And they didn't even say.. "Happy Birthday!" Last year on my birthday (Nov 19) I walked the streets of NYC on my own. Nearly 10 miles. I didn't notice this pair until a few seconds before this exposure. No time to focus. But no matter, I don't believe every street photograph needs perfect focus. It's about the moment, the feel, the mood.
They truly looked like they were important people with important places to go. I just wonder why they didn't know it was my birthday?
I spent about 3 weeks in Italy during my 20's. Went to most of the places I had been to on this recent trip. I was curious how much I would remember. Turns out, not a lot! One of my friends said "well Bob, you have done quite a bit since then!" Which is true.
But one thing that kept coming back were the motor scooters. On my long ago trip, just prior to arriving in Italy, I had been on Santorini in Greece. With some friends I rented a scooter and we cruised all over the island. So much fun!
Now on this trip, each time one would go by me, it provided a memorable moment. One of the classic Italian scenes.
Ashwin Rao has become one of my favorite shooting buddies since I made the move to Seattle. We are in a club together, and have done a number of fun shoots. He's an all around great guy, talented photographer, and also very knowledgeable about vintage glass.
When I saw his glorious images at Steve Huff's website, I wanted to share them with my readers. I particularly find his comments about "thinking in black and white" very interesting. I would have to say that I would be challenged to accomplish that.
Have a look I think you'll be impressed! Also, click on the continue link to leave a comment and to view a bonus image...
I'm always inspired by the clever names Thomas Hawk comes up with for his images. i had settled on this image for today, and as usual was doing my best TH imitation, but words weren't coming. So I'll take a chance and hope a few of you might comment with some suggestions?
I have been going through some old images for a mini-project, and came across this one. Totally took me back to that moment... the humid air, cooled by the water. Sounds and smells of the forest. June 2004. A nice moment hiking with the family.