Sunday, July 20, 2008
Two Things Challenge: People / Watch
This week's Two Things Challenge was People / Watch. Photographing people is a challenge for me. I always feel like I'm being intrusive or stealing their spirits or something. But, I figured this week's challenge was a good way to overcome my hang ups and dive right in.
I chose three different venues for my photography: DuPont Circle--The Organic Farmer's Market and the park circle itself; the White House--near the South Lawn and in Lafayette Park; and the Renwick Gallery of Art--inside and out.
One of the things that always strikes me about this city is its international attraction--both to people who come here to live and people who come here to visit. And they come from all over the world! This morning, in the span of three hours, I heard French, Korean, Hungarian, English, Spanish, Dutch, Urdu or Punjabi (I'm not sure which), and an African language I couldn't identify. I love that!
I love this picture. Click on it to enlarge and you'll notice none of these women are looking in the same direction. I also love the juxtaposition of three of them in very bright, vibrant colors and the older woman in softer, muted tones. Just a lovely group of women, I think.
I should probably title this one "Tourists Watching People" or something witty. Really what I wondered was, does President Bush know these painters are working on a Sunday and, if so, what does he think?
To see a few more People Watching shots, visit Standing Room Only.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 07/08