I love hip shots. Many don’t work out like I planned but some come out pretty darn sweet. Then there’s the odd time this happens. This is a perfect shot, to my eye — the light’s spot on and the guy’s pose and expression are working and the background has some interesting elements — but because I shot it from waste level I had no idea if my composition was on. I shoot enough hip shots that I usually get close enough to what I was trying for that with a little cropping I can end up with something usable. But there’s not much you can do when you cut off someone’s feet, I’m sorry. I’m still pretty happy with the shot, but I sure wish I didn’t handicap this poor guy in the prime of his life like that. The funny thing is, I really don’t think he had any idea I was taking his photo.
This is from earlier today. I went downtown with my friend Jeff and we shot the St. Patty’s Parade and then the protest. Don’t ask about the protest. I’m not in the mood. 😉 Got a bunch of shots that I think worked out nicely. This one was at the end of the day as we made our way to the Three Brewers Pub on Yonge St. for a pint before heading home. I’ll post a couple of protest shots later or tomorrow.