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The Great Divide

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Walking the streets of a major city as much as I do, one can’t help noticing the increasing fragmentation of our society. Class, race, wealth all contribute to this but the really scary fact is so often it goes virtually unnoticed. ┬áTrump is in the White House because those in power didn’t see it or, even worse, were too myopic and self centered to look. Maybe a camera would help.

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.

Commercial Color Blast

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These colorful things were for sale at a booth in the middle of Faneuil Hall marketplace in Boston. I have no idea what they are good for except to provide a splash of color wherever they are put. That said, they were certainly easy to photograph. I just stuck my camera in the middle of them and pulled the trigger.

Shooting Street Portraits

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As it is Saturday today, there were plenty of folks wandering around the Boston Garden today providing me ample opportunity to take their pictures. Here are 2 that please me.

PS The guy above seems right out of the hippy era with his lightning earrings and long wavy hair.

Tough Guy (Maybe)

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Actually maybe he isn’t tough at all. Just a loving, gentle dad taking a break on a bench on Charles Street here in Boston. The harsh light gave me an opportunity to emphasise his big arms, strong face and bald head. The black tee-shirt and strong shadows complete this rather menacing street portrait.

Boston March For Science…2017

One hell of a gathering!

Filthy Day Friday

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I was street shooting in the Massachusetts town of Brookline this morning. It was one of those rainy, raw, and windy days when everybody was bundled up just trying to stay dry.

Nobody had a camera out unless it had some kind of weatherproofing. Since I did have such an instrument, I was able to take a few photographs like the one above. The only minor problem was the water drops on my lens. However, upon reflection, they probably add to the atmosphere of the shot.

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