Street Photo Diary Issue 35: Black and White in Dublin

It was a bank holiday weekend here in Dublin this weekend, and as is traditional at the start of August, many people were away on holidays. The result of this is that the city was unusually quiet. I had headed out to shoot an episode of my “Street Photo Diary” companion video series and while I normally complain about how busy it is, for once it was nearly too quiet.

It was kind of odd at first. I’m used to the hustle and bustle, but it was also kind of nice. There were still lots of tourists around, and I took the opportunity to enjoy a little more space to shoot, than recently. I decided to shoot a while shoot in black and white for a change. Partially because the light was weird, but I also wanted to emphasise the textures of the city a little more, and having experimented a bit, this is what worked for me.

All images were shot on my Nikon D700 with 50mm f/1.8 Lens, and processed using my own Monolith for Lightroom set of presets.