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The "Street Observations" Photo Blog featuring street photography and observations from photographer John Fraissinet. (Now in its 7th Year).

Monday
Jun232014

Envisioning

No, this was not posed in any way.  

Envisioning

Thursday
Jun192014

Runway

I was struck by her seriousness and zoned in on her.  She knows how to pose.  I kind of like the guy sitting on the fence too.  

Runway

Wednesday
Jun182014

Monk Shopping

I was passing by the Century 21 department store and saw a bus pull up.  It was full of monks.  They assembled in a very orderly fashion and headed into the store.  

Monk Shopping

Tuesday
Jun172014

Twister

I spotted them first from the rear as they sat in the crowd at Bryant Park.  A bit like they were playing Twister.  She seems pretty cool considering what she has on her lap.  

Twister

Monday
Jun162014

Metronome

At Chase Plaza.  

Metronome

Friday
Jun132014

Left Handed Compliment

Took a little bit to come up with a title for this picture.  They were talking so animatedly with their hands.  And, the matching green was interesting.  Her reaction and matching of the hand position though, and the title, make me laugh.  

Left Handed Compliment

Thursday
Jun122014

Downsizing

I liked that their two hats were nicely aligned in the opening to the truck.  I needed to look closely and crop quite a bit to draw out the activity of the refilling of the condiments.  

Downsizing

Wednesday
Jun112014

Contemplating Fruit

It was mentioned that if I cropped this picture, it would look like a painting.  I'm not much of a still-life fan, and I think I like the rhythm of the bicycles sitting to the left.  But, I could go either way on that.  

Contemplating Fruit

Tuesday
Jun102014

Watching the World go by

Across from Federal Hall.

Watching the World go by

Monday
Jun092014

Wrapping Up

That just doesn't look like it would be comfortable to me.  

Wrapping Up

Friday
Jun062014

Cannonball

So, I was up at the Military Academy at West Point for a ceremony and I just happened to see this baseball at the tip of a cannon.  When I left the building about an hour ago, the ball was gone.  

Cannonball

Thursday
Jun052014

Pucker Up

I was actually focused on the guy behind with his perfect hair.  And, how do you get all those little triangles so perfectly aligned on the handkerchief.  Is it some sort of origami?  

The girl in the front just happened to be there.  

Pucker Up

Wednesday
Jun042014

Geometry

It's only a picture of a wall.  

Geometry

Tuesday
Jun032014

Vertical Tourism

Being a jaded New Yorker, I had no interest as to what these two were so fascinated with.  But the fascination itself was interesting.  Now, as I review the shot in retrospect, I am a bit puzzled as there is really nothing up in this direction.  Maybe some building tips, or a plane and the sky, but nothing that should inspire such a keen interest from these tourists.  Of course, since I didn't look, I don't know that for a fact.  But, I'll be damned if I'll look up just because some tourists are looking up.

Vertical Tourism

Monday
Jun022014

Special Delivery

Always pays to have your camera out and properly adjusted for a quick shot.  This was a 2 second opportunity as they whooshed past.  

Special Delivery

Thursday
May292014

Walker-Less

As we all entered the train, this walker was positioned all alone in front of one of the seats.  There was no one claiming it.  And it stood there in front of the seat.  No one sat there.  People were standing, but no one sat there.  

Walker-Less

Tuesday
May272014

Standard Variations on a Backdrop

In the street photography practice of backdrop with variations, that is finding a nice background and then waiting for the actors to enter the scene.  Here is an example.  

Here is the backdrop.  I particularly liked the lights built into the scaffold being reflected.  

Wet Walk

Like most shots, there is an improvement when you add a focal point.  This is generally a person for my street shots.  The red shoes and the reflection add some pop.

Skirting the Wet

Then there is the black and white alternative.  

Avoidance

Friday
May232014

Hangin'

Chatting at the end of an alley.

Hangin'

Thursday
May222014

Ann Street

Couple of things I like about this shot.  The line of the scaffolding leading to the figure.  The curved street light.  The pose of the woman.  

Ann Street

Wednesday
May142014

$62.50 Each

Certainly a bargain for suits.

$62.50 Each