Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Swinging along in SE Portland

OK, so I'm chicken. I can't yet get myself to ask someone to let me photograph them for the blog. First, I don't want to slow them down when they so clearly have somewhere to go. Second, I don't want to be told no. Third, I don't want to be looked at like I've gone off the deep end. I know--cluck, cluck, cluck.

So until I can figure out how to get a backbone about this, I'll continue to have out-of-the-ordinary photos of intriguing Portlanders.

I like her grays and blacks, her layers, her beret, her shoulder bag, her shoes, and her exuberant stepping out walk. I took these photos last Wednesday on SE Hawthorne at 11th. It was after work, extremely windy and cold. I had been fooled by the sunshine into thinking it was warmer, so after I got outside, I had to put on my hat, my scarf and my gloves.

You can see the difference in the swing of her skirt, between this photo taken beside a building and the first one, taken as she crossed the street.


WendyB said...

I think people would be thrilled to be photographed by you! Get some cards printed up with your blog address on them so they can see themselves after!

Katney said...

I usually like stealth photos better. There is something about people who know they are being photographed that tells them "pose and smile for the camera!" Kids at school were the worst.

That said, I DO have cards--printed myself, with my blog address and e-mail. Others with those and my phone number. (I am selective about who gets my phone number.)

Neva said...

I like the stealth ones as well! We are used to the wind here in the outskirts of "the Windy City"..and even more windier with our lovely politicians!!!!

AVCr8teur said...

I feel the same way especially after getting yelled by some people. :(