Take 2 shop windows in Maastricht

Due to unfavourable weather conditions (too harsh Light and no clouds) I did another photo walk in Maastricht.

Maastricht is the city closest to my home, so I can travel with my bike. It is much easier to travel to several locations in the city in a short time by bike, and of course no parking cost are involved.

For street photography you do not need a lot of equipment. For me, it is a small shoulder bag containing one camera, two primes, some money for food and drinks and a smartphone.

This time, I again tried to shoot compositions making use of the glass windows of the shops and other buildings in the city.

Reflections on the glass of the windows can give interesting results. It can look like a multi-exposure image, like this image of people passing by.

You can find interesting artistic objects behind a shop window to photograph. Like this image of the bicycle. Most of the time those objects are also perfectly lighted.

The reflections can give a feel of symmetry to the photograph. Like the shot of people shopping at the Mosea Forum building.

Or you can get the chance to photograph “interesting”/ “funny” behaviour of people without disturbing them.

When photographing this way, people who are in the photograph do not notice that they play a (main) role in the composition most of the time, so they portrait their “natural” behaviour.

All in all, a lot off photographic opportunities. That is the fun and pleasure of doing street photography.

All photographs are taken with the Fujifilm 35mm F2 lens mounted on my XT3. All postprocessing is done in Capture One.

All content and photographs are (C) Copyright Ruud Maas. All Rights Reserved.

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