Street/random people photos…

People are interesting to look at. I don’t need to know the people to find them interesting. So when I’m out and about with my camera, I take pictures of people.

You don’t have to know these three people to have an idea about what they are doing, and what they might be thinking and feeling. I wonder if the fellow on the right is with the couple on the left?

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I thought this couple looked nice together as they took their time walking uphill, and down.

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This couple, admiring the view at an overlook, looked so peaceful against the blue sky.

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And then they were joined by a man ready to catch some rays…

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One of the things I like so much about the culture in Germany is an apparent lack of inhibition about their bodies. That might true of the men, more than the women… I don’t know and I don’t have a good way of finding out. But I find it refreshing. I wish we in the US were a lot less hung up on the way we look.

Sometimes people are pensive, or sad, in public. We can empathize with them from afar.

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He was looking at little bunnies…

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At Andechs, waiting for the wedding to begin… The guests were arriving as we left, many in traditional Bavarian clothing.

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I like taking pictures of people who are posing for a photo :-).

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Don’t they look happy!

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And, rarely, people will stop me to say ‘take my picture!’ so I do.

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Jeff asked me why I take pictures of these random people. I explained that when I look at photographs in museums or other spaces, I am drawn to pictures of people. I don’t know them, the photographer may not have known them, but the best of these pictures draw me in. My photos are not museum-worthy but they won’t ever get better unless I practice taking them.

And, lastly, a photo from an actual street. I love manhole covers and this one, featuring Munich’s coat of arms, is a very pretty one. And it has a person on it!

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14 thoughts on “Street/random people photos…

  1. I don’t usually take photos of random people – but maybe I should start. I love the photos you took and, like Helen, I wonder what their life stories are. You capture a moment in time and it lives forever. And it’s the little moments that are important in our lives!

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  2. Good morning Becky,
    Thank you for sharing those pictures. Sometimes we can find ourselves by looking into others. I appreciated your comment about not being hung up on their bodies or what they “look like”. I liked that you represented all ages and different walks of life. From the priest to the young tourists but especially the older folks. There is so much in older people to observe from their faces to their body stance to the way they sit and the slope of their shoulders. You imagine what life has held for them and what life yet holds for yourself. It makes the human condition so universal and somehow that’s comforting. Thanks for these photos today!

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  3. The manhole covers! Yes! I do this, too. Each country is unique and, it’s proof that you left your footprint on that place. Very cool picture!

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