washington street photography

i love to wander the streets and take photos of what i see. i take them wherever i am right now. the common element will be that they are all photos from street scenes and the people that are populating those streets. you can find more of my photos here: carsten schmidt photography ... and you can like me here: facebook profile
taking a break from comic con. going through some photos from the summer i came across this one which i had planned to post but hadn’t done so yet. while this spot was anything but inviting i was just amazed how busy it was. 

taking a break from comic con. going through some photos from the summer i came across this one which i had planned to post but hadn’t done so yet. while this spot was anything but inviting i was just amazed how busy it was. 

Aperture
f/4.8
Shutter Speed
1/750th
ISO
320
Focal Length
35mm
Camera
Leica Camera AG M Monochrom
NO USA RETURN — another photo from the US/Mexican border … the US side of the border. after seeing this i decided not to cross the border ;-) 

NO USA RETURN — another photo from the US/Mexican border … the US side of the border. after seeing this i decided not to cross the border ;-) 

Aperture
f/5.7
Shutter Speed
1/2000th
ISO
320
Focal Length
35mm
Camera
Leica Camera AG M Monochrom
the end of summer (at least the official) is near. just a couple of days until labor day. so i thought posting one last one from the montgomery county fair is just ok. 

the end of summer (at least the official) is near. just a couple of days until labor day. so i thought posting one last one from the montgomery county fair is just ok. 

Aperture
f/5.7
Shutter Speed
1/1500th
ISO
320
Focal Length
35mm
Camera
Leica Camera AG M Monochrom
venice beach is not just about skating … no, also about basketball. i guess this is a nice contrast to the recent photo i took in ny at the west 4th street court. 

venice beach is not just about skating … no, also about basketball. i guess this is a nice contrast to the recent photo i took in ny at the west 4th street court

Aperture
f/5.7
Shutter Speed
1/4000th
ISO
320
Focal Length
35mm
Camera
Leica Camera AG M Monochrom
border crossing between US and Tijuana. one might think this is the entrance to a high security prison, but no, that is the pedestrian border crossing into Mexico. 

border crossing between US and Tijuana. one might think this is the entrance to a high security prison, but no, that is the pedestrian border crossing into Mexico. 

Aperture
f/5.7
Shutter Speed
1/750th
ISO
320
Focal Length
35mm
Camera
Leica Camera AG M Monochrom
no trip to LA is complete without a stop at the venice beach skatepark. 

no trip to LA is complete without a stop at the venice beach skatepark. 

Aperture
f/4.8
Shutter Speed
1/4000th
ISO
320
Focal Length
35mm
Camera
Leica Camera AG M Monochrom
from the streets of san diego during comic con. lots of mysterious looking people. 

from the streets of san diego during comic con. lots of mysterious looking people. 

Aperture
f/4.8
Shutter Speed
1/750th
ISO
320
Focal Length
35mm
Camera
Leica Camera AG M Monochrom