Every year at this time we have a 10 day Buskers Festival, where buskers and street performers from round the country and the world come to entertain the city. I work in town right on the edge of Cathedral Square which is a large (and mostly square) paved area in the heart of the city and the buskers perform there all day for this week!
So I scurried down with the camera and tripod to try my luck with shooting this pair of acrobats. They are Australian and very funy and incredibly strong and flexible. Here are some of my favourite shots, the rest are up on my Flickr page.
Pleading for Help
Loved this guy below – his face was so mobile and expressive, a wonderful subject to shoot and try and capture
Also an excellent learning experience – I was using the 70-200 lens and I am still finding my feet as far as focussing distances and which F stop to use to get the background blurred. Looking at the images I took I would be OK going to around F6 or so, and I was around 6-8m away from the subjects, so thats quite a lot of room to play with!