Thursday, November 19, 2009

Walking away from the People Theme for Now

If you're in Philadelphia watch out or you just might get your picture taken.
Just a reminder that Weekend Reflections starts Friday at 11 am est.

26 comments:

Sunny said...

Smile, your on Candid Camera!
Great people pictures.
The man in the second one reminds me of Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson. This maybe before your time!
Sunny :)

Thom said...

Great pictures my friend. My reflection is ready to go :) Getting close for Europe :)

Bibi said...

I too take sneak shots...from my lap, from my hip, or even straight on from a discreet distance...

I like these b/ws very much.

Olivier said...

deux photos magnifiques, superbe b&w, avec une preference pour la premiere et la gestion de l'ombre. BRAVO

Cezar and Léia said...

It's really cool James, we can play with our imagination.I can imagine a busy and worried guy at that first shot and the second one looks more light, maybe he is listening some music in his ipod!
Léia :)

*** By the way James, during your vacation will you keep the weekend reflections posts on Fridays?Please, forgive me , I'm anxious here, just I was preparing some posts and I was thinking about it!

Alan Burnett said...

Two splendid pictures. They need hanging together or even sharing the same frame.

Malyss said...

i like how the two pictures are responding one to an other. In the fisrt, the shadow seems to give the way to follow for both. The two men, the two attitudes.. Great couple!

JPT said...

Good stuff - b&w suits it well.

mbkatc230 said...

Love these James, especially the first one. So intent. Do you shoot in one particular area of Philly? Getting ready for Weekend Reflections, finally did something other than water lol. Kathy

Irene said...

Nice pics..... I'll keep your warning in mind until next time I'm going til Phila :o)

Martha in PA said...

Both great. I love the top one. Makes me think again of a 50s movie... or a reporter walking to the Daily Planet!

I saw a couple people on Sunday I wanted to photograph, but I could not get them without them knowing it, they were homeless folks, and the scene to me was very emotional. I was not sure how the one gentleman would react, so I chose to remember it in my mind!

Thérèse said...

It should be easier to go to Philidelphia incognito in November: a big scarf and a knit wool hat should do the trick! lol
Less easy must have been the treatment of the first picture...

Lois said...

I still haven't gotten brave enough to take pictures of people yet. I'm always afraid they might get hostile!

Carol said...

Love these B&W! They look like shots from years gone by.

Pacey said...

These are crisp monos James. Like the effects, neat.

cieldequimper said...

Excellent shots, the first one looks like something out of the 50s in the deep south.

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

Unfortunately I do not know what are your reflections w ends; O (

cieldequimper said...

Done!

ruma2008 said...

I like the work of the first.
Neatly dressed like him is beautiful.
And suits the image of his hat.

Thanks for the wonderful depiction of human beings.

Carolyn Ford said...

I like these...it's amazing how everyday activities such as walking down a sidewalk can create such appealing photographs. These are the things so often missed in real life. (unless you are obsessed with a camera like all of us) I really like these!

Gallow said...

Did anybody see you taking photographs of them?

Great job.

Ebie said...

I love your human interest photography. Each face has real feeling and expression!

I am getting ready for my reflection shot, bright and early west coast time!

Take care James!

Reader Wil said...

Brilliant James! Did these people knew their pictures were taken?
My Weekend Reflection is posted!
Have a great weekend!

maryt/theteach said...

Two excellent shots, James! I love black and white! :) I'll have my Weekend Reflections post up at 11. :)

Anna said...

Excellent shots, and hopefully one day those people will find themselves here, lol. Anna :)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Two very wonderful photos - the gents look like they have a story to tell.
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