Ziggy Stardust in Preston

Alley in Preston looks like Ziggy Stardust album cover

Ziggy Stardust in Preston

I know the layout is not the same as the famous album cover, but I’ve often looked at this alley in Preston and thought how similar it is.  The light has the same quality, there’s the lamp, the stonework, it’s just got the same feel.

This particular morning, couldn’t believe my luck when I saw this guy leaning on the wall.  OK, he’s not got blonde hair and a guitar, but it’s as good as it gets.  I stand across the street and take a test shot to get the exposure right, I’m doing everything in manual in this light, and just as I decide I’ve got it right, he takes a long drag, and throws his head back.  Got it ! Oh yeah, this is why I love street photography, 99% of the time you get rubbish, but so, so worth it for that 1% that works.

This entry was published on November 1, 2011 at 7:00 am. It’s filed under Music, Photography, Preston and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Ziggy Stardust in Preston

  1. Now that is a photograph! I can only think of one thing, “Wow.”

  2. Great shot ! Yes, street photography is so hard, but so satisfying when you get the one shot.

  3. Thanks guys for you kind comments, really appreciated – nice to know you like this as much as I do.

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