Today in some comments on G+ one person made the statement about how my image really conveyed something special (not this one, but I feel this is another good example) because of the eye contact and how eyes are truly the gateway to the soul. That is so true and it is almost narcotic when I get good eye contact from a candid subject. I admit street photography is a big high-the excitement of finding the subject in an interesting pose or with an interesting look with good lighting and hopefully decent background, all in a moment's time. Then if it turns out well-RUSH! I hope you too feel some of what I do...
Ultravox-The Wild, The Beautiful and The Damned
I've been spending most of my photo sharing and social media interaction time on Google Plus these days. In the last couple of days Google has added circle sharing to the mix and my follower count instantly quintupled. no I don't care about high school-like popularity contests of who has the most followers. I do care about my images getting seen by more people who appreciate them and like to engage. I'm finding that. If you haven't added me on G+ yet please do so here. The coolest thing about G+ especially for photo viewing/sharing/related discussion is that it is a river like Twitter with real time interaction.
Yes-I've Seen All Good People
Someone said this shot reminds them of Jack Lemmon...I can see that. I think I achieved in capturing some of the man's humanity. Hope you can feel that.
Yes I know it's a Radiohead title..but these were literally fake plastic trees-Sakura(Cherry Blossom) to be specific...
Otis Redding-Fa Fa Fa
It was at the end of a good photo walk. This one was probably 2.5 hours long with most of that time spent on walking. Almost back home and stopping by a favorite nearby park. This toy vendor asked me if I spoke Chinese-I replied in the affirmative. He then began to put on a demo show for me, no doubt partly inspired by the camera around my neck. Performer and recorder both engaged...A street photographer is like a boy scout-Always Be Prepared...
Dave Holland-Conference of the Birds
A street photographer is captivated by faces and facial expressions. We are always hoping to capture one with edge or extra gravity. Every picture tells a story...
Saw the real scooter and driver sitting perfectly next to the one on the bus so quickly got into good shooting position and...here we are XD.
Danny Gatton-Harlem Nocturne For those who don't know Danny was an awesome guitar talent who's life sadly ended way to early.
I haven't smoked in years(pats self on back) but there is still nothing cooler (well maybe there is) than smoking street shot...
John Lee Hooker-Mr. Lucky
PS:If you're not on Google+ yet let me know if you need an invite and let's interact there.
I hadn't used my 28mm lens in a while-it's a wide angle for those that are interested. What that means to those who don't know is that the the focal plane (the perspective you see in frame) is wide. I fall in and out of love with all my lenses. I rotate through them. They all have their strengths and weaknesses but what is cool about working with prime lenses (fixed focal length as opposed to the more popular zoom lenses) is that you have to respond to them and compose your shot and stand or move to where it works right.
Montrose-Bad Motor Scooter
Different lenses react differently to light and the lack thereof. One of the things I like about this lens is the pretty blurring or light trails it renders in the presence of lower light.
Brian Eno-In Dark Trees