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A young woman at the 2002 Gay Pride Parade.

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February 26, 2008

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Tuesday. Beautiful day, two loads of wash started now that I've returned from breakfast. A trip down to the local Social Security office later to go through more paperwork. I have this creepy suspicion that dealing with Social Security and Medicare is not going to be one of life's pleasant little endeavors. Necessary: yes, but I'm seeing signs it may never end. But this is not a way to start a day, let alone a journal entry. I mentioned it was a beautiful day, warm, people smiling? Why yes; I believe I did.

Forest Gump (a real photographer out there in Real Photographer Land) left a comment saying that he in his own work preferred to shoot people who like to be shot such as the lady in yesterday's photograph and less so a lady such as the topless woman in body paint with an admonishing look that I ran on February 20th. Yes, I see that, but there is energy - I wouldn't necessarily say admonishment energy - in her eyes that I like.

I've put two photographs side by side behind the logo, the one on the left is the photograph above, the one on the right is the earlier topless photograph, but without the topless distraction. I like the eyes in the photograph on the left where she's looking away from the camera; it has a serene quality I've always looked for when I'm shooting; the one on the left where she's looking into the camera is maybe a little harsh - I probably shouldn't have made that contrast adjustment in PhotoShop in the first one that I've omitted in this side by side comparison - and perhaps it contributed to the “admonishment” aspect. Well, I do like them both. Interesting comment though.

The photograph was taken of a young motorcyclist at the 2002 San Francisco Gay Pride parade with a Nikon F5 mounted with a 135mm f 2.0 Nikkor lens on Ektachrome Professional 100. I think.