Trance Lady

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This is just a snippet of a much larger file showing a Beacon Hill matron walking down Charles Street. The bigger image isn’t all that bad but her face is where most of the interest is so I just cut the rest away. The street shooting purists will frown at this approach but I believe cropping isn’t a mortal sin if the result is worth sacrificing the pixels.

Mr. Experimental Carousel!!

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It’s not often one gets to take a picture of a glorious subject like this gentleman. He is soft spoken and very polite but very guarded as well. We’ve seen him around Boston in various places, often very far apart. What makes him so interesting to me is that he is always dressed exactly the same way whenever we see him. I don’t know his backstory yet but one of these days I will.

ENJOY

Street Savy Face

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Walking city streets as much as I do, helps me to see interesting faces more clearly. I passed this man on Charles Street early this morning. He was sitting quietly with his hands folded, in a very relaxed pose. However his eyes told a very different story.

Looking At Me

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In todays’ digital age a lot of people, including me, place a good deal of stress on just getting noticed. Sure the photo above is an arresting image  but if that’s all it is, that’s not enough.

If I told you that I was watching this guy from the time he got on the subway for a chance to take his picture. However, because he didn’t look overly friendly I wasn’t sure I could do it without a possible altercation.

I came up with this plan. Since my seat was right next to a door, if he got off before I did, there was a chance a picture could be snapped while his attention was on stepping off the car. 

As luck would have it, he did leave one stop earlier then I and although he caught a quick glimpse of my little Ricoh GR camera he got off the car without incident.

A little more context never hurts. Thus ends the lesson.