Sydney 2013 (2 photos)
In the Spring a fuller crimson comes upon the robin’s breast;
In the Spring the wanton lapwing gets himself another crest;
In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish’d dove;
In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
from “Locksley Hall”, a poem written by Lord Alfred Tennyson in 1835 and published in his 1842 volume of Poems. According to Tennyson, the poem represents “young life, its good side, its deficiencies, and its yearnings”. Tennyson’s son Hallam recalled that his father said the poem was inspired by Sir William Jones’ prose translation of the Arabic Mu’allaqat.
“Three’s a crowd”
In street photography, I find that people who are oblivious to the world around them (for whatever reason) make excellent subjects. Both because they will be completely spontaneous and because you can get close and not be noticed. For anyone with good eyesight, there may be a rare sighting of “the dragon” in this girl’s sunglasses. I need to watch out for that. 🙂