Andalusian Shepherd

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On the road to Ronda, Spain, 2002.

Continuing the series of candid portraits, this one a road, rather than a street photo, was shot using a Sony Cybershot camera, processed on an iPad Air 2, with the Snapseed app.

Look Into My Eyes

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A lively conversation on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.

In Your Face

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Vieille Ville (Old Town), Nice, France

Street dogs, like this handsome fellow, are an important part of my street photography.

Palomitas

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Palomitas (Popcorn), Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

I love taking photographs of just about anything.
But I especially love Street Photography.
I love people watching.

I love recording the life around me, wherever I am; city, town, village, or countryside; wandering the streets, roads,or alleyways, parks and beaches of a place foreign or familiar, new to me or old, outdoors or in.

The human condition. That’s what interests me, captivates me, insists that I capture it, record it, share it. People being people. In their native habitat, candid, unposed, real. Being themselves. Happy, sad, working, playing, talking, relating, smiling, laughing, crying, staring into space or the past or the future. Or the eyes of a loved one, or a pet. Just being.

I love thinking about them. Who they are, where they’ve been, where they’re going, what they’re planning, or doing. I love causing others to wonder the same.

That, to me, is Street Photography.

GUADALAJARA STREET TATTOO

How times have changed!

Hasta mañana.

 

TAOS DECOR

TAOS DECOR / iPad Air 2 / Noir

Another bit of iPad play. The start of a series? Maybe. I know that when the iPad is in my hands, and I look up, and there's something wanting to be photographed, I'm not going to simply ignore it.

A series will surely accumulate over time, but I'm not likely to devote a specific period of time to creating such a series to the exclusion of working with other cameras, especially my iPhone 6s Plus.

Tomorrow, I will show you how the iPad can come in handy for doing candid portraits.

And now, back to the world of books…

Hasta mañana.

 

LAGUNA STONEWORK

LAGUNA STONEWORK / Canon Powershot s400 / ACDSee Pro 6

Here's one from a couple of years ago on my blog, whenapaintersnaps.wordpress.com. Click on the image to enlarge it, and marvel, as I did, at the stonework in this simple yet complex stone wall.,

There is a beautiful, whitewashed church in New Mexico's Laguna Pueblo. It is so striking that you could easily miss this beautiful but simple stone building, just across from it. No matter what you're photographing, it's a good idea to look all around, including in the opposite direction, so you don't miss a thing.

Dinner with friends tonight, so this will be another short post.

Hasta mañsna.

 

ESCORT

ESCORT / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed

I love shooting street photography. I love Mexico City. Put the two together and I'm a happy boy. Plus, I get some exercise, a lot, really. And I drink a lot of that delicious, fresh squeezed orange juice.

Then, when I just can't walk any more, I sit and sketch, people, mostly, on my iPhone.

Of course, Mexico City isn't the only place I like to do these things. Nice, France is another favorite, as are the cities and towns of southern Spain. Buenos Aires in Argentina, though I've only been there one time is high on my list.

OK, I guess you can tell I'm getting really homesick for all the places I've been and all those I've yet to explore.

Soon. Just wrapping up a couple of last minute projects. More about those beginning tomorrow.

Hasta mañana.

 

THEA’S GARDEN

This afternoon…

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THEA'S GARDEN FROM THE OFFICE WINDOW / iPhone 6+ / PhotoForge 2

Amazing, isn't it, how different these images are, although they're just a couple of weeks apart?

Brrrr!

Hasta mañana.

 

WAITING

WAITNG / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed / Noir

So who says you can't take street photography indoors? People watching is people watching. And that's what street shooting is all about. When it's not about other things encountered while moving through life, or, maybe, while waiting.

Boy, these photographs I've been posting lately have me missing my old photography blog, When a Painter Snaps! Maybe it's time for that book by the same name that I've been talking about doing for years. What do you think? Anyone interested?

Let me know in the comments.