Today’s photo adventure is not your usual. Hell, it’s not even my usual. The night of Thursday, July 19, 2012 had me hunting for a snack. I had forgotten about a pie and opened it up to discover it was a bearded pie. Not my favorite type of pie, really, so I decided it would be best used as a photographic study and proceeded to take numerous photos of this once glorious pie. Now it is forever kept in mind as a pie experiment gone horribly awry. This was also a great opportunity to use one of my favorite lenses – a Sigma 28-80mm macro zoom lens. I’ve had it for a long time and I love it’s range and, of course, it’s macrocity (not a real word).
The last 3 images are a little different for me because of subject matter. They depict a homeless man or maybe just a man who didn’t have a way to get home that night. Anyway, this is in the park near my house where I regularly ride my bike. Something told me to take some photos. I did. This is the closest I’ve come to photojournalism in a while, too. Anyway, I didn’t want to disturb this man’s sleep, but it can’t be denied that Tucson is a stopping point for homeless people: warm weather, cheap living, etc. The woman in the photos is not to be blamed; she was as surprised as I was and didn’t want to wake the man. What do yo do? Some people chase them off, abusing them. Others ignore them. I take pictures. I can’t do anything else. I can’t afford to give any money away right now. Please enjoy.