I love to shoot people...with my camera.

Since I bought my first little Konica rangefinder at the grand old age of  17, I have always been drawn to the human form, whether it be still or moving,,,

I am compelled over and over again-mystified and mesmerized.  Making still portrait photographs is OK.  Spontaneous and candid portraits are much better....capturing the human form in motion is what seems like an eternal quest.  Shoot, shoot, shoot-this is way to stop a moving moment with the snap of the shutter...elusive.  Deeply satisfying when finally captured.

Digital cameras are great things- a person such as myself can truly shoot and shoot and shoot and not feel at all guilty about burning through rolls of film, and then of course the cost of processing. My poor husband had taken to visibly cringing whenever I pulled my camera out, opened the back,  and began to load the film cartridge.  It was at his enthusiastic suggestion that I bought my first digital SLR.  More on that in a later post....suffice it say, I love my camera-it has traveled thousands of miles with me.

Today's offering are some shots from our time in Milwaukee on Sunday-commentary included with the image...
this little man was having a grand time just whooping and skipping down the pier-I wanted to capture his joy...
my husband Scott-pretty much -all -the- time smart ass and good man. He enjoyed his time at the big lake...
on the rocks...there is a sense of quiet intimacy here-sitting by the water together is a good place to let intimacy happen....
Movement, movement, and movement. I love how this played out-couldn't decide whether to leave it color or gray scale it-gray scale was less distracting and allowed for the movement and placement of the figures to show up more..
this seemed better said in color-there is a feeling of baking in the sun, that was lost when I tried to gray scale it.
I like how the rows of trees and the women walking worked together-the kind of misty feel to the thing was a nice bonus.
this just worked for me-the color harmony and the feeling of peace.....
no, not people.  Critters can be fun to photograph too-there was some serious goose frolicking going on in the shallow water....
 


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