Frown…Here’s My Clown

It only seemed fair to show the clown photo since I mentioned it in yesterday's post.  Also, I got home late and didn't have time to search for a photo and put it through basic processing. Notice how there's nothing that jumps out at you from this photo.  Not that it's a terrible picture, but with all those vivid colors, balloons, a clown, it seems this image should be more…FUN!  Maybe I'll go back to Faneuil Hall another day and actually ask the clown to pose for me.  I think it should be a big happy smile that fills up the entire screen (a better composition).  This photo will hopefully be a reminder to me to get more up close and personal with some of my subjects.

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  1. I don’t think it’s boring!! There’s a lot going on in the photo – – all the patterns and colors! And, I love the anti-Bush button on the clown’s hat!!
    M in SF.

  2. I noticed that button as well. A clown with an attitude… Gotta love it.

  3. I didn’t even notice the button.

  4. I like this photo a lot.
    I think it is because the clown isn’t silly and “happy”. There is a real intimacy here that you caught (because you got up close) between the clown and the child. I love how quiet the photo is, which is contradictory to the image of clowns.

  5. That’s the strangest clown I ever saw. I only thought they were at circuses and fairs. What does it say on his shirt? Strange blue hair.

  6. I’m glad others like the photo more than myself. Aki I think his shirt says Rami Salami, which I believe is his clown name.

  7. Sis Karen

    I agree with Shirley that what makes the photo different is the unexpected seriousness of the typically silly clown. People often wonder what is hidden behind the clown’s smile. Remember Smokey Robinson’s song, “Tears of a Clown”?

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