Sunday, September 13, 2009

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14 comments:

  1. Absolutely great - a slice of life.

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  2. Perfect! So much going on with all the people.

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  3. Lovley B&W Sean.
    I wonder what they're talking about.
    I can almost hear them.

    Great work as usual!

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  4. Hope they fight :-)) and you show ous that picture toomorrow :-))

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  5. I nearly missed the lady with the black skin!
    Is she blowing someone a kiss?

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  6. Usually I am skeptical about kids - but this girl is just lovely with the puppy! The gentlemen are hot into discussion. The lady on the background gives an air kiss to somebody!

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  7. I don't see it as any form of kiss: just using her hand for explanation.

    I like the stance of the gentleman in the suit and the disbelieving look on his face.

    It must be true that as one ages, one feels the cold more ...

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  8. I am constantly fascinated at how you capture such interest in your photo of the passing parade of humanity ... whenever I try it I just end up with a bunch of people doing uninteresting things ... I'll just have to keep trying.

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  9. The body language of the two guys allows a number of interpretations of the discussion.

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  10. arms folded and no animation in the face. That's a hard man, Sean...

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  11. Another wonderful slice of life shot ...

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  12. This is wonderful. I like the girl with her dog best and the men talking..everything in motion- nice-

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  13. Joan Elizabeth... Thank you for the compliment... I dont think there is a secret to this.... and I am definitely not qualified to offer advice. I can only tell you what I do and you see what works for you....

    I take alot of pictures, and some discard while walking around and some when I get back to my computer. However I try and do the latter more since often there is something that I miss and only when I look later there is a quirky aspect, or another meaning which I can see which interests me. In the beginning I took alot more than now and it is just a numbers game. Then you get to think more and decide what you want.

    I have to say though, I think the hardest part is taking a photograph of someone when they are looking at you. I dont pretend to "not be doing it" I rather act like I belong and this is "business as usual". I have only been approached once and the lady retaliated by taking my photograph for which I smiled - which took the wind out of her sales a little.

    Be careful that you dont try too hard. For some reason people like photographs of people doing exactly the same thing they do. We are inherently nosey (myself included). We like to know people in other places are like us. We like to know that other people also stand in dog p##, we like to know that people also pull strange faces when they drink something, particularly from the comfort of behind their laptop where no one else can see them. Dont look too deeply into this. Most often I take lots of shots and merely put it up (trying to stick to three or four a week) and someone really likes it. We are all different and if you think something is merely interesting doesnt mean that it wont be fascinating to someone else.... phew...

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  14. Thanks Sean, I figured it was a numbers game plus actually being out on the streets. I am working up a series of B&Ws that I will run in BMJ soon. They don't have the energy of yours but my location is very different and I am a mere beginner getting out and giving it a go.

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