Marilyn had to return a dress on Newbury Street. My Mom wanted to go somewhere. Thelma didn’t want to stay home. We went to the Trident Bookstore, which I highly recommend both for eating and reading. Marilyn put us on the wait-list then took off, Thelma following her. Our table was in front of the window between the wait-staff and kitchen. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take the photos I wanted, without looking conspicuous. So I had to take a table shot (pretending I was fiddling with the dials). I wish you could see all the people moving about the Trident. It’s quite a scene on Sunday.
Outside we ran into Sara, her daughter and Star from our Hanover days. I took out the Sony A7/55mm for that one.
Edith and Dru took off after our meal. About a block down, I stepped into the street and took a photo of the passers-by. It’s almost impossible not to get interesting shots on Newbury Street.
I then went back to the car to drop off the take-away bag Edith and Dru put together at the restaurant. I walked Pepper. I saw a utility box and took a self-portrait. It’s a nice shot with Pepper, but I cropped her out, figuring it makes for a more interesting photograph…unless you like dogs. You’d never like Pepper. No one likes Pepper. Pepper doesn’t like anyone. You learn to love the dog you have. I know it doesn’t look like I love Pepper.
I took some photos of Pepper only. None of them are good. So back to the passers-by.
A technique that works for me, is finding something I want to take a photograph of, without people. Then you wait for people.