Why I love this Fuji X-T1 black and white picture…

Street photography is a genre of photography that some people would argue should only be practiced close up and personal; and taking a candid approach.

But, for this picture I was across the street with my Fuji X-T1 and 55-200mm telephoto lens. I was actually following the group of people moving in the opposite direction. This was a theatre group, dressed in 1920’s period costumes and they were singing some of those classic war songs as they made their way to the next performance of street theatre.

It was raining hard as I spotted this Salvation Army chap pushing an elderly lady in a wheelchair with, as you can see, a rather large instrument. I think they were on their way to a Remembrance Day practice.

For me the really pleasing thing about the photograph is the broad smile on the lady’s face. I’m not sure if it was the old songs or people dressed in period costumes that did it but it seemed to make her day and her smile made mine.

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