I rarely, very rarely, do any still life photography. Today is a rare exception. My wife has a distinctive collection of antique stone fruits in an old woven wire bowl. Here is a low light, closeup view of it. The nice colors are the result of Fujifilm’s fine color science.
I took this close up photograph of a guy outside of Boston’s main public library. A minute before this he was passed out on the sidewalk. For a brief moment he opened his eyes, which was when I managed to get this shot. He painfully got to his feet. Stumbled into the library entrance and promptly passed out again on a soft stool near the front window.
The beauty of my little Ricoh GR III is its small size. It enabled me to take a closeup portrait of my “significant other” making a phone call without disturbing her concentration too much. In all honesty, I’ve used her as a subject so many times she is, more than likely, less bothered by this kind of intrusion than others might be but my small camera I’m sure is a help.
The combination of a man arguing with his wife and some chalk graffiti for the background makes something that wasn’t look plausible.
To be honest, I like this photograph but couldn’t think of a good reason to publish it. Hence the above weak words.
There’s no shortage of interesting faces in a crowded city and with my tiny Ricoh GR III I can often get a pretty good closeup portrait of them without attracting notice.
Closeups are new to me. Here is my first one taken with an Olympus 60mm macro lens.
I saw this coming about ten steps away. When the photo finally got taken the sneeze had just happened and he was taking his tee-shirt away from his nose. I would have liked to have been able to take this shot a second or so earlier but I wasn’t close enough. I’m categorizing this as a “good but could have been better”.
I have no idea of what’s actually going on here but I like the confluence of shapes.
I’m always happy to find a small object that tells a much bigger story.