Monday, May 6, 2013

More Street Portraits, Joyful Or Not

People's Joy Parade 2013 4

Characters. Character. Everyone at the People's Joy Parade struts and frets their hour upon the stage. I think the top pic is one of the best street portraits I've ever made. Your results may vary.       

People's Joy Parade 2013 17

People's Joy Parade 2013 16

People's Joy Parade 2013 12

People's Joy Parade 2013 13

10 comments:

cieldequimper said...

It is a beautiful portrait but sad. I wonder why.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Yes a beautiful portrait. Is the face sad or just serious? It's hard to say. Could be just a flicking split second before a new burst of laughter or a freekingly joyous pose, we don't know...

It's an excellent portrait I agree. The one thing I would have photoshopped is the lamp post in the background. It draws a dark line in the background that lands straight on the character's head and alters the dynamics of the composition. I would have used the cloning tool to delete it and rebuild the tree branches around it in its place. On some of my photos I occasionally do that when a feature doesn't suit my eye.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

When I lived in St. Louis in the 1960's, I never saw anything like this.

Stefan Jansson said...

Smiles all around, or not. Nice collection of faces.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant series of portraits Bob, so many fantastic photo opportunities here! I did enjoy your first portrait here, but I enjoyed the frivolity of the others just as much..

William Kendall said...

Certainly a lot of character in these faces, Bob. That first one is particularly enigmatic.

JM said...

You always amaze me with your unusual portraits, Bob! :-)

Virginia said...

You might be right B but I love all your portraits so I'm not one to judge.
V

JW Miller said...

love photo of me

TheChieftess said...

You meet the most interesting sorts of people!!!