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The Red Cup (Maybe A Keeper)

 

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Sometimes the plainest of objects situated in just the right place can make nice subjects for photographs. This cup between two old painted columns is a case in point. I think it’s enough for a nice 16 x 9 formated composition.

PS The bright red against the grey doesn’t hurt either.

Having made just made a case for the worthiness of this picture, I could also argue that it’s just too plain. Time will tell. I don’t know about you but I have a tendency to judge my photographs too hastily and find that letting them “marinate” for a while before forming an opinion about them helps make a better decision about their quality. 

We’ll see which way this one goes.

Grumpy Red

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It felt good to be out street shooting today. It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any of that kind of work.

Sarah and I were heading out for a walk along the Charles River when she said softly to me “turn around”. We had just walked past this kid sitting gloomily in the corner of a Beacon Street building just before the corner of Charles. By himself it would have been a fun shot but adding his balloon to the mix made it something special.

A lesson learned from this photograph is that I never should forget that what’s behind me may be just as good, or in this case better, than what’s in front.

Corner of Beacon and Charles

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Sometimes just being in the right place at the right time can result in a pretty good image. Such was the case today walking up Beacon Street on my way back home. The red of course is a big plus for this photograph and I plead guilty to goosing it up a tad in post processing.

Mr. Frog Pond In The Mirror

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I couldn’t resist taking this. It’s hard to categorize. A selfie? Maybe A portrait? Not really. Just a reflection in a mirror of a retail store with a nod to Vivian Maier. 

(Just between you and I, it’s the red fire extinguisher that makes this composition work.)

Fire In The Sky

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I took this photograph today (February 18th) as a beautiful snarling red sky hung of Boston Garden. I currently don’t take many landscape photographs but it was easy to make this exception.

Red and Yellow

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Yes it’s a subway station and yes a train is just pulling out of the platform across the way but looking at it more abstractly it’s a series of red verticals juxtaposed with a curving yellow line. No people, no action, just color and lines.

Cut and Bleeding

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I was originally going to eat this pomegranate but its seeds were just too crunchy. While one half was still sitting on the cutting board the thought crossed my mind that it make make a good photograph. The blood red color of the juicy fruit seeds led to its title. 

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