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Oct 10, 2011

Street Photography - Old Town New Castle

Saturday morning I went to Old Town New Castle. It was a gorgeous morning. I was hoping to capture something perfect for the Street Photography Now Project Year 2, First Assignment which is “The real truth of life is on the streets. Photograph the daily lives of people, and how they exist, and how they fight for space and time and pleasure.” Not long after I arrived there, I noticed a lady sitting outside with her dog, reading her morning paper, sipping her coffee and chit chatting with locals as they walk by. Morning light shining on them was perfect; creating a nice contrast and shadows. I shot her few times, then approached her and told her about it and also asked her permission to photograph her more. She was perfectly fine with that. After I was done, we engaged in a short but friendly conversation, then I went on my way to Battery Park to photograph the little sail boats on the Delaware River. As I walked back to my car, I saw and captured few little details. I also noticed a sign for a cafĂ© that I had never been to. It was located in a small alley. I went in, ordered my usual, a decaf latte. . . then. . . not so usual, a muffin. As I was spreading cream cheese on my warm muffin, sipping my latte and listening the soothing music that was playing I said to myself “life is good. . . beautiful morning, good photography time, friendly chit chats with locals, good latte and a fresh warm muffin. . .” Did I need that muffin; not really. Would it directly go to my butt; probably. But it felt so good and so right and I savored it till the last crumb with pleasure. It is good to treat yourself once in a while. It keeps the spirit happy and healthy :)

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