People make fantastic subjects of photography. Especially when they aren’t posing. In the last couple months, I’ve been collecting some ‘accidental’ pictures. What happens is, I take the picture of something specific, and it turns out disappointing. Before I chuck it, I kinda look at it more closely and see if editing will make a difference- editing often does. But sometimes I find something even more interesting going on in the background.
Building on that idea, now and again in a crowded place I’ll just take a couple snapshots to look at later, and see if something interesting emerges.
Here’s some people pictures. First the ‘saved by editing’ ones, then the background surprises, and a couple of random crowd discoveries.
Less color was more in this cropped restaurant capture. ^
I loved Si’s expressive posture, but the photograph was lackluster. Contrast and saturation made the sky less murky, and added drama to the shot.
This was not the picture I envisioned, but maybe it’s better. A closer look revealed that the whole picture works together to communicate.
No, this was not the subject of my shot, but it’s amazing. The attitude conveyed in posture, the expressions- I could not have created a better scene with trained actors.
In truth, a nose-wipe wasn’t the picture I was hoping for…
….but there was something kinda cool in the background.
Just a typical crazy day at Disney.
But what wonderful faces. The older man and woman have clearly had enough of all the ruckus. The girl’s poking her tongue out, matter of factly, and that little white hat is so cute, about to be enveloped by the crowd.
People, people everywhere.
I thought it was kinda striking how each member of this party pointed in a different direction…
… and of course, the youngest is in his own little world.
A picture of all the bustling activity in the commercial part of Universal Studios. But look closer…
This is the image you don’t see on m.t.v. Daddy’s got a hip black diaper bag over his shoulder, youngster’s sporting the baggy pants, just like daddy. A cool cubs onesy, fly posse… it’s all good.