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Two Odd Ones from the August First Friday

Aug 18, 2021

The opening shot was (originally) meant to catch another pair of street-chess players – in focus with the busy First Friday background a little our, of course. A couple of exposures looked alright, but in one the auto-focus missed its target and focused on what was behind, leaving my two subjects (OK, very slightly) blurred. I stared at it for a while, alternately seeing it as a total flop and and actually liking it for some reason. At first I just figured I was crazy to concentrate on that one, but the more I worked on it, the more I liked it. I’m not going to try to look like I did this on purpose – part of any art is recognizing and taking advantage of accidents. Of course that issue doesn’t show up quite as much in a low resolution jpeg on line – like it will in a larger print.

The second image here is a scene that possibly everyone else ignored as they walked by – the window of the local taco bar. I liked the expression on the guy’s face and took the shot. He was sitting in air-conditioning while I wass standing in the sun dripping with sweat – I’d be smiling too.

Both added to the Havre de Grace folio HERE.