The streets of a city have a life of their own. This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Street Life. I spend a lot of time documenting the highways and byways that I encounter. Choosing one that shows the week’s theme was a challenge, but I hope this strikes a chord for viewers as much as it did for me when I took it. This couple biking on a Copenhagen street in December says a lot about the city, and its people to me. The man with his challenging smile, and the woman giving him that look that wives tend to give husbands who go all macho on them, says it all.
I’m a bit late with this prompt on Imagine People, but I’m recovering from a hip operation, so I haven’t been operating on all cylinders of late. Heck, let’s face it, I’m way late on this one, but what the hey! Here’s my photographic take on imagine. Imagine what this couple is talking about as they sit on a hill overlooking the Cameroonian capital city, Yaoundé. The future? Their plans for the evening? The sky’s the limit.
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