12 street photos submitted at F-Stop magazine

Ok!! I i did it. I submitted 12 of my best Seattle street photos to F-Stop magazine.

This was something that was hard for me personally. I say it was hard because I do not enter contest or do submissions as a rule. Why… you might ask. Because I, like many artists, am not confident in my work at times. I figure if I keep it hidden then no one can critique it or shoot daggers through words into my heart.

I over came a personal hurdle for me today.

Please enjoy these twelve images from the streets of Seattle. Every photo here was a single shot duplicated into three at 2 over, 2 under, and one at nominal exposure, merged and processed using Photomatix Pro, and final touches in LightRoom 5.

First Street Pedestrians

16th Street Musicians

Free Tibet

Post Alley Pooch

Homeless in Seattle

Homeless pets in Seattle

Boomers Lost in Seattle

Waiting for his Lover

Starbucks Busker

Anything Helps

Post Alley Stairs

Bellowing for Bucks

I really enjoy the process of getting lost in the crowd and being unseen until I point the camera at my street subject. There is so much story to tell through the lens.

What stories do you share through your lens?



P.S. I choose and trust Photomatix Pro as my HDR editing software of choice. It is the Mercedes of HDR editing. Get Photomatix Pro here and enter ‘hdrbyspencer’ for a 15% discount.