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The Memory Project


This is an art project of the Boston University student on the left. It was set up smack dab in the middle of Boston Common today. Nothing was around it, just two young ladies standing and smiling asking passersby to swap their memories with those of other people. I like the concept. I wonder, if such a thing was  actually possible, whether anyone would take them up on it or would we prefer to keep our own memories even if we didn’t like them.

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Thinking about different ways to express it. Seems that looking at the edges of it works best.

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Skateboard Dude


The harsh sunlight and his dark clothing contributed to my decision to make a silhouette out of this shot. It was a shoot from the hip grab shot. The shutter clicked at exactly the right time. For this kind of shooting I just set the camera to program and the ASA to 1600 and let the software do its magic.


The Skating Lesson


As you might guess, the Frog Pond ice rink is a hive of activity on Saturday. I went down there for a few minutes to see what might catch my eye. This little girl was taking a skating lesson and having a terrible time just standing up. But she kept at it and at it and at it. Every time she fell down her nice instructor was right there to help her up.

And you know what? The kid was loving every minute.

I think there’s a lesson here for all of us.

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Apple iPad Test


Now that we are living in Boston, access to the tech world is much easier. I’m seriously thinking about the possibility of doing a lot more of my photography work on the iPad Air 2. The reasons for this are the many many apps that are available for photo processing as well as the terrific portability of iPad.

All this may be just lazy wishful thinking on my part, but I’m intrigued by the possibility and plan to give it a try.