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Looks Like Fun

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This couple was being photographed by a professional for what seemed like an impending marriage. The were having a lot of fun. The shoot was near Acorn Street in Boston’s Back Bay. It’s a favorite location for wedding photographers. I didn’t want to butt in but couldn’t resist taking this shot as I walked by.

First Look

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Don’t you wish we still had that sense of wonder and anticipation.

Mr. Dicey

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One of the hazards of street shooting in an urban area is that occasionally one goes around a corner and meets a person who is probably best avoided.

It’s Ending…(sigh)

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All summer Boston Common’s famous wading pool, The Frog Pond, has been filled with the happy sights and sounds of kids, and occasionally their parents, enjoying the warm weather and cool water. Now with school starting and  temperatures cooling, these easy days are dwindling. I’m not exactly sure how long the pond will stay open, but it won’t be much longer.

The pond will get drained soon and stay empty until the really cold weather sets in and then it opens again for skating season. The fun starts anew and the ages of the Frog Pond users become more diverse as many more adults avail themselves of this great resource.

PS I shot this photograph in monochrome as a way to mirror the season change.

Bridges

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Here in Boston, where the Charles River empties into the harbor, are these two bridges. I liked the juxtaposition of the angular old counterweighted one with the soaring grace of the much newer suspension span. 

Humans build bridges that are both physical and personal. The physical ones are easy to understand, they help us cross things. The personal bridges join humans together. They are hard to construct and, in this fractious day and age, even harder to maintain. 

Would that this were not so.

 

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.

The Doorman

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The Taj used to be Boston’s old Ritz Hotel and it’s still a lovely place. The eyes of this man illustrate eloquently what it takes to be good at his job. Watch everything, all the time and always be prepared to act immediately in the best interest of guests.

Sharp eyes and quick reflexes also are essential tools of street shooters. (Using a camera of course.)

 

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