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2019.03.18-03.23

posted Mar 23, 2019, 12:13 PM by Adnan Onart   [ updated Mar 31, 2019, 4:25 PM ]
More Downtown Crossing -- Boston MA

More Boston Downtown Crossing Pictures


During the week I shared the second set of half-a-dozen pictures I took again in  Boston’s Downtown Crossing area including the Park Street T-Station. In addition to the “people walking” in front of people-pictures, I tried my hand on the colors of Paramount Theater’s sign as well as the “Chromatic” Semantics of the metro station. Does picture-taking distract us from seeing what is around us? Reflecting on these pictures, my answer is a definite “no” for this photographer— photography helps me to pay better attention to what’s going on around me, notice details, signs, cues I wouldn’t notice if it were not for my picture taking.

I used prime lenses with a focal length of 23 mm and 35 mm while taking the pictures: Although for my purpose of sharing these photographs on the WEB, using prime lenses doesn’t provide a much higher image quality than Fujifilm’s XF 18-55 mm zoom kit-lens, but there is an additional pleasure in using them — with there marked aperture ring. And zooming with my feet, hopefully, makes me a better photographer. 

It is my preference to use JPEG files created in-camera: 4 of these pictures are JPEG based. For 2 of them, I relied on the RAW files to make tonal adjustments somewhat more easily. 

You can see these pictures in the following albums - FLICKR album also contains my comments on individual pictures: