You wear a shirt like that and I consider it my civic duty to help you flaunt them. It was obvious observing you that you were having a blast at the Chicago Auto Show. Bravo! I applaud you and your joyful nature.
Wow! I used to be this guy! I am reminded of why I divested myself of all things Canon and switched to mirrorless a couple years ago. I used to carry / lug around all this same gear. I don’t miss this in the least! I love using my Fujis and my Leica. Their output is stunning. Not a single regret. Chicago Auto Show.
With my “slightly” demented sense of humor, how could I not notice these nefarious looking tools in front of the funeral home sign? It’s a photo waiting to happen…and it did.
Fun to watch these artists. Beautiful art accomplished with chainsaws, chisels, awls, sanders and other tools. Hunter Ice Festival, Niles, Michigan.
There are fun shots just about everywhere, especially where you find people!
Koulouri. What’s for breakfast on many street corners in Athens. Like a soft pretzel but NOT. Like a regular pretzel but NOT. Like a round breadstick but NOT. Like a KOULOURI, exactly! Delicious!
The Athens Dimotiki Agora (public market) had interesting delicacies on our Athens food walking tour today. Exceptional! A great part of travel is experiencing the food and we certainly did that in a big and delicious way! Thankfully, we did not have an “opportunity” to try out the bull parts.
Santa Cruz, CA. Disappointing! The rest room in this public parking structure was surprisingly clean and we couldn’t do our laundry. A leisurely stroll around this town and it becomes quickly obvious that there are good reasons for these signs. I don’t mean to be insensitive or offensive. I just find them humorous.
When we were kids we used to play kick-the-can for hours...kinda like the "alleged adults" in Washington do today except we were kids! When I saw this at a campsite in Michigan I politely asked the campers if I could take a shot of it. "Sure. Please do!" If they had known how difficult it was to control my childhood impulse to kick this thing! Now approaching my mid-sixties, that might not have ended well for me.
It was a beautiful day to be downtown South Bend (DTSB). The main streets were blocked off, turned into a pedestrian-only area and lined with all sorts of vendors. Each was peddling their latest art, crafts, information, food. Some were interactive, creating on-the-spot opportunities to unleash your creativity or watch an artisan do thier thing. More in the growing DTSB Gallery.
I caught Albert demonstrating how to photograph a lighthouse when you're right beside it. That's definitely a way.
I must admit that I started this, on purpose. The seagull landed on the ledge near the ancient Spanish Stairs in Rome. I wanted to see if I could create a distraction, draw people away from ancient, spectacular architecture. I never did photograph the disgusting flying rat. I was quickilt joined by several others who did not disappoint. Selfies in ancient Rome with a seagull / flying rat! Apparently it a bucket list item for many tourists. I stood and watched, quietly clicking away at those clicking away at the bird. Mission accomplished!
Having survived Canon withdrawal after my 35 year addiction, our two week Italy trip was the first trip with the Fujifilm X-T2. I have no regrets! It's an amazing little camera with some serious lens options and a mind blowing feature set. The blazing fast auto-focus and silent shutter option are two features that let you sit literally right beside someone and click away...it's like having a stealth mode. It's certainly not intended for every scenario however, the silent shutter is awesome for use inside operating houses of worship and other quiet spaces; like inside museums where cameras are unwelcome...where museum security fiddles on their smartphone while you silently, discretely snap away.
I quietly worked myself into a position behind these fun-loving guys who. as you might suspect, were not exactly awed by the Palazzo Vecchio. They were sitting a few feet away from where we would begin our 416 step trek to the top of the tower, feverishly doing "incredibly important things" on their phones. I then walked around in front of them and engaged them. I told them I had a cool image of them from behind, all on their phones and asked them to give me a "pretend like you're having the best time of your life" pose. No hesitation.
I caught this milenial enjoying the views from the waters edge at the marina in Sorrento...WITHOUT fiddling with his cell phone! Bravo, young man! Bravo!