That’s the Other Half, the Brew Master, Mister Mister, on the walkway.
I really like looking down from a high perch to make a photo, as long as there are high barriers between me and the floor or street below. I don’t know about you, but I so dislike open space up high that I have been known to get stuck on the roof or turn around on a hike that takes me into wide open space and little between me and the drop a mile below. Glass viewing points won’t even get me to step on them. If something adequately encloses me, I can do handle heights, otherwise, panic! That famous photo of workers on a beam, “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper”, eating lunch as they work on the Empire State Building, makes me quite nervous – despite that, it’s an all-time favorite of mine.
The color version of this is intense – brilliant blue background, orange and white jellies. I like this version over the color one – little details without the distraction of color.
Taking a snap in a restaurant or cafeteria or coffee bar is always interesting just because people are interesting. Catching people in poses, talking to one another, is an endless source of material. A moment caught – a position – an expression – a movement.
Sometimes just pressing that exposure button for no reason produces some interesting results!
Just walked into the scene . . .
In a touching pool at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, these rays fly around under water. You can reach in and touch them – a silky, velvety sensation under your fingers.
I’ve been so busy playing with my scanned negatives of late that I have not followed up on posting more photos – digital this time – from our trip to Monterey last month. I finally took another look at some of them, and sorted them out. Yesterday’s “On the Roof” was the first one.
Here, the back side of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The tide comes in and out here, and as you can see, you can stand above to look at the shoals below. Sea life, both plant and animal, can be observed here. From where I took this picture, docents have spotting scopes and binoculars so you can look out into the bay. There, seals and otters can be found on rocks or scooting around..
The Aquarium is one of those places that is always worth a visit. Some people like Disneyland – me, I prefer places like this, just because I find the natural world more satisfying than an expensive and crowded playground.
I always find rather severe and contrasty photographs fascinating.