This is an interesting shop, it’s in Cheshire Street, Spitalfields. As you can see from the sign, if you need new plimsoles this is the shop for you. It’s a seriously great shop with loads of bargains. I came across it one very overcast November day as I was wandering the streets looking for material. There was a very odd sort of light that day, completely flat almost as if all the colour had been sucked out of it. I immediately thought of a black and white image. However as I was changing lenses a guy arrived on this bright red scooter. I immediately shot the picture to include the scooter but I was still thinking in terms of black and white.
It was only when I sat at my Mac changing the picture to black and white that it occurred to me ‘colour popping’ might work on this particular image. I am so glad I tried it, I don’t do it very often but I think when it works it really works. It gave me a finished image that reflected what I saw that day, dull, overcast light but with that bright scooter.
Technical info: Nikon D80 camera, handheld, in Aperture priority mode with a F2.8 28/70mm Nikon zoom lens. The shutter speed was 1/50th of a second with an aperture of f4.5. The ISO was 200.