Apr 222012

“Have a seat…”  (№1)
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Nikon D300; f6.7 @ 1/60 sec, ISO 3200 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 105mm (157mm EFL); focus distance 5.96m

“Have a seat…”  (№2)
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Nikon D300; f8 @ 1/60 sec, ISO 3200 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 62mm (93mm EFL); focus distance .6m

“Have a seat…”  (№3)
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Nikon D300; f11 @ 1/180 sec, ISO 200 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 90mm (135mm EFL); focus distance .8m

Just the other day… I went downtown to visit with a friend, and spent some time wandering around before and after with my camera. Returning home, I was surprised to discover how many photographs had this theme—without conscious intent! (All three were captured on that outing.)

The last one is for Andreas.  🙂

  8 Responses to ““Have a seat…””

  1. Oh, I happily take all of them 🙂

    Great images. What’s the last one? It really looks like a sea of bicycles, but they also look so uniform, and they don’t look parked by their owners. Impossible to get one out from the middle!

  2. Excellent eye, April. Now you have the beginnings of a new project!

    I too would like to know how all those bicycles got jammed together like that. A bike warehouse, perhaps?

  3. Thanks, Andreas and Flo. The “sea of bicycles” is a rental lot at one end of Millennium Park. There actually was a woman trying to get a bike out of the middle!

  4. Nice business model, flawed implementation 😀

  5. April, it’s just occurred to me after hearing some stupid politician on TV, that if you had a blue and a red chair and photographed them as you did the two chairs in the first image, this could be a metaphor of the frustration voters are feeling towards both USA political parties and their unwillingness to get along and compromise.

    The blue chair Dems and the red chair Republicans – policies of conflict far enough apart that no one can sit comfortably on either or both chairs.

    • An interesting take on that image, Flo. It would be easy enough to accomplish in Photoshop, if I wanted to make a political statement.

  6. The last shot wakes associations with “Pink FLoyd, the Wall” in me… the uniformed masses, the army, the faceless crowd… I like this a lot! (The power of the photograph, not the associated themes, that is 🙂 )


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