New Photo – Cycle Path Sign
Cycle Path Sign.
A sign showing that cyclists and pedestrians have precedence on the seafront in Herne Bay in Kent, England.
If you want to use this photo of a cycle path sign, go to Alamy.
This is in many ways a mundane picture of a mundane subject.
But it does reflect a number of things:
The environment is changing.
I’ve been a cyclist for over 50 years but it’s only relatively recently that there’s been an emphasis on cycle paths and so on.
Photographically it’s not a great challenge but it’s still easy to get a duff shot of a subject like this.
I hope I’ve got some lighting which emphasises the detail in the stonework.
I handheld this shot and used a high enough shutter speed to stop shake.
As the subject is relatively two dimensional I was happy to rely on autofocus.
As I was crouching for this shot and wanted close framing I decided to use a zoom lens so that I could frame without changing position.
As this is a horizontal composition I made sure to take a vertical version as well.
It’s all too easy to forget that different page layouts need horizontal or vertical pictures and it’s easy to miss a sale by not taking both,
Also, you’ll likely miss the chance of a cover shot if your pictures don’t fit the layout.