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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Against the Wall

A set-up that professional photographers often use is to show passersby against a wall and I began to see the value of this setting on Sunday when I was downtown for No-Car day (see yesterday's post). Fifty feet away in any direction were crowded streets or packed public spaces so the city hall wall pictured here seemed a haven of peace and tranquility.

Above: When did the two fingers behind the head (rabbit ears?) of the person next to you in the group photo become a thing? I don't remember doing this when I was a small boy. It would be interesting to find the earliest example of this in old photos.

Below: Here is one of those photos that I like though I don't know why.


Stefan Jansson said...

You will have to Google that.

JoJo said...

I love both of those candid shots. I will have to look up the bunny ears thing. I have pics of friends doing that in high school in the early 80s, so at least since then.

William Kendall said...

The rabbit ears thing has been around a long time- I know Gary Larson did a Far Side toon about it.

Count on a kid to do that!

Stephanie said...

The rabbit ear have been going on for years as long as I can remember when I was a kid. The second shot is great shot with the added bonus of both the man and the kid are wearing red t-shirts.