Rehearsal

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Rehearsal © Steven Willard

The small cafe in the local natural food store that serves as my office away from home is frequently the scene of spiritual readings, and occasionally used for rehearsing plays. Sometimes the critics can be less than enthusiastic.

Panasonic GX85 with one of my favorite lenses, the Panasonic 20mm f1.7. I used the camera’s ‘L Mono’ jpeg black and white conversion and in-camera square crop.

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Street Photography

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Mysterious Markings

So many things I don’t understand about “street photography”.

Olympus OMD E-M5 with Olympus body cap lens, processed in Snapseed.

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How we work today

Photography

How we work today

Who could have imagined when Grover Cleavland signed the bill in 1894 authorizing Labor Day that today many of us would be toiling away at our favorite coffee shop?

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Room for Two

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Room for two © Steven Willard

Stone Bench

Come, sit with me

Under this cherry tree

The stone is hard and unforgiving

But there’s room for two.

 

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Hoop

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Hoop, Bridgewater, Connecticut © Steven Willard

HOOP

They played till they were tired

Though none would be the first to quit.

But when they couldn’t find the ball

They didn’t look too hard for it.

 

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Richmond Station

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Rail Station, Richmond, VA. © Steven Willard

As much as anything this was a test of my new Panasonic Lumix GX85 and the tiny Olympus 9-18mm lens. At 9mm I see just a hint of barrel distortion, but not enough for me to worry about. This was handheld at f7.1 and 1/30 of a second. The in-body stabilization has proven very effective. I’m happy.

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Backlight and Contrast

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Backlight and Contrast

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No Smoking

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Smoking can be hazardous!

Found in a corner of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, New York.

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Ol’ Glory

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Our Future Flag?

The colors of our flag have meaning; Valor (red), Purity and Innocence (white), and Vigilance and Justice (blue). More and more, though, it seeems to me black and white might be more appropriate. You choose what means what, and what it symbolizes to you. I promise, somebody else will disagree. Personally, I liked it better the old way. The fence? That can symbolize whatever you want.

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Confidence

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

CONFIDENCE © STEVEN WILLARD

I don’t get much opportunity for street photography, but every time I do I’m reminded how difficult it is for me, and how exciting when things work out.

I saw this woman approaching me on the other side of the street and realized there was a photo opportunity in the making, if I could time it right. It was one of those situations where there was barely time to get the camera to my eye and press the shutter.

There are several things I like about this image; the contrast between the linearity of the building and the shape of he woman in her long dress, the contrast of textures and the contrast between the static building and the implied movement of her stride. But what I like most is her. She looks like she knows where she is going, and she is confident she will get there.

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