Sugar House Park

Street Portrait: Ain’t No Hipster

Today’s post features another photo taken while I walked through Sugar House Park on July 4th. Though his shirt proclaims he “ain’t no hipster”, he was looking pretty hip to me. I asked if I could take his photo but I didn’t get his name; I didn’t want to further interrupt the phone call in progress via his earpiece.

It was about 1:00 PM and the sun and shadows were strong, so conditions weren’t the best. But one of the things about street portraiture is that you typically have to deal with the conditions and surroundings as they are.

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/350 sec at f/13, 35 mm


Street Portrait: Dirk

I’m getting more and more comfortable with approaching complete strangers on the street and asking to take their photos. Dirk was hanging out in the shade by his bike, cooling off in the near 100-degree heat when I approached and asked to take his photo. It’s so interesting to me how the best poses come when you ask someone to “just be yourself”.

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/2000 sec. at f/2, 35 mm


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US Independence Day

I was walking through Sugar House Park earlier today and this – the back of a lawn chair – caught my eye as fulfilling my need for a photo properly themed for today’s post.

Wishing my US readers a happy July 4th. May we cherish the liberties – both real and imagined – that we celebrate!

WARNING: July 5th is one of the busiest days of the year in US animal shelters due to pets running away from fear of fireworks. Please protect your pets and keep them inside if your celebration includes fireworks!

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/500 sec at f/8, 35 mm


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