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A New Style In Homeless Shelters

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I walked up close enough to see the man curled up under his golf umbrella trying to sleep. However I backed off before taking this picture so I could get a good shot of the church to give the image good contex.

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.

The Blue Ukulele

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An interesting combination between the instrument’s happy blue color and his hard stare. 

Still Unsure (Damn!)

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My previous post sang the praises of rendering this image in black and white. Drifting back just now to look at the color image, I’m starting to think that keeping the color may be a better choice.

For now I’ll keep both of them around and in a month or so this quandary should settle out.

Yes Little One It’s A Very Big Ocean

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A small girl in bright colors on a beach. Those elements have a lot of potential for making a good photograph. To my eye though, what makes this image is NOT seeing the water.

I’ve heard it said often, what’s not in the picture can often be as important as what is.

Homage to Saul Leiter

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Saul Leiter is a photographic hero of mine. He did amazing things with color. Many works were looking through rain fogged store windows at the turbulent city streets of New York. To imply this photo is anything like his, is really not accurate. However, the placement of the coffee cup as against the overhead light and the red of the woman’s coat on the left calls to mind, mine at least, Mr. Leiter’s work. If you don’t know of him. Do yourself a favor and look him up.

Commercial Color Blast

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These colorful things were for sale at a booth in the middle of Faneuil Hall marketplace in Boston. I have no idea what they are good for except to provide a splash of color wherever they are put. That said, they were certainly easy to photograph. I just stuck my camera in the middle of them and pulled the trigger.

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