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First Friday in October

Oct 3, 2021

Beefore I begin a recap, in probably three parts, of some images missed in processing those from First Fridays from July through September, I give these three from October. Two of my regular, and favorite subjects are the Drum Circle and the Street-Chess setup outsice Concord Point Coffee. In the intro image Cliff Giles – creator and leader of one of the more popular stope for people attending First Fridays, is always there to give pointers to kids joining the circle – or adults like me with little sense of rhythm. And I swear the older Cliff gets the cooler he looks.

The next image, one of the street-chess boards, is a little different. Not everyone has the same way of “playing chess”. After playing kissie-kissie with the two “horses" and carefully placing them in this position, this young lady is trying to figure out what to do with the kings.

Lastly, here is one I already posted on Facebook for Nan. It’s an iPhone shot of one of JimmyO Burril’s large Halloween paintings that adorn some of the main drags right now. Nan wanted to see what I could do with it in b&w. That’s some of the First Friday Washington Street crowd in the background. I’m looking forward to tackling this again the evening the town does it’s Halloween trick-or-treat downtown thing. Maybe I can get some witches to pose with it…

Placed in the First Fridays 2021 folio HERE

p.s. It occurs to me that, in spite of the fact that most b&w photographers do enjoy what they do, I just gotta be having more fun with it.