Taken on the M15 Bus in Harlem, Graduation Day.
Signs congratulate the Class of 2013 and encourage them to . . .
Go Out and Change the World!
Some things however will never change, and that's a good thing, isn't it?
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Yes it is, Patti! Thank you for the glimpse into everyday city life.
My pleasure, thank you Annie!
Thank you Tommy! I think someone had had a long day!
Yes it is 🙂
I’m thinking about his proud parents and a smile grows in my face.
Your pic shows “the bright side of life” 😉
You’re never alone when you have Brian beside you! 🙂
Mum’s so cool 🙂
She is isn’t she!
How do you do it? Do you surrupticiously take the shots or do you just, excuse me, whip it out and shoot? I have a hard time shooting people.
This is a tough one to answer Tom because it depends on the circumstances and, I have to let you know, a subject I could happily discuss forever! I almost always travel with the camera in my lap, using the time to delete etc. and I am almost always travelling ALONE (making lemonade out of the lemons because friends and family are far away!) – I can’t stress how much a difference that makes to me. So in answer to your question with regards to the above shot, yes, I just whipped it out and shot because I knew the moment wasn’t going to last. There are so many postural changes when people know they are being photographed, they tend to tighten up in tiny ways.
Would you like to photograph people?
Nice colour combination with the bright blue and salmon pink. The hair style so beautiful. too.
Hadn’t thought of the colour combinations, thank you Gerard, and yes, the hair is beautiful!
Wonderful thoughts and shot, Patti.
You are very kind, thank you Anette!
Placing his arm around his mother’s showing his gratitude for her support.
Graduation, for him, a big accomplishment, I’m sure.
I can’t recall the last time I took a bus … sometime around 1970.
Great capture of a significant moment.
Have a GREAT weekend …. Izzy
I have to admit it took me some time to appreciate the rite of passage that graduation is here in the US school system, although I still need a lot of help on the Prom and Homecoming business!
As for the bus, Issy, you don’t know what you have been missing! And you have a great week-end as well!
A touching shot, your restless eyes always has the well-deserved award. Your photos are always art that captures your heart at first.
Overwhelmed . . . . . thank you kind Carlos!
Love this shot Patti!
Thank you Elena!
beautiful capture! you can feel his feeling of freedom 😉
I hope he is enjoying his summer, thank you Inge!
Really nice. A lot of emotion in this image.
as Gerard said: “The hair style so beautiful…”
Beautiful, spirit-raising shot, Patti! What a great family.
The more things change the more they stay the same (can’t remember where that quote comes from) 😉 The young man is tired out and it’s great to see that he’s not embarrassed to rest his head on Mom’s shoulder 🙂
Change whatever you can, thrive when and wherever possible and try to survive the rest.
Heartwarming Patti. Makes me wish I could see their faces, know what they are thinking 🙂
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