Shooting Street Portraits

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As it is Saturday today, there were plenty of folks wandering around the Boston Garden today providing me ample opportunity to take their pictures. Here are 2 that please me.

PS The guy above seems right out of the hippy era with his lightning earrings and long wavy hair.

A Slow Sweet Song

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The time is just after 5 yesterday afternoon. It had been a long day with a lot of driving in heavy city traffic. I was waiting to cross Beacon Street after walking up from the Park Street subway station and was looking forward to getting home and putting my feet up. Just as the light turned I noticed this tree bathed in the soft light of the sinking sun. There was really no time to compose the picture since I was standing in the middle of the intersection. The photo gods smiled on this one.

Looks Can Be Decieving

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A monk you say? A man of kindness and compassion raising money for his monastery or maybe for poor people selling a Buddhist token as a kind of blessing.

Not on your life! This beatific looking gentleman is a common street hustler. These guys come out of winter hibernation as the spring and summer tourists start to fill our streets.

BEWARE!

 

Almost Full

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The cool quiet of the city comes through my open window as the moon plays hide and seek through thin low hanging clouds. 

Silver Fox…Maybe Later

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There are so many stories out here on the street. Of course it is not for me to know what they are but I have a lot of fun making them up.

I like shooting through restaurant windows. If I’m lucky I can catch an enigmatic couple like this one.

At Boston’s MFA…Art Abounds

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I shot this today at the MFA’s world famous Matisse exhibit. This little ked was having the time of his life. He was not necessarily a Matisse fan but he most certainly was an artist in his own right.