The Lonely Hockey Player

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Shooting goals by himself in an empty parking lot near Davis Square, Cambridge. 

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There is a story here. I don’t know it though. If I was a better photographer, I’d be able to give you more of a glimpse of it but as it stands now we’ll just have to make up our own.

 

 

 

The Top 1%

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The first couple of blocks of Boston’s Newbury Street can be considered our Rodeo Drive. Here’s why.

The iPhone Quandary

 

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Shot With An iPhone 7+

I now own an iPhone 7+. It sports a 12 megapixel camera, has optical image stabilization, a ƒ/1.8 aperture and can shoot good looking videos very easily.  In short, the damn thing is is a powerhouse! 

An interesting writer, Craig Mod, just wrote a terrific article about the changing nature of cameras and the evolution of photography. See It Here

His point is that our phones now capture much more digital data than just the light falling on their sensors. He puts it this way:

“Once you start thinking of a photograph in those holistic terms, the data quality of stand-alone cameras, no matter how vast their bounty of pixels, seems strangely impoverished. They no longer capture the whole picture.”

Frankly I’m not sure how this digital evolution will all play out, but I do know that the thing I always have in my pocket is well on its way to transforming the photographic industry.

And probably me

Tourist Season!

 

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They’re thousands of these folks wandering around Boston, all looking at maps, paper or digital. They believe they are somewhat lost which is to say that they think they know roughly where they are but not exactly. We natives know, however, that being “somewhat” lost in Boston is akin to completely and totally lost anyplace else.

A New Neighborhood For Street Shooting

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The inhabitants are a little different, but just as, or even more interesting than the folks you see walking the streets of Boston. They come in all shapes and sizes.

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And they never seem bothered by a camera.

The Lonely Traveler

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This was taken in Grand Central Station a few years ago. It’s a different kind of photograph than I usually take. It is minimalist to the extreme and not in sharp focus to boot. The mood and the story are primary. I like it as much for what isn’t in the frame as for what is.

 

Do I Have A Deal For You!

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This guy was selling and selling hard. The more I practice street shooting, the more these little vignettes begin to show themselves. The trick is making a decent photo of them. In this case the brick wall, the contrasting tee shirts and the raking sunshine were very helpful.

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