseren Square, Ljubljana
Rain clouds approaching - Kongresni Trg (Congress Square), Ljubljana
Rain clouds approaching – Kongresni Trg (Congress Square), Ljubljana










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  1. I really love all of your shots from this series, but like you I think my favorite is your first photo. I think the wet streets look gorgeous with the reflections, and the black and white only enhances that. Great work!

  2. What a colorful city! I still am getting the hang of my camera on my phone. I can capture decent pictures with perfect conditions and lighting, but I also miss having a nice picture with a DSLR.

    1. That’s the key with many phones. They’ve gotten considerably better but you still need good lighting. Nighttime? Forget about it. Unless I want to ruin a photo before even taking it, I also never bother with the zoom.

  3. Great photos! Loving your projects 🙂 I enjoy using the camera on my phone sometimes more than I do my DSLR maybe its because I am more of a point and shoot sort of person. I don’t really understand the F-stops and other settings my camera has, much to Paul’s annoyance and so whilst he is preparing for his dramatic photos with his rather more expensive camera I feel quite at home with my little phone snapping away. 🙂

    1. I’m still not a big fan of phone cameras, but they have gotten better and can produce nice images. They can work very well in a pinch, you just have to learn to work within their limitations.

  4. I love that picture at the top.

    I think you’ll find Doha a bit different from Ljubljana!

  5. Excellent depth on the last shot there, the grays accentuate the rest of the frame well. The look you captured on the vendor’s face is perfect. Nicely done, Bob.

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