3. This is a continuation of yesterday's blogpost.

3. 3. The wife would rather I not, because the girl in front of us is too young and pretty, and my oh my, did I ever marry a jealous one, so if she finds the image on my memory card or hard drive, I’m almost certainly going to catch it later. There’s one particular European artist of the last century (Magritte?) who occasionally painted and sketched the nude feminine figure. Always his wife. She would not allow anyone else to be naked with him, or so I hear … Seriously, I just make sure the bulk of the photos on my camera at any one time are of The Most Delightful One, and also try to make sure there are some faces of old man mixed in as well.

4. 4. Sometimes people might think we are odd. I’m visually fascinated by cracks and holes in walls and doorways, corroded metal, the unique and largely irreproducible shadings of colors that happens as paint fades over time or stone becomes tarnished, or weathered. I know for a fact that when people see me taking such pictures, they cannot imagine why I’m doing it – and one reason I know is that I’ve occasionally seen them walk up and peer closely right at the wall I was photographing just a minute or two before .

5. 5. Somehow, it just doesn’t seem right. If someone is busy at work in a public place, there could be intrinsic interest value in what they are doing, or how, or their appearance while they are doing it – BUT one must admit, if they don’t have a choice about it, isn’t there something unfair going on? Are we not taking advantage? Them again, it IS a public place, so you know, fair game …

 

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