Friday, 30 December 2011

12-30-11 Photo of the Day

I shot this a while ago, using the 85mm 1.8 lens at F4. I ask for permission to photograph them one of my rare moments that I ask before photographing anyone.  I had walked past them and only then did I decide to take a photo so I doubled back and I had to ask other wise it would have been really creepy for them lol...the girl to the right of the image looks very nervous.  By the way they told me it was okay to take the shot, so I did and I thanked them and I was on my way again.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

12-29-11 Photo of the Day

Barber shop .... I like the intense look on both faces plus Im trying to figure out what is in the guys hair that is sitting down...Is he coloring his hair? Is it shampoo? not sure...

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

12-28-11 Photo of the Day

Shot yesterday at Brick Lane, I thought I was going to get a lot of people shots but it turned out that Brick Lane was closed due to Boxing Day.  It wasn't closed but most of the shops didn't open and it was like a ghost town. Spotted this mural and lucky me these three girls were walking past it, I would have liked all three to be looking at me, but one turned around to take a photo of the bird, and the other two kept walking..

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

12-27-11 Photo of the Day

I heart London =)   I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, I know I did.  My joy is being woken up by my daughter at 630am after of course going to bed around 2am myself and seeing the joy in her face as she tore into her gifts.  If I could only have one thing in the world it would be that... I love being a parent =)  anyway... going out today to Brick Lane and seeing if I can get some quality images.  By the way if anyone is ever in London and wants to get together for a photo walk please let me know so we can get together.

Friday, 23 December 2011

12-23-11 Photo of the Day

I photographed this gentleman on Wed at Camden market... yes I know Im spending a lot of time there, its a great place to do your Christmas shopping and get in few shots.  He works at a great little shop where you would expect to see Abby Sciuto from NCIS.  You can buy skulls, upside down crosses and your very own casket.  Looks can be very deceiving, this guy is the most down to earth and polite person you would ever meet and it was a pleasure talking to him.  This will be the last post before Christmas so I wish everyone a Happy and Safe Christmas to you and your families from me and my family.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

12-22-11 Photo of the Day

Here is a splash of color.... shot by Camden Market yesterday, its been a super start to winter the weather is mild and wonderful.  Its hard to tell by looking at this person but its been unseasonably warm.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

12-21-11 Photo of the Day

I spotted this guy about a half a block away and rushed to take this shot.  Not as good as I wanted it to be but its a keeper... I asked if he was taking a break and he said "no just trying to escape from the people"  Im happy he  isn't my waiter =)  I guess some of us have jobs or lives we want to escape from.

12-20-11 Photo of the Day

Fire starter.... this reminds me of the poster for that movie, staring Drew Barrymore. Windy day and the background helped to isolate her hair.

Monday, 19 December 2011

12-19-11 Photo of the Day

The painted lady..... she caught my eye when she stood at the corner and I wasn't fast enough to capture her at that point but I was fast enough to capture her before she left the corner.  I love the name of the street as well ... it goes along with the color of her hat.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

12-16-11 Photo of the Day

US rednecks drive around in pickups with a gun rack, UK rednecks drive around in a tank lol  I think the US rednecks may be just a little jealous ....  Shot by Camden market.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

12-15-11 Photo of the Day

I love that he is looking at her, she is looking at me and now we are looking at them =)  Shot at Brick Lane Market on Sunday...

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

12-14-11 Photo of the Day

Shot on Sunday at Brick Lane Market.... if you take a quick look or if you squint he resembles Dennis Hopper.

Monday, 12 December 2011

12-13-11 Photo of the Day

This was shot on Sunday at the Petticoat lane market in London, its a great little market that is open only on Sundays mostly knock off stuff but Im sure you can find a gem in there some where.  I saw this little girl and she was in her own little world like most kids and I took a few images she never paid any attention to me. I love the calm look on her face...

12-12-11 Photo of the Day

This is the second time photographing this young lady.  I first photographed her when I was doing portraits of athletes, you can see her images from a June blog of this year. This was taken in Camden market behind "The Cuban" bar and restaurant I loved the contrast of the blue doors and brick.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

12-6-11 Photo of the Day

To me the look on her face is priceless.  She is aware of me taking her photo of which Im sure she doesn't want her photo taken but I think the t-shirt on her left explains how she feels about me... I had to blur out one shirt because I thought it would be too disrespectful to show on my site.

Monday, 5 December 2011

12-4-11 Photo of the Day

I shot this by Tower Bridge its a fun looking shot =)  I like that you can not see the guys body other then his legs and hands.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

11-30-11 Photo of the Day

Butts =)

11-29-11 Photo of the Day

This is a shop keeper of a 24 hour store in Banbury UK.  This is one of those images for me that makes me really want to know what was going on inside his head.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

11-28-11 Photo of the Day

I love her T-Shirt =)   It makes you wonder is she a tough girl?   By the look on her face I don't think I would want to mess with her.... Im sure she saw me taking her photo and the expression could have been brought on because of me.

Friday, 25 November 2011

11-25-11 Photo of the Day

I try not to show touristy shots on here, but every now and then I is okay ... This poor kid looks scared to me....

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

11-23-11 Photo of the Day

The moment I saw this couple I knew I wanted to photograph them, she looks like she stepped out of the 60's him not so much.  Something about this photo I really like but its not a photo I would call good either.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

11-22-11 Photo of the Day

Its raining and sort of cold in London today... I will go out and try to get some shots but I thought I would put up a summer shot.... This was taken in my favorite stomping ground .... I miss the warm weather already....

Monday, 21 November 2011

11-21-11 Photo of the Day

I shot this off of Finchely road a week ago, I wanted to capture this guy next to the tree thinking I could get a better shot.... I wish I would have framed him more to the right of the frame.... oh time. 

Friday, 18 November 2011

11-18-11 Photo of the Day

I shot this a few months ago in China town.... I love photographing there, it's a great place to people watch.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

11-17-11 Photo of the Day

Shot by the river Thames on Sunday... the light was beautiful and directional ... Im hoping for more days like this in London.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

11-16-11 Photo of the Day

I like the shirt and I saw a shaft of light and waited till he got in it to take this shot.

Monday, 14 November 2011

11-15-11 Photo of the Day

Here is another kid photo =)  I love his expression, his mom is talking to him yet he is more concern about the strange man behind his mom taking a photo, the funny thing is she never turned around and I was really close when I took this shot. I thought she would have turned around when she heard the shutter, this is one of three shots.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

11-14-11 Photo of the Day

I love the reaction of this little girl... to be honest I didn't realize what she did till after I got home and pulled the images up on my computer.  

Friday, 11 November 2011

11-11-11 Photo of the Day

Happy Veterans Day....  I shot this about three years ago at Arlington National Cemetery, Im proud to say that my last duty station when I was in the Army was with the 3rd US Infantry "Old Guard" I didn't do the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, I was on a burial team. It was an honor to have been selected to be part of this unit.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

11-10-11 Photo of the Day

Morning commute ..... I love that London is a fitness city, it reminds me of Seattle and New York in that you see a lot of commuters either running or cycling to work.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

11-9-11 Photo of the Day

There is something about this picture that for me makes it contemporary and yet has a feel of the past.  It could be just me

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

11-8-11 Photo of the Day

I had to add some color to my blog.  This is at the Heath about a five min walk from my flat. Lots of people in the park on Sunday, even thought this photo doesn't show them =)

Monday, 7 November 2011

11-7-11 Photo of the Day

Went to a classic car show this weekend on Regents Street in London.  Lots of nice cars but I found myself attracted more the the people then the cars.

Friday, 4 November 2011

11-4-11 Photo of the Day

Shot yesterday at the Finchely tube station....  I used a fixed 50mm 1.8 lens this train was on the far side of the tracks going the opposite direction of where I was going. No cropping just converted to B&W.  Have a great weekend I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday morning.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

11-3-11 Photo of the Day

Borough market is one of those places where you are going to get a shot ... its like fishing in a barrel.  I love the expression of this little girl.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

11-2-11 Photo of the Day

I shot this a few weeks ago during some beautiful early morning light.  I spot metered the shot because I really wanted to get the exposer of the runner correctly and I also wanted the surroundings to fall off quickly.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

11-1-11 Photo of the Day

I shot this yesterday on my way home from the park.  He looked lost then upset but after I took this shot I gave him one of my smiles and he returned the smile and I walked off.  Older people fascinate me and scare the crap out of me, they have so much knowledge and worldly experience, yet most are forced to depend on others and  I don't want to get to the point where I have to depend on others ......

Monday, 31 October 2011

10-31-11 Photo of the Day

Tired.....   Sorry for the sudden dropping out of sight... I had some issues I needed to take care of... but hopefully Im back for good.  This photo was take in Paris next to Notre Dame .  I thought I shot it while I was walking but the reflection at the bottom of the image says it was out of a bus .... my memory is going.....

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

10-12-11 Photo of the Day

Resting.... watching the world go by..... or waiting on a bus... not sure what they are doing, I on the other hand was sitting waiting for someone interesting to sit next to me so I could photograph them.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

10-11-11 Photo of the Day

Street performer at Covent Garden... this guy is wonderful he is there almost every weekend.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

10-9-11 Photo of the Day

All cities have them.... in NY we call them meter maids not sure what they are called in the UK but they seem to be hated as much here as they are in NY =)  But we do need them to enforce the parking laws.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

10-8-11 Photo of the Day

This was shot a few weeks ago at the Tattoo convention. She stuck out because she wasn't showing off her tattoos if she had any.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

10-6-11 Photo of the Day

I spotted Alfalfa on Oxford street ... and Mrs Crabtree in the background grrrr =)  For those who are too young to remember I am talking about "The Little Rascals"  I jest about this being Alfalfa, the guy that played "Alfalfa" Carl Switzer  sadly was shot to death in an argument in 1959 at the age of 31.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

10-5-11 Photo of the Day

Peek a boo =)  Im not sure how much fun it is to play by yourself but give it a try and let me know how it goes ...  later

Monday, 3 October 2011

10-4-11 Photo of the Day

Quick grab shot yesterday, I saw the old guy coming down and realized that there was a shaft of light at the bottom of the escalator so I waited till he was in the light to take the image.

10-3-11 photo of the Day

Another warm and beautiful day in London..... its hard to believe that we have had 80 degree days for the last three days.  Its been beautiful and everyone has been out enjoying it.  This was taken in West Hampstead yesterday afternoon.

Friday, 30 September 2011