Urban photography by Stuart Allen
Positioning to get the right image is one of the more challenging parts of urban photography. Stand too close and lens distortion may be a problem. Stand too far away and irritating distractions such as lamp posts or trees get in the way. For this image, the ideal position would have required standing in the middle of very busy traffic in a downtown street, and therefore was just not possible! In the end I had to settle for the pavement, where I had to jostle for position with pedestrians in this very busy shopping area.