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I tend to shoot people more than things but the Freedom Tower shown nicely in the morning light today in New York. I think the trees remind us we build great building but only trees really last.LEt Freedom RIng BLOG

It’s not often a single subject stops in mid air while everyone else is moving ¬†full steam ahead. The result, emphasized by a slow shutter speed. creates almost a parallel universe.traveler in time copy

Sometimes the best portraits make you wonder- give you less than more “information.” I’m not sure how I feel about this latest capture, but your comments will be helpful. My title options range from Head Shot to Good Head.best-head-shot-web

Finding interesting content on the streets is not unlike looking through a kaleidoscope- sometimes you see nothing and then, out of the blue, the right justaposition of people and environment come together. Some professionals say don’t walk so much- presuming that you are better off saving your energy for target rich settings. I’m not that lucky. I need to walk my butt off to find content.fair-warning-web

I saw the lamp post and the slick streets….then waited for people with umbrellas. This image is about light in my mind.The Rain in Spain 11x copy

The angle of the shadows, the arches AND the boy with the skate board ALL create a sense of movement and flow, at least in my mind (and frame).

The angle of the shadows, the arches AND the boy with the skate board ALL create a sense of movement and flow, at least in my mind (and frame).

When do stairs become more than stairs?  Maybe when the light is just right AND someone is simply enjoying a few rays.......

When do stairs become more than stairs? Maybe when the light is just right AND someone is simply enjoying a few rays…….

I knew it was going to rain in Central Park. I knew I would ruin a new pair of shoes as I walked through puddles. I knew my crummy , low end -sort of point and shoot -would survive the rain just barely (protected by one of those cheap $5 umbrellas you get from savy NY vendors). Still, I knew I wanted to capture mood, while I caught a cold. I think I succeeded…

Rain 'n Love

Just back from my trip to Asia, I just printed this image- a good example (hopefully) of how contrast can add power to an image. Contrast of both subject matter and tones. As always, a decent images comes from a lot of walking and shooting. You can see more of my trip at http://www.SLMphoto.com (go to Combinations 16 and 17) or visit me at Courthouse Market (SAT) and at Eastern Market (SUN). Gee, from 80 degrees to winter weather. I will be the guy shivering…

Some images are literal. Others find their strength in the questions they pose, a challenge you might see in this image. Titled “Waitress Tip,” I chose to angle the camera to avoid revealing identities. Instead, I wanted to stress hands. My Eye of the Photographer classes covers image composition. See Winter classes.
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