I love shooting through windows into stores. The street reflections give the image a busy bouncy city feel.
This is just a snippet of a much larger file showing a Beacon Hill matron walking down Charles Street. The bigger image isn’t all that bad but her face is where most of the interest is so I just cut the rest away. The street shooting purists will frown at this approach but I believe cropping isn’t a mortal sin if the result is worth sacrificing the pixels.
The beauty of a Ricoh GR for street photography is that you can take a picture and move on before your subject is really aware of what’s going on.
As I approached this lady she was deep in her book and sipping a lemonade. It wasn’t really a good picture so I went by her and headed towards Boylston Street. On a hunch I glanced back at her and bingo she was doing deep knee bends. Now that was worthy of a few pictures.
There’s an old adage in photography that one should always look behind yourself from time to time. This is a perfect example of that advice.
It’s not about tea. It’s about meaningless chatter and confusion.
Down on his luck? Yes. Drunk? Maybe. Make a nice focal point? You judge.