B&W vs Color…A Matter of Choice

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The more I take photographs the more I’m drawn to the simple power of black and white. I think B&W removes the crutch that beautiful color can provide and leaves composition and tonality in charge. It pares down an image and often that seems to provide more emotional depth.

Time Out

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Sometimes taking a break from all the tension and anger of this moment in time is terribly necessary.

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!

 

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.

The Big Oak and The Storm

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Nature’s power on display.

I love this old tree. It’s been around way longer than I’ve been on this planet. It sits in the middle of the lawn of my Grandparent’s place. They provided it a lot of space to show off and my goodness it certainly does.

Rainy Day Boston

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There is one benefit to being out with a camera in the rain, nobody really notices you. They’re too busy trying to stay dry.

OMG It’s A Book!

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I know it’s one of those analog things with floppy pages that’s made from wood pulp of all things. To see it out in public is always a shock. It’s so much bigger than those little flat electronic gadgets that most people use today. This guy must be a throwback from the dark ages.

What I really don’t understand is he actually seems very interested in looking at that old fashioned thing. Is it just possible that what he’s doing is enjoyable?

Portrait of 2017

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I know that starting the new year off this gloomy isn’t a great idea but, as I was walking across the Boston Common today, I took this close-up photo of a figure swathed in dark fur, peering out gloomily at the world. While trying to think of a title for this image the scarey uncertainty of next year presented itself and it seemed appropriate.

The Mystery Behind Peoples Eyes

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On The Subway

Taking portraits of strangers makes me nervous. On the streets I like to take my photographs without being noticed. Someday I hope to get over that reluctance to engage people because the human face is endlessly fascinating.

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At The Ice Skating Show