Friday, April 28, 2017

Window Shoppers

Found these two older gentlemen eyeballing something in a jewelry shop on the town square. Made sure the sign was in the image to help with the story-telling effort of the image. This is another possible for the "Pairs" theme I am working on.


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Monday, April 24, 2017

Crossing

Another for the "Pairs" theme. I like the way the shadows fall off the two men and the way the hydrant kinda balances the overall composition.


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Handtrucks-in-waiting

Another for the "Pairs" theme on the town square. Deliveries as noted earlier occur as eateries are preparing to open, usually around 9:30 to 10 AM. I had just arrived on the square this morning and saw the pair of handtrucks waiting to be loaded. In keeping with trying to find normal activity that goes unnoticed, I thought this was perfect. I took the shot with my X100S as I wanted to show a lot of the surroundings. Then I took a few with my X-E1 and Nikkor 1,8/85mm lens. In the end, the Nikkor image was too tight and the X100S was too loose. So I cropped the X100S image for the effect I thought worked best.


I also used Adobe Camera Raw to darken the shadows a little and brighten the highlights a little to give a stronger contrast to the image. For me, it works well.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Corona delivery

Just the usual delivery men on the Square at mid-morning. There are usually trucks from several different suppliers of food and drink on the Square almost every morning as eateries prepare for the day's customers.


As I have mentioned, this is a happening that is very normal on the Square and most people would not give a second glance.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Signed invoice

Still working on getting the normal everyday occurrence for my "Pairs" theme on the Square. Here is an action that goes on every morning in just about every eatery on the square. Deliveries are made, checked for accuracy, and signed for by the manager/owner. This is something that I know most people would not give a second glance but it happens almost every day. This is a good example of what I am trying to discover on the square.


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Me and my shadow

Just a fun image I wanted to play with that I got down on the Square this week. I liked the long shadow on the pavement. In retrospect, I wish I had a way to get a higher POV on the square. Maybe I can find some shop owner that will let me on the roof for a while. I think this image could be improved with a higher POV.
As my wife noted on seeing the image, this is another possible for the "Pairs" theme.


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Discussion and coffee

Had planned on going to the square today but we are under a severe weather threat and most businesses on the square have shutdown. This image is from a couple of weeks ago as this couple had a discussion that seemed a little intense. The county courthouse is not far away so many lawyers and clients come here. Don't know if that was the case here. While this is a possible for the "Pairs" theme, it really doesn't sing to me.


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