I’ve made it safely to Portland, and for this of you who read yesterday’s post, I got into my hotel by 10 pm, which made it a 27 hour travel and work day. But after a sound 6 hours sleep (which is good, considering the jet lag effects) I’m ready to tackle today’s challenges. Talking about challenges, today is Day 1 of Cassia’s 10 Day Photography Challenge. Today’s topic is “A portrait”.
Well , that’s not overly difficult for a street photographer. Take the camera, walk up to the first interesting looking person and ask if I can make her portrait. This young lady is a visitor from Korea. Sure she was initially puzzled by the question from a total stranger, but then I got the (almost always) usual answer “yes, why not?”, and while starting to talk I snapped away. I don’t exactly remember at what point she gave me that surprised look, but it is the photo I liked the most, as I always try to capture some emotions in the faces, like a thoughtful stare into the distance, a funny face or, like here, an expression of surprise.
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Tomorrow’s topic is “Something Red”. I already have something my mind 😉
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Have a great Thursday!
My little Portland Christmas miracle
Love your street captures, Marcus!
Thank you so much, highly appreciated! Marcus
This is a great capture Marcus! Glad to hear the long day didn’t completely wear you out. 🙂
Thanks, Amy, glad you like it! Marcus
Hi Marcus, yes it was Billy ocean. It’s a great portrait shot. Louise
Thanks, Louise, also for confirming Billy, I thought it was him. Wish you a great weekend! Marcus
Glad you got some sleep. I could not take the travel that you’re doing. More power to you Marcus.
Thanks, Tim, so much appreciated! I really look forward to a few weeks on the ground now! Marcus
Great picture. I will be looking out for your other posts. Photo challenges are always so fun!
Thanks, Brooke, your following of my challenge adventures is much appreciated! Marcus
Bravo! Great capture. When going through the frames … one like this brings out the gotcha smile … g
So true 🙂 ! Thank you so much for your visit and comment! Marcus
So glad to hear you settled in ok after your long slog, Marcus (if six hours’ sleep can be called “settling”). And hats off to you for this first image in your 10-day challenge — it’s a gem!
Thanks, Heide, it’s lunchtime here in Portland and I’m still wide awake 😉 ! Glad you like the photo, much appreciated! Marcus
Congratulations on being awake at lunchtime, Marcus! 😀 (Isn’t it funny the things we get excited about when we’re battling jet lag?)
Thanks, Heide 🙂 !!
It’s good to hear that despite all that hectic travel you are still up for photography with same enthusiasm. Great capture, Marcus!
Thanks, Arv! Taking the camera and making art keeps me fresh! It also helps not to get totally caught up in real life work topics 😉 ! Marcus
Then I think we share this, Marcus! 🙂
My eyes are always looking for a “frame”. Roving eye syndrome, you can say 😉
Love it! I always appreciate an artist who can capture emotion and expression 🙂
Thanks, Andrea, love you comment, so much appreciated! Marcus
Great photo! So cute. Your a tough man Marcus, I’d never handle that kind of travel!
Thanks, John, your comments always mean so much! Hey, when the going gets tough, the tough get going….wasn’t that Billy Ocean?
I dunno about him but the words are still true!
Great photo Marcus! I love her expression!
Thanks, Cassia, much appreciated! Have a great day! Marcus