Not Gonna Be Your Super Hero

 

Not Gonna Be Your Super Hero

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

Gee Plus

 

Ummmm...
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

The Birds

BW street portrait toy vendor interesting facial expression

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... :D

Dave Holland-Conference of the Birds

Still Such a Long Way to Go

Still Such a Long Way to Go

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