As I was walking to the subway, I came upon this woman, sitting on the fence around these flowers, smoking a cigarette and looking like she was waiting for her close-up. Naturally, I asked her if I could take her picture and after initially being somewhat taken aback, she agreed and provided this fine street portrait.
We spent an enjoyable hour or two in the newish History Museum adjoining the old Stamford Town Hall. There were exhibits on the War of 1812 and an interesting set of beadwork on doors that is part of a truth and reconciliation project related to the Indian Residential School system horrors.
Just got a new toy: Fuji’s 60mm f2.4 macro lens. It’s a nice portrait length, fast enough to provide some beautiful out-of-focus effect and is also a macro lens – my first! These are the first 2 shots I took after taking it out of the box – not too shabby (and beautiful models don’t hurt)!
This picture doesn’t quite capture how bright and new the sneakers were but it was enough to make me turn back and ask to take a picture. the woman was at first reluctant to be in it, but was persuaded fairly easily when I said the picture would be better with two people in it. Used my flip out screen for this one, crouched down low to get the shoes and the couple’s faces.