My niece is entering into her senior year in high school. She asked if I would take her senior portrait photos. We got a bunch of good shots. (Actually, too many. It makes it hard to choose.) This one is my favorite…or one of my favorites…at least in the top five….
And, for those who may wonder – Yes, I do portrait work…weddings…etc. As long as I can fit it into my schedule. Contact me if you’d like to talk about it.
You can see more of that beautiful smile in a larger version by clicking on the photo.
I rarely engage in “street photography.” This couple offered themselves as easy targets and the resulting image, in my mind, is priceless. I realize, most people wont find anything special here – it doesn’t reveal the awesome light of a landscape sunrise, the intricate design of a floral macro or the wonder of a well crafted nature photo. Still, it is special to me because, within its frame, I find so many interesting elements. The more I stare at it, the more I see. Let me start a list…
The musicians, themselves; an interesting couple to say the least. I find their expressions and attire intriguing. I wonder if they are romantically engaged or simply musically engaged. (By the way, as musicians and singers, they were quite enjoyable.)
Then there’s the instruments. These something highly appealing to me about an aged, well-worn guitar. Zooming in, I couldn’t tell the brand, but the fret board has “125th Anniversary” printed with pearl inlay.
The upright bass shows comfortable wear, but what grabs my eye is the rosette (made of terrycloth, or some similar material) on the head.
The gal’s knee brace reveals something about injury and personal struggle.
Her boots are an interesting match with the Under Armor knee socks.
The banjo on the bench. An interesting accessory.
The banjo case at their feet – a collection point for appreciative patrons (a couple dollars visible) with the “Hobo Knife” bumper sticker.
Both have some interesting tattoos on their arms.
That’s a good start. I purposely left out a few other items that I find interesting, to give you a chance to point them out. If you see something that catches your eye, leave a comment below.
You’ll want to examine the details in the larger version, available by clicking on the photo.
I had a few minutes and decided to stop in and take photos of anything that might catch my eye. Turns out, Mean Gene was the most interesting thing I encountered. With his “#1 Fan” foam finger and other stylish accessories attached to his Cheese Head, he was a standout. I asked if I could take his photo and he was kind enough to accommodate me…cheering, “Go, Pack, Go!” while waving his Packers towel. I’ll bet Gene could tell you stories and glories of many Packer seasons. Unfortunately, neither of us had time to chat – just snapped a few quick photos and went our separate ways.
I did learn, beside being the ultimate Packers fan, Mean Gene was at Lambeau that day as a volunteer. He was helping with some event for disabled veterans. It’s obvious, Gene is living up to his reputation as a true Packers Fan but I don’t think he’s succeeding in pulling off the “Mean” persona. (But, then again, I’ve never seen him on game day.)
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