Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bad Photo Day

How could this ride-the-bull want to be cow-girl feel fear and sheer terror?

Her emotions, absolutely and under no circumstances, DID NOT circumvent my own.

San Mateo County Fair, 2009_22

Bad Photo Day

(Okay! So, I am being selfish.)

You see, today was a photo-journalistic nightmare, for me!

The camera and I just didn't click at all.

Worst day ever and I can't stress that enough.

Not at all!

Quite disheartening, really.

Oh, and the courageous girl?

Well ... she fell and walked away in once piece from the tyrannical toro

And I,

I will begin again another day.

Sigh ....

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Loomed

Docile sweet and unflappable creatures

Loomed

Loomed

Loomed by future super action 'heroes'.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Right Ingredients

She's got a flower in her hair, a lei around her neck and an inviting smile.

I don't know her name,

Hit & Run Hula

Hit & Run Hula dancer

but she's part of a group called the Hit & Run Hula dancers.

I was at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco when, from a distance, I heard this wonderful, seasonic music that ended and I thought no more.

But what luck for me.

As I turned they walked towards a huge dry fountain,

Assembled,

And, began to dance.

 Hit & Run Hula View barcalunacy's Hit & Run Hula FLCKR photoset.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The BEST Pink Hair

I did a head-turn when I saw this young girl for, at that particular moment, her appearance stood out like no other.

Actually, truth be told, it was her hair.

The BEST Pink Hair

The BEST Pink Hair

I had never seen such well defined color and like many others of you, I have seen many shades of hair and then some shades of shades.

She's part of a young, talented rock-group and she's the drummer. I bet you guessed correctly, no?

P.S. As I wrote this post, I considered having a "Best Pink Hair Contest".

Stay tuned and come back for more details.

See ya!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pignocchio

Just like Pinocchio's nose grew long when he told a lie,

Pignocchio

Pignocchio

This man's nose changed for lying about loving the "other white meat", pork!

Hence: Pignocchio

P.S. I won't even mention his shirt.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Wheel Deal

The ferris wheel, a symbol of rides, entertainment , faster than fast food restaurants, and of course, the PEOPLE.

The wheel goes 'round, 'round, 'round ...

San Mateo County Fair, 2009

The last few days I've been shooting photos of this fun event.

The county fair is my substitute for an annual event called la festa de Gràcia in Barcelona held right now as I write this.

Sigh....

Oh, in case you didn't notice, I am NOT in this photo.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Affectionately His

It was a moment in time, their time, with the hand of tenderness moving slow and rhythmically.

Affectionately His

Affectionately His

His head bent forward, ever so slowly ... as if he were giving thanks and feeling better.

Nothing left to say, really,

But,

A lot to see.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

My Take of an Architectural Masterpiece

Imagine yourself sitting on a rooftop, in your very own piso, (apartment) with a clear view of Antoni Gaudi's architectural masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia.

My Take of an Architectural Masterpiece
My Take of an Architectural Masterpiece

The young couple on the right are those lucky people who can view it any time of the day or night.

So, I guess I did take a more original photo than I thought, a topic I wrote in the post Sometimes the Face Doesn't Matter.

Oh, and the happy couple?

They're still happy.

Note: Every subject here deliberately posed!

 A Candid View of Everyday People View barcalunacy's Architecture FLCKR photoset.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Would You? Could You?

The photo is not exceptional in "street photography" terms but she caught my attention because she first reminded me of Bridget Bardot (remember her) and she had those voluminous lips.

Would You? Could You?

Would You? Could You?

I remember thinking, if she was born with them, G-d bless her. If she had them treated, give me the name of her doctor.

But! I will never (I shouldn't ever say never, right?) get my labios treated.

More often than not, I've seen such horrific results from collagen therapy.

Geez! Just, look at some of the movie stars with their lips flapping in the wind.

And they can afford the best!

Anyway, her posture, look and dress stood out and I liked it.

Do YOU?

 A Candid View of Everyday People View barcalunacy's A Candid View of Everyday People FLCKR photoset.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sometimes the Face Doesn't Matter

There have been so many MANY pictures taken of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia that I figure I would have to scale it all by myself to get a photo with a different perspective that would captivate the world.

And!

With my love of heights, I don't think that's going to happen any too soon.

So ... what to do. It was a beautiful day and pesky tourists were everywhere.

I resorted to taking "another" photo of the cathedral when ...

Sometime the Face Doesn't Matter

Sometimes the Face Doesn't Matter

There she was!!

She stood out from the crowd in her bright clothing on this chilly day, absorbed in her magazine, completely oblivious to her surroundings.

When I took this photo, I thought her style didn't make sense.

But!

It did and most of all, it was fun.

She showed her individuality and creativity and those qualities I liked.

 A Candid View of Everyday People View barcalunacy's A Candid View of Everyday People FLCKR photoset.