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Portrait Of Beacon Hill

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For those of you who know the character, (characters?) of old line Beacon Hill. This matron peaking out suspiciously from her classic doorway says all you need to know.

Portrait of Sarah

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In case I haven’t told you before, my wife Sarah is a voracious reader. I admire that trait very much and often wish I read more myself. However I’m dyslexic and content myself to more visual activities. I took this picture of her in our local Starbucks as she was chugging along trying to finish a book that she didn’t like.

Why read a book you don’t like you ask? She belongs to a book club of very fierce opinionated ladies and it was required reading for this month’s meeting.

Master Lock

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I know it’s a kind of silly title but I didn’t want to name this portrait something pretentious. This old gentleman was sitting by himself staring off into space in a sheltered corner of the main Frog Pond administrative building. While it looks like he is watching me, I’m pretty sure he isn’t. He was very much lost in his own thoughts.

The Blue Ukulele

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

Barista With A Grubby Beard

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We recently checked out a hot new coffee spot that has just opened near us. The verdict is still out on the quality of their gustatory offerings but, to a person, their staff was terrific. They were caring, efficient and very friendly. Here’s a quick portrait I took of a happy, young barista as he took our first order. Because I was so focused on the kid’s wide toothy grin I didn’t notice his straggly chin hair until I looked at his photograph more closely in Lightroom.

Admittedly it’s an old guy’s opinion, but I think  this grubby beard somehow diminishes this kid’s otherwise perfect presentation.

 

Mr. Dicey

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One of the hazards of street shooting in an urban area is that occasionally one goes around a corner and meets a person who is probably best avoided.

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.

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