Street Shot With Reindeer

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As much as street shooters hate to admit it, luck can often make or break a photo. Take this one. I was focusing hard on the cowboy looking guy with the plastic bag. It was very bright out and the resulting photograph was way over exposed. But low and behold when I knocked the harsh shadows back, what to my wondering eyes should appear but a reindeer in the window next to him. Bingo!

The Offloading

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Walking home up Boston Common after buying the Sunday paper (see the previous post) I came across these guys offloading a truck. There was a lot of discussion about what stuff went and what stayed and with a little judicious cropping I was able to bring their hands into the picture as a focal element. 

By the way the elapsed time between the earlier tourist picture and this one was less than 15 minutes. (The fickle gods of street shooting  smile occasionally.)

Painfully Slow

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There are times, especially in a crowded city, when it become easier and easier to avoid really seeing our fellow human beings. Taking a lot of photographs as I do now, makes me realize more than ever just how lucky I am.

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