Another great example from Pablo Benavente of the benefits of always having your camera with you, for those unique moments that you can’t believe you’re actually seeing. Pablo told me via email that he was visiting the Folklife Festival on the Mall when he noticed these tourists “playing with the Port-A-Potties. I mean, I’ve seen people posing with the monuments, buildings, etc., but it’s the first time I’ve seen someone posing with the Potties!” The framing adds another level to the shot: “leaving the photographer out of the frame makes the photo more interesting.”
This gritty and pretty picture from John Ulaszek caught my eye for a couple of reasons: the incongruity of the pepto-pink car body and the filthy hands pressing down on it; and the initially confusing postures of the two people, making them look like some sort of other-worldly creature. This was taken at a local demolition derby, an event we will definitely be adding to the Exposed DC calendar as a tasty photo op.
Meanwhile, the Exposed DC Flickr pool reached another big milestone yesterday as the thousandth image was added by Joe Flood. Thanks to Joe and to all our contributing photographers for sharing your work with us.
There are several wonderfully absurd things about this photograph. First is the ICEE bear, positioned exactly in the frame to look as if he is really handing that drink to the photographer. The second is the person, almost the same size as the bear, but their top half is taken over by the plant. When you add in the bold colors of the food stand, the plant, the bear sign and the shoes of the person we can’t fully see, this image is a summer winner.