A Momentarily Raised Foot

It is the details of a person that make a photograph feel intimate. I had taken four shots of this woman as she was moving toward her car. All showed her individual choices at the market – the carton of wine, the three baguettes, the tulips – which told me that she was probably throwing a party of some sort. But ultimately it was the photo that showed her left foot momentarily lifted out of her (probably sweaty) shoe as she paused to look at her phone that connected me to her as a person. How many times have any one of us done that very thing on a hot day?

Woman With Raised Foot

This is part of my The Perspective From the Street series.

Posted for BeckyB’s July Squares – The Art of Perspective.

The Different Perspectives of a Surprised Exuberant Squirrel

While I believe Becky has in mind using different apertures, focusing, and distance to show how one can achieve different perspectives in photography, I thought I would approach it from a lighter perspective for my first square of this month’s challenge. This friendly, exuberant, (and surprised) urban squirrel was observing me from four different perspectives!*

#1 Uh oh! Caught in the act!

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#2 I’m really not so sure about this…..

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#3 Maybe it’s safe…….. I’ll try it out.

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#4 Oh, you seem to be friendly, and your dog does too, so…. TA-DA. Here I am in all my exuberance, complete with tail!

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*I don’t normally do this, and I think it’s technically against the rules, but I got carried away and combined….. four challenges. My own exuberance got the better of me.

Colors and Letters: July 3 – Starts with the letter E

Lense-Artists Photo Challenge – Surprise

Photo a Week – Squirrel!

Becky’s Squares – The Art of Perspective

Interiors

The interior of the construction of an 18 story condo building.

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Floors 5-9

What could be in the interior of this fairy hole?

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This was taken from the inside of the infusion unit where I receive my gamma globulin treatments every there weeks. I noticed that some steam was coming out of the pipe on the roof across the street.

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The infusion unit’s view

I found the sunlight hitting the raw 2x4s inside the black iron gate to be stunning.

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Sunlight hitting 2x4s inside gate

Posted belatedly for Debbie’s One Word Sunday – Interior

June Has Been Pride Month

For all our LBGTQ+ brothers and sisters. While we should celebrate their lives all year long, each year we especially dedicate the month of June to raising awareness of their lives and their struggles, and honoring their contributions. This has been a June like no other, but even in the midst COVID and all the other uncertainties, I hope that each person who identifies as LBGTQ+ has had someone say to them, “I’m glad you are who you are, and I am glad that I know you.” And my message to each of you is that you are loved.

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Posted for CitySonnet’s Photo a Day Challenge: June 30 – Goodbye June