Perhaps its something I need to see someone about, but I can’t seem to stop myself from taking pictures. Everywhere I go, I look at people and things from the perspective of whether or not I could make a good picture of them. I’ll be in the middle of a conversation, something will catch my eye and I’ll reach for the camera; or walking with someone, they might suddenly find me half a block behind taking pictures. If I don’t have one of my cameras with me, I’ll at least have my phone. On those rare days I have neither, It must be funny to see me frantically patting myself down and cursing.
Yesterday afternoon my wife and I met a friend for an early dinner at a local wine bar & salumeria – we go early because the bar will be mostly empty, the friend and I wound up staying later though.
It’s one of my favorite places to go because of its interior design: marble bar, red leather barstools and booths, exposed steel beams, an interesting sunlight, and creative lighting.
For me, the place is so picturesque I find it hard to concentrate on my drinking – but I manage mostly because the phone doesn’t need me to play with aperture or shutter and film speed. Sure that takes some of the creativity out of it, but I make up for that in the editing later.
[Photos taken at Lugano, Old Greenwich, CT]
2 responses to “Shooting While Doing Shots”
I like your inside the bar shots. I used to do a little of it when we could go to bars. Feels like ages ago.
Thank you. We’ve been lucky enough to be able to go inside since September, but it isn’t until recently that I’ve done so. Until early January, it’s hadn’t gotten so cold as to discourage some of us from hanging out outside under the heat lamps. Even so, there are only two places I dare to venture inside because I trust them, but only early enough that they’re mostly empty and we usually leave when the tables or stools around us start filling up. Sometimes I feel like a Florida retiree – going out for dinner at 3PM and being home by 5.