Eyes on The Wall!

A beautiful piece of art installed on a wall in Brick Lane, London. These walls have the privilege of hosting similar great work of unknown artists. My previous post on the street art can be found here.

I will be posting more street art from these narrow alleys. More information about street art in teh area can be found on Street Art in Brick lane.


Brick Lane, London

Graffiti & Street art, Retro style clothing market, Art exhibitions, Street market, Curry houses and Masala Chai – yes, I am talking about Brick lane.

Situated in east London, Brick lane is a vibrant place for shoppers, artists, designers and street photographers (special mention). Street photographers, we can spot them camouflaged in the crowd or at the corner of street trying to capture the mood of the market. I joined the flock last Sunday when I decided to take on my fear of photographing people on the street.

I decided to walk from Bethnal Green which is on central line on London’s tube network and within 20 minutes I found myself in the labyrinth of cobbled streets. Once one reaches here it is entirely up to him how he satisfies his soul – pleasure of shopping of jewelry, trendy clothing, delicious Bangladesi food & sweets or just take a feel of place; I was there to fight my fear.

I am posting my favorite here though it is not a street shot with people. For more photographs of Brick lane please visit my Flickr page


For more information on Brick lane market please visit

London Calling

London calling

Exif data and my opinion on a better setting –
Camera Nikon: D3100
Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/18.0
Focal Length: 52 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: +1/3 EV

When I was looking at EXIF data I realised that I could have done better. I will consider following point in my next panning shot –
1. Wider Aperture: In a panning shot we can get away with wider aperture
2. Shorter Exposure: Instead of 1/10 sec I will be trying 1/40 sec exposure, it should be long enough to give panning shot and short enough to have sharper photo. There is no fixed rule and exposure can be set based what is being portrayed.
3. ISO Speed: In a crop frame camera lower ISO is always better be it a portrait shot or landscape. I will definitely reduce the ISO to 100 instead of 400 in this shot.
4. Lens: I shot this with my 18-55mm kit lens. Next time I will try this shot on my Nikon 35mm/1.8 lens which has promised me a sharper picture well in advance πŸ™‚

Please feel free to comment on the improvements suggested as it will help me in the future photography sessions.