Itching Image: Precise Precision

Pretty Precise © Knut Skjærven

Pretty Precise © Knut Skjærven

Do you find that precision is a quality to have doing street photography? Or does precision go agains the very nature of the street photography? If you ask me the answer is very dependent on who you ask. No big surprise here.

My opinion is that precision definitely is a good quality for street photography. With precision comes also the capacity of doing things un-precise. In this shot precise precision is strived for. It is a question of picking and waiting. You pick a good spot, contemplate the rest of your life and just wait till a biker comes along on the other side of the Spree. That is where this is shot.

I call it precise precision because the builders have been pretty precise too. So have those you left the curtains open for a photographer to take this shot including the two chairs.

I freely admit that I did some minor line corrections afterwards. Which only indicates that I was not precise enough when acting as a photographer.  That much for precision.

The picture is from the parliament area in Berlin. Shot in June 2009.

© Knut Skjærven. All rights reserved. Text and photo.

Copenhagen, May 29, 2013.



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