It’s hard to say exactly what this lady is thinking. She seems to be reacting rather negatively to my camera. But the thing of it is, she was chatting happily with a couple of people as I passed by and didn’t seem uptight or angry at all. That’s the thing with street photography in 1/800 of a second you only catch a tiny fleeting glimpse of someone. What you think you see, you probably don’t.
This is a photo of my long-suffering wife Sarah sitting on the front stoop of our rented house in Maine. I say long-suffering because I am constantly bothering her by asking to pose for some shot or other. This one however didn’t require any as she was just sitting in the sun with her back to me. Since her hat was way overexposed to start with, when I cut the exposure way back and added some heavy vignetting, the result was what you see above. The moire on her shoulder is very obvious but since it looks like part of the shirt design so it wasn’t really too distracting in this case.
I really don’t know if she was really having a bad day but this gesture and some grunge in the post processing certainly helped to convey that feeling.
On a warm summer day take a crowd of happy kids, turn on a fountain and stand back! This is the first day that the Frog Pond fountain was in operation and from here on into the fall this joint will really be hopping.
This is an installation on Boston Common of 37,000 flags honoring Massachusetts heroes who have died in service to our nation.
A most impressive and sobering sight.
There is nothing better than seeing happy faces having fun.
This photo is not really about the guy, and all his stuff. It’s about the way the browns and blacks go together.
One of the absolute best things about my GH4 is the tilt and swivel touch screen. I can be sitting quietly in my seat looking down into my lap and if I’ve turned the screen just so, I can get close ups of people near me without attracting attention.
This young lady was napping almost directly across from where I was sitting. She would doze off and then snap awake suddenly as the train lurched. By paying close attention, with my finger on the shutter button, I got a number of pictures of her with her eyes closed. The standing passengers would occasionally get in the way but there were enough chances to finally come up with the one above.
The beauty of a fast focusing camera is that sometimes I can take a very quick shot of someone as I’m walking by. I saw this lady from quite a way off and could tell she had a lot on her mind. Maybe it was nothing more than a stone in her shoe but her pain was palpable. I’m finding the more I carry my camera, the closer I look at my surroundings.