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San Francisco 2007 How Weird Street Faire.

May 7, 2007

Don't You Think?
Monday. I mentioned I've acquired two recently published Cartier-Bresson books of photographs and, in looking through them, I'm considering broadening my horizons beyond photographs of women less than half my age wearing too much lipstick.

Just broadening your horizons, not actually giving up on lipstick?

Well, yes. One must be realistic, but the instructor who's photography class I almost finished some years ago suggested I begin to think in terms more expansive in my subjects; include two, perhaps even more people who, through their interaction or lack of interaction, created something more complex than was possible with lipstick. Something more Cartier-Bresson was my thought. Sounded like work.

So all your pictures look alike?

Just the lipstick.

Quite warm today, by the way. Found I had to turn the heat on Friday evening because of the cold; found Saturday warm, but nicely warm; left the building this morning and hit a wall. Weird. It gets hot in the Spring and the Fall in the Bay Area, but much cooler in the Summers. Ninety degrees Farenheit today, they're saying more of the same tomorrow, 79 degrees as I write in the very late afternoon. Real tragedy unfolding here in Oakland, don't you think?

The photograph was taken at the San Francisco 2007 How Weird Street Faire with a Nikon D2Xs mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 Nikkor lens at 1/250th second, f 2.8, ISO 100.