Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

Today we are challenged by Terence S. Jones of A Guy With a Camera to share a photo that means URBAN.

The idea behind urban photography is to photograph your city and the streets where you grew up as they are. Unlike the photoshopped pictures to which we are accustomed nowadays, urban photography presents a more direct, unaltered view of life. It is about documenting urban living space and how people adapt their environment to certain needs and vice versa. Urban photography shots provide cultural, social, economical, and ecological context all at once, and can capture social tension.

Seeing is the key here: focus on what you see, what objects you find—discarded belongings on the street, satellite dishes on a building, shoes on a wire—and what they suggest about the people living there.

And if there’s something I normally do not take pictures of, it is urban scenes – preferring nature photos. Still I found one:

~ click on the photo for a larger image ~

For me, this is an urban photo pure sang.

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At the Daily Post you will find more Urban challenges.

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