Denver Street Photography | Following

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preconceived notions
which may or may not be true
what do you see here?


9 thoughts on “Denver Street Photography | Following

  1. I see a photographer who carefully or maybe instinctively composed a street shot to include a one way sign pointing toward a young lady who is giving you the “eye” in contrast to gentleman entering the scene with no recognition that he is in the photograph. But then again there may be more to the story. Like when Holmes and Watson went camping.
    Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal, they lay down and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see!”
    “I see millions of stars,” Watson said. “What does that tell you?” Holmes asked.
    Watson replied. “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all-powerful. Meteorologically, I suspect we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you, Holmes?”
    “Watson, you idiot,” he said. “Someone has stolen our tent!”

    source: http://www.jokebuddha.com/Watson#ixzz2hL2ddvhx

    Keep up the good work!


  2. ramblingsofabipolarwoman says:

    I see perhaps a woman who didn’t want her picture taken or perhaps she just had gas and a man going for a walk, a walk to where I couldn’t say….could just be going for a walk to enjoy the nice weather or perhaps he’s on his way to the bus stop? Perhaps many things, tis true it’s left to interpretation as to what’s actually going on, but I like the picture no matter what the actual stories are of the people and the area surrounding them.


    • I do refer to that facial expression as “the gas face.” It really was just an instant, I saw the sign, I saw the people so I lifted my camera and snapped the shutter. When I looked at it later, I instantly imagined a girl feeling uneasy because an old man was following her. The eyes looking to the left is what made me think that, as well as my knowledge of what goes down on Colfax. Thanks for reading and commenting on the blog. I really appreciate it!


  3. An everyday scene of people going about their business is the first thing that springs to mind.
    At first glance the girl looks unhappy, and maybe thinking “is he taking a picture of me?’
    But the oneway sign is actually a very clever clue. A closer look suggests the girl is looking at something/someone to your left. Its a oneway street so she would naturally look to her right before crossing the road.
    They say a camera never lies but it only tells a small part of any story.

    I did two self portraits for a 52 week flickr challenge and asked what people see in photo 1 before looking at photograph number 2.

    Its interesting how an image can be perceived.

    Have a look, I’d like your thoughts.

    1) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim_jimmy_james/8380800401/
    2) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim_jimmy_james/8381903604/in/set-72157632423517401


  4. I see a one-way sign that has become a sticker bulletin board and wonder if Denver is growing a batch of giants who can slap the stickers so high or do they sneak out with a ladder in the dark of night?


    • Maybe they are really good jumpers! The signs in this area of Denver are all covered with stickers and tags. Usually they keep it to the pole and the back of the sign, I don’t see the fronts covered as much. They hit the newspaper boxes, utility meters, crosswalk buttons, mailboxes and dumpsters really hard.


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