“That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.” Henry David Thoreau
Another visit to Castle Island in South Boston, this time at the beach on Pleasure Bay.
Focusing on the couple at an aperture of f/5 to deemphasize the distant shore, 1/640s, Nikon D90 DSLR and Nikon 18-200 zoom lens.
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Ed – What a cool subject … they are so much the focus yet there are so many distractions … the shipping container “cranes”, the people walking the narrow beach path, the surf board on this most placid bay … ask your brother … what are they talking about … in such earnest?
Thanks Fred. I cropped the right side of the image before posting, but there was no one in the frame and I don’t recall if there was anyone to the man’s right at all. I interpret his expressiveness as being in response to his (wife?), but something caught his eye in the distance. Was he really engaged in the conversation after all? I see a couple that have been together so long that they communicate in a variety of ways, some direct, some not so direct. As for the topic of their conversation – probably what led to the season long disaster known as the Red Sox!!
I love Thoreau! Looking forward to reading more of your blog….
that thoreau quote must make photographers a bit unhappy… 😉
I never thought of it that way, but for a real gear lover, you’re right!