Not my usual Boston-centric street-photograph but rather a west coast shot of some friends talking beside the sea in Santa Barbara, California. The reason I’ve included it here is that it can serve as an example of how a photo can transition from one genre to another in post processing.
When this image started out, it was in color and exposed in a way that my friends’ features were clearly visible. By converting it to monochrome and making it a silhouette, the abstract nature of the composition is highlighted, made even more striking by the arch encircling them.
In any group there’s always seems to be someone who’s more aware of their surroundings. (see above) I’m not sure whether it’s intellect or a particular kind of emotional stability but the standing kid has it.
I’d like to tell you a story about this photograph. However there isn’t one. I just liked the composition. There is even the possibility that it might eventually turn into a black and white image. However that’s not very likely as i’d loose the snap of the red striped poles.
I’m always amazed by the apparent personality differences one sees on city sidewalks. These people were very near each other on Charles Street this afternoon. As much as it may seem that they were aware of me and my camera. Neither actually were.