May 16, 2007

Traveling on the subway you never know what you’ll see or experience. The one thing that you can be sure of is that you’ll find plenty to see. I’ve begun to take my camera with me wherever I go. And I’m learning how to take candid shots of what I see. I have found that I’m getting pretty good at it. too.

The woman in the above picture presented me with a problem, a moral problem. The size of her tatoo and her emence weight made me feel as though I were intruding into something that was non of my business. And as one of my companions on that day said, “Looks like there was abuse in this woman’s life.” I had to decide quickly weather or not to take this shot. And I decided to take the chance and deal with the consequences later. It was originally taken in color but I thought that it might be more dramtic in black and white, though this shot didn’t need more drama.

The other photograph is of a very contented muscian playing and singing while people milled about waiting for their trains. We gave him some money and I asked if he would mind if I took his picture. He gave me the high sign and preformed a bit more dramatically while I clicked my little digital camera.

Each day I’m getting more brave with my camera. I may have issues rattling around in my head about whether I should take a shot or leave an incident alone, but more times that not I’m opting to snapping the shutter and there has not been a time when I was sorry that I’d done so. I do however have to be careful if I think that someone is going to object and give me some trouble.


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