Street Shot With Reindeer

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As much as street shooters hate to admit it, luck can often make or break a photo. Take this one. I was focusing hard on the cowboy looking guy with the plastic bag. It was very bright out and the resulting photograph was way over exposed. But low and behold when I knocked the harsh shadows back, what to my wondering eyes should appear but a reindeer in the window next to him. Bingo!

Leaving The Frame

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As photographers were always deciding what we want to enclose in our picture. We put our frame around a piece of our reality. I thought of this as I was deciding what to do with a rather ordinary picture I took of a man walking in front of an old brick wall. By making the dimensions square and placing a small tree in its center, the man is caught just exiting the right side of the frame.

I’m partial to the finished product.

Your Order’s Ready

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Bakery Shop Dude

No Loosing Her In A Crowd

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It’s the hair! End of story.

The Offloading

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Walking home up Boston Common after buying the Sunday paper (see the previous post) I came across these guys offloading a truck. There was a lot of discussion about what stuff went and what stayed and with a little judicious cropping I was able to bring their hands into the picture as a focal element. 

By the way the elapsed time between the earlier tourist picture and this one was less than 15 minutes. (The fickle gods of street shooting  smile occasionally.)

Tourist Town

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They’re hard to miss. With guide book and cameras in hand they happily wander our brick sidewalks and potholed street looking at all the strange inhabitants. This group was right outside our font door as I was going down Beacon Street to get a paper at the Starbucks on the corner of Charles. Although they didn’t speak much (if any) english we exchanged happy smiles and went on our respective ways.

Puff Ball Portrait

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I don’t usually take portraits of mushrooms but, this one was too good to miss.

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