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.

 

STARTING YOUNG

After all that color, it seems a bit of behind the scenes black and white is in order.

Hasta mañana.

 

MEDITERRANEAN

MEDITERRANEAN / Camera Unknown / ACDSee / Snapseed

I just felt like a change of pace and went trolling through some of my older shots from Nice, France, where I love to go street shooting and people watching. I found this one, made a few minor adjustments and stripped out the color. This was shot from the Promenade des Anglais.

Hasta Mañana.

 

MEDITERRANEAN

MEDITERRANEAN / Camera Unknown / ACDSee / Snapseed

I just felt like a change of pace and went trolling through some of my older shots from Nice, France, where I love to go street shooting and people watching. I found this one, made a few minor adjustments and stripped out the color. This was shot from the Promenade des Anglais.

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.