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Molly–a new Grover. 11/19/20 Paul Goldfinger photo ©   Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor at Blogfinger.net.

Molly moved to Ocean Grove recently.  She rents in the Grove and works in Red Bank.

She was walking alone on the boards late in the day.  It was cold out, but Molly wore a smile.  I had my camera and I took this shot without any discussion.  That’s what “street photographers”  do.

I happened to have a 28 mm wide angle lens on my Leica Monochrom 246.   The “decisive moment” * is what we seek.  You dance with the girl you came with, and so it goes with interchangeable camera lenses.  If there is time in photography, one could get closer, but not in this case at that moment.   Fortunately our software allows a viewer to click on the image and get a closer view.

A few minutes later I caught up with Molly.  I said, “Hi” and  asked,  “Can I take your picture?”   There was not a hint of caution on her part.  She continued to smile and to say, “Sure.”

We will post those portrait shots another time.  We chatted briefly, and I gave her a Blogfinger card.

She said, “I love it here.”


*Cartier-Bresson, the famous French street photographer coined the phrase:  “The Decisive Moment.”






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