There’s a book out called “Zen Camera” that I just ordered. It links mindful thinking with photography. This image is my first under the influence of that book. It’s a feeble attempt to question what’s the real subject of this photograph.
How about the lock on the chain?
Only recently have I begun to have more faith in shooting wider. My Ricoh GR has an excellent 28mm lens but because it also has an ASPC sensor, I have tended to crop a lot of my photographs since, even cropped, there is enough detail left in what remains. Lately it seems my vision can take in and use more elements on the edges of the photo. This is kind of a photograph breakthrough for me.
It’s all in the yellow lines!
Often when I go by this particular spot by the entrance to the main branch of Boston’s Public Library there’s a resting figure on it. Generally their posture/pose is not particularly notable.
Today was different.
There’s a maxim in street photography that it’s often necessary to visit the same spot over and over before a good picture reveals itself.
Coply Square on a nice day presents a wonderful photograph opportunity. This shot was taken from the steps of the Boston Public Library looking across the square toward Trinity Church. A tight cluster of tourists had assembled to listen to their guide and presented a perfect foreground element.
As usual I had at the ready my trusty Ricoh GR with its fixed 28mm lens. All it took is one shot.
As photographers were always deciding what we want to enclose in our picture. We put our frame around a piece of our reality. I thought of this as I was deciding what to do with a rather ordinary picture I took of a man walking in front of an old brick wall. By making the dimensions square and placing a small tree in its center, the man is caught just exiting the right side of the frame.
I’m partial to the finished product.