Through The Noodle Shop Window

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Walking a city’s streets I often can catch fleeting glimpses of vivid interpersonal drama. This is one of those.

There is a ramen noodle shop on Hereford Street in Boston’s Back Bay. It’s a small place with a big window looking directly onto the street. The sun brightly illuminated this couple having an intense conversation. I took 3 or 4 pictures of them as I slowly walked by. This one was the best with its old fashioned scratchy black a white look.

A Political Post…Sorry

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Demagoguery enters at the moment when, for want of a common denominator, the principle of equality degenerates into the principle of identity……..Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I am well aware this is primarily a site for posting photographs. Something just cracked inside me this morning. I promise I won’t do this very often.

Starbucks’ Sunday Morning Ambivalence

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Living in Boston as we do, Starbucks coffee shops are everywhere. This one is just down the hill from us and I go there every Sunday morning to pick up the Boston Globe and the New York Times. Even as late as 8:30 or 9:00 a lot of the regulars still haven’t shown up. Today I had the good fortune of taking a photograph of this guy who seemed either to be reading the paper of nursing a gigantic hangover.

Thinking of My Technique

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One of the biggest allies of a street photographer is stealth. At least that’s the way I approach it. I’m not an in-your-face and I don’t give a damn kind of shooter. I like blending in with the background, or maybe being a wisp of smoke in the distance.

The Name of This Game is LOOKING

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The pictures above are the result of a wonderful morning we spent in the Boston Museum of Fine Art. 

Mr. Analog Escapes Facebook

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I’m drawn to people reading paper books. No kindles, no Ipads just those old-fashioned things that we grind up pine trees to make. I think it’s partly because this digital world we now find ourselves in seems increasingly overwhelming. 

For a couple of years now I’ve been badly addicted to Facebook. It’s a big black hole. A time waster without equal.

It’s time to cut back on all my digital time wasters!

 

Mr. Frog Pond In The Mirror

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I couldn’t resist taking this. It’s hard to categorize. A selfie? Maybe A portrait? Not really. Just a reflection in a mirror of a retail store with a nod to Vivian Maier. 

(Just between you and I, it’s the red fire extinguisher that makes this composition work.)

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