Monochrome Monday – Fire Escape

Pinkney Street - Fire Escape
As I said yesterday, I went on a photographic tour of my hometown of Boston, Ma with PhotoWalks to challenge my ability to make more compelling images.

As we strolled through Beacon Hill, Saba, our guide, seemed to know or be willing to talk to anyone there. As we passed by one apartment under construction, the door to the alley was open. She poked her head inside and began chatting up the workmen. She asked about what they were working on and how the buildings were laid out and such. And then she asked if we could have a peak in the courtyard. They let us come up to the space behind the buildings on Beacon Hill. You can see in the image how they are all connected and linked. The lines and angles made a wonderful image.

Lesson learned: Talk to people and be curious while making images. It can literally open doors for your photography.


28 thoughts on “Monochrome Monday – Fire Escape

  1. Mary Tang

    I like to catch people unawares but if you want them to smile at you or let you into their premises then yes, it helps to connect with them first.

  2. عابرةسبيل

    Good lesson and thank you
    The angle from which you took the photo is perfect
    I think when your photo is in black and white you have a reason and you have a different reason for each one
    Nice image
    Have a nice day

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Hello…Thank you…There was not much room in the courtyard, so there was really only this angle. But I was happy it worked. I do consider with each image whether it should be color or BW. The lines and shadows made this perfect for BW….Cheers =) I hope you have a nice day.

  3. imagesbytdashfield

    This is a great shot! The lines, the angles, cool! And sometimes when you get the nerve up to talk to folks (connect, show interest in what they are doing etc.) you can reap the rewards.

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thanks Teri…All of those aspects do kind of come together in this shot. I think if you can get over the issue of talking to strangers, you can get some great ideas and images. Cheers =)

  4. Himali Shah

    Perfect click. . The geometric angles of the picture are eye catching. . At times I also am little shy in talking with strangers but your post has a hidden message.. at times good experiences are disguised as strangers. 🙂 Lovely Chris ✌👏📷

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Hello there…..Thank you so much, Himali. I can also be shy but am trying to build my skills at talking to others when I am making photographs. It is not always easy, but worth trying. Have a great day….Cheers =)

      1. Himali Shah

        Thats so nice.. I am also working to improve upon my public communication in real life !! Its really nice to be connected with people without much hesitation

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