Now that that somewhat off-topic but completely accurate rant is out of the way, on to this week's attempt. Street photography, and photojournalism even more, are difficult topics to tackle living in a rural community of less than 500 people. We ended up taking a trip to Eureka Springs on Saturday, and I used that trip as an attempt to find suitable subject matter for this week's topic.
Up top, you'll see the weekly triptych of unsubmitted attempts. Far left, the Palace hotel with pedestrians walking past. Middle frame, a guitar/xylophone duo playing Christmas music to passers by. Right frame, a look uphill at the Basin Hotel and the building to the right that houses a line of shops.
All these were taken on Spring Street, as we descended the hill that is downtown Eureka Springs from the Crescent on this mild December day. All photos, as you can see, were taken in stark contrast; a relatively bright setting sun with deep deep shade was a metering nightmare.
On the plus side, there was a lot of activity in Eureka Springs this day, as there was a "Parade of Homes" type event going on. These are events where people buy tickets to come look at other people's stuff for some reason, and in this case that reason is that the homes are old. The lines were long, the busses were full, the streets were congested, and overall it was a somewhat atypical trip for us. However, there was increased activity because of the crowds, and most shops stayed open for longer than usual... or so it seemed.
All photos for this challenge were taken with the Pentax K-1 mII at 28mm (M28f2 lens).