Unusual Capture Angle

This was one of those lucky captures that happen only occasionally. At first glance it might seem that I was holding my camera at ground level to achieve this angle of view. That wasn’t the case.

My subject, an elevator technician, was standing on the tailgate of his truck quickly unloading boxes of equipment. I was hurrying across a busy traffic intersection with a bunch of people when I spotted him. Luckily I had my Ricoh GR3 and it was set for “snap shooting”. I was able to reach past a fellow pedestrian and get one quick image.

By the way, if anyone reading this is interested in street photography, check Ricoh cameras. They are terrific for this kind of work!

Pictures Driving Vast Change

I took this in a public park, about 200 yards from where we live in Boston. It speaks to the political tension of our times. There was a big protest scheduled for later in the afternoon and these young folks were apparently checking out the area. Maybe it’s just me but, I can feel tension and potential violence in the image.

The media lately has been full of articles about how much videos and photographs have helped drive America’s move towards racial equality. What a wonderful use for our images!

Nearby Worry

This photograph is of a runner who has briefly paused her workout to stretch. She’s looking back the way she came as if someone or something is following her. I find the image to be an easy illustration of what we all currently feel about the virus. Things will of course eventually get better but, for now, the fear persists.

Colorful Covid Costume

I’m getting tired of posting doom and gloom monochrome images telling of the difficult times we’re going through, sooo here’s a change of pace. Yes, we are still under a shelter at home order. Yes, we are directed to wear masks when we venture out AND yes, there’s also a curfew in place.

BUT this Beacon Hill matron is doing it with so much style, one can’t help but smile.

Looks Can Be Decieving

I took this close up photograph of a guy outside of Boston’s main public library. A minute before this he was passed out on the sidewalk. For a brief moment he opened his eyes, which was when I managed to get this shot. He painfully got to his feet. Stumbled into the library entrance and promptly passed out again on a soft stool near the front window.

Worry

The voyeur quality of street photography is well documented by this image. This lady was huddled in a doorways with her hands over her mouth. I’m pretty sure she was talking, or listening, on her cell phone. One can’t be sure of course but, whatever was happening seemed to cause her quite a bit of concern as evidenced but the lines in her face and the worried look in her eyes.