Starbucks Before My First Coffee Hit

 

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You know the feeling. Eyes blurred, mind dull, attitude grim. Sure signs of a coffee addict waiting for his first hit.

Digital Manipulation 

The new world of making photographs into things that don’t look very photographic has arrived with a vengeance. I’m kind of reluctant to use these manipulation tools as they seem to be cheating somehow. 

That said, here is an example of an app called Waterlogue that took a rather ordinary photo and made it quite pretty. I got it from a blog called stevenwillardimages.com. Steven posts good stuff.

Grumpy Red

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It felt good to be out street shooting today. It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any of that kind of work.

Sarah and I were heading out for a walk along the Charles River when she said softly to me “turn around”. We had just walked past this kid sitting gloomily in the corner of a Beacon Street building just before the corner of Charles. By himself it would have been a fun shot but adding his balloon to the mix made it something special.

A lesson learned from this photograph is that I never should forget that what’s behind me may be just as good, or in this case better, than what’s in front.

Memorial Day Thoughts

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Not much needs to be said about these photographs. This is an annual event in Boston Common and it’s very moving. The thing I noticed about these people setting out the commemorative flags was that they were very subdued almost silent.  It was fitting for the occasion.

 

 

Commercial Color Blast

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These colorful things were for sale at a booth in the middle of Faneuil Hall marketplace in Boston. I have no idea what they are good for except to provide a splash of color wherever they are put. That said, they were certainly easy to photograph. I just stuck my camera in the middle of them and pulled the trigger.

“Yes Dear”

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Put whatever interpretation you like on this photograph. For me it has to with the compositional relation between the 2 figures, which, in real life, probably doesn’t even exist.  It’s a mind game.

The Break Dancing King

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I marvel at the skill of these guys!

Not only was this guy an extremely skilled athlete but he was a nice guy to boot. Look at the photo below. This old lady came by and started to chat with him and he interrupted his performance to speak with her.

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