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If you know me at all, you know I love the city streets.  The noise is soothing to me.  I find myself there again and again and again.  I see myself reflected on the faces of the people I meet.  I wander the back alleys and the garage rooftops.  I watch and listen.

I particularly love being downtown in the morning as it comes alive.  A harmony of sights and sounds unfolds.  I watch the street sweepers.  I hear snippets of conversation as people pass by.  I smell coffee brewing at my favorite local cafe.  Camera in hand, I walk on, capturing the rhythm of my city.

Would you share with me the rhythm of your city in the morning?

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  1. March 21, 2012

    And you thrive in it. These are gorgeous photos.

    • Laura #
      March 21, 2012

      Thank you Erika!

  2. March 21, 2012

    this IS your element. and i will bug you til you have a show. you must have a show. in your city, showcasing your city. these make my heart beat a little faster. they make me wish i could tag along and watch you in your element… what i love is how no one seems to notice you shooting them, you truly are a fly on the wall and that makes them even more special. my 2 faves of this set are the man on the bike with his coffee in hand and then the man in the hat taken from behind.. that is timeless. love it.

    • Laura #
      March 21, 2012

      Thanks so much Kristin! I’m hoping to have a show by the end of the year…somewhere in this city! No idea the logistics…where, when, etc….but I’d really like to make it happen. I appreciate the encouragement!

      • Paul Heck #
        March 22, 2012

        Yeah, I agree, they are timeless. I would like to suggest that you set yourself the challenge of an exhibition, but find a space that is as much about the subject matter as the images. Make it one that is accessible and reflective of the character of the city you live in, rather than just trying to find a gallery, hall, shop or traditional venue.
        Maybe if you had some place that would allow for a slideshow style opening, using the sides of buildings, but linked to a physical venue to see the actual prints? Street shots being shown in the street, with prints inside a venue?
        Anyway, keeping doing it, they’re good.

  3. March 21, 2012

    You are a master. I love this series so much. I wish I could tell you how my city wakes up. I’m never out that early. But I’m feeling inspired and may get up early in NYC next week to capture some magic. xo

    • Laura #
      March 21, 2012

      Thanks sweet friend! NYC!!!!!!! Will you just pack me in your suitcase?! Please do photograph it…I’ll be eager to see your perspective!

  4. allison mcd #
    March 21, 2012

    Beautiful photos … every single one. I’m isolated out here, like a country-bumpkin (quiet slow mornings) … your street views always make me miss those mornings in the city and all that urban energy (that you capture so well).

    • Laura #
      March 21, 2012

      Thanks Allison! Every area has it’s own rhythm doesn’t it? I always love your landscapes….

  5. lifeineden #
    March 21, 2012

    I can FEEL you city awakening. I’m quite far from any city now, but I remember those type of mornings. Philly was my city, and I entered womanhood there. I miss it sometimes. I loved that morning bustle that rose into the crescendo of a busy day. And you capture it all. I love the business man on the cell with the homeless person on the corner, excellent juxtaposition.

    I’ve been thinking of you this week as I prep a talk for my 3rd grader’s class on Dorthea Lange. She started out her documentary career with street shots of the breadlines. Like Kristin said of you, Lange became a master at shooting the people without being seen, or some historian said she had a presence that gained trust. I can see that in your images too.

    • Laura #
      March 21, 2012

      You’re making me all teary eyed.
      Thank you for the kind words Amy!! Oh and Dorothea Lange!! How I love her….
      I’ve been through her books again and again….savoring.

  6. March 21, 2012

    How I adore your city shots.
    I was in San Francisco this weekend with my camera and did think of you, the city shooter, and wonder what would Laura see among the hussle and bussle? I’m sure many tid bits and details that I glanced over. You have such a beautiful knack for this. It’s amazing how you capture so much movement in these still images.

    • Laura #
      March 21, 2012

      Wish I’d been with you!! Love San Fran!! What a fabulous city! Can’t wait to see what you captured!
      And thank you for the encouragement and sweet words!

  7. Jill #
    March 21, 2012

    The one with the hat gets me every single time. I looked at it over and over again at work on my phone and couldn’t wait to get home and check it out on the actual screen. It should be blown up big and large and oggled daily. Just beautiful, Laura.

  8. March 22, 2012

    What serendipity! I just posted a letter to you (sorry to spoil the surprise) in which I went on, at length, about your b&w street photography. And told you again, because it doesn’t hurt to hear it over and over, how very extraordinary it is. I’m with kristin – you MUST have a show – MUST! More people deserve to see these pictures.

    I’m a city girl too. I’ve logged miles on foot in Philadelphia, D.C. and New York and love the energy that I get as soon as my feet hit the pavement. These days my only time for real exploring city streets and alleyways (a personal favorite) is after my hair appointment every few months. Those few hours are so good for my soul, and I really hope that some day we can go off on a city explore together.

    xo

  9. joelynnej #
    March 22, 2012

    I said it, I meant it: Hands down my favorite post to date. Your street work deserves a gallery.

    • Laura Yurs #
      March 22, 2012

      I’m completely humbled…
      thank you Joelynne
      xo

  10. March 22, 2012

    These are spectacular…and I do love how you can feel the motion, feel the sounds in each and every pic. Dazzling work! 🙂

  11. Harriett Monaghan #
    March 22, 2012

    These are beautiful. You manage to capture the essence of a place that I’ve never been to. I feel like I have now though. Keep up the incredibly good work.

    Harriett Monaghan

  12. maryfollowsthelamb #
    March 22, 2012

    I kept expecting to see a picture of Steve Reeves.

  13. Harriett Monaghan #
    March 22, 2012

    Reblogged this on Harriett Monaghan.

  14. March 22, 2012

    i just wanna say “MEANING” :D,, great photos 🙂

  15. March 22, 2012

    These are incredible street photos. They capture the essence of the city perfectly. Awesome post.

    Halie

  16. writerintherough #
    March 22, 2012

    Great pictures. I love the one with the man in the fedora. I’m so glad to see men still wearing those. Classic.

  17. christinecph #
    March 22, 2012

    Really beautiful photos!

  18. March 22, 2012

    Really sweet and classy photos!

  19. Larry #
    March 22, 2012

    Great work, keep it up.

  20. March 22, 2012

    When I think of the city waking up, I think of the show STOMP, only less banging of cleaning supplies and more inclusion of everything else in a sort of rhythm.

  21. March 22, 2012

    Wow! LOVED this post! Your photos are just beautiful and they tell a story all on their own…I actually felt like I was a part of the city-morning-routine. Incredible! 🙂

  22. March 22, 2012

    I love black and white photography!

  23. March 22, 2012

    Your second last photograph is my favourite. The businessman with the cell phone at his ear looks less at ease than the homeless person gawking at him from across the street. Rhythm of the city, indeed!

  24. March 22, 2012

    HOUSTON!

    Wow, simply spectacular! I can tell you, I’ve “felt” the city this way before, during lunch breaks or even on my way into work down these very same streets, but I’ve never seen someone capture that feeling so lusciously and so gorgeously!

    Thank you from a fellow Houstonian!

    (This could be embarrassing if I’m totally wrong, but if that’s not Houston, dang, all cities look alike :P)

    P.S. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! 🙂

    • Laura Yurs #
      March 22, 2012

      It’s actually Indianapolis!! LOL! Thank you for the kind words and enthusiasm!

      • March 22, 2012

        Lol! Well, love it just the same 🙂 Cities are cities, wherever they are. Keep taking stunning pictures please!

  25. March 22, 2012

    that is awesome man

  26. March 22, 2012

    Hey fellow street photographer! I definitely feel the pulse of the city. I especially enjoyed the one with the back-shot of the man in the hat. Love it!

  27. March 22, 2012

    Beautiful street photography!

  28. March 22, 2012

    thank you for your beautiful images.
    london is my city; i left nine months ago and return tomorrow. the streets are calling to me.

  29. March 22, 2012

    Very nice black and whites. Thanks for sharing your talent. Connie
    http://7thandvine.wordpress.com/

  30. March 22, 2012

    Absolutely breathtaking shots. Something about the hustle and bustle often makes people forget how beautiful the world is

  31. March 22, 2012

    hmm!!!! nyyccce shots i love the way u captured d diff angle of d street…ur caption is very catchy too ” Rhythm of the street”
    Thumbs up!!!!

  32. March 22, 2012

    Really beautiful. I notice how much alike beautiful cities look when you are getting great street shots. There is just something really perfect about hi-urban life!

  33. March 22, 2012

    love your images, excellent!!!!!
    cheers callie

  34. March 22, 2012

    wonderful! thanks for sharing these, they tell a great story. look forward to seeing more.

  35. March 22, 2012

    i have no doubt that in the future i will be walking through an art museum admiring your “early” work. i can’t wait for that day, because it is coming.

    • Laura #
      March 22, 2012

      speechless

  36. March 22, 2012

    I too love Cities and I miss one actually a lot, I feel like a stranger living elsewhere.I Lived in Paris downtown for 30 years.. city streets early mornings bring up the real ‘human feel. of the day by day life going on, starting again and again.. I love the streets of New York and San Francisco and more so of Paris,
    Thanks for showing that I am not alone, and sharing these so beautiful realistic images ..

  37. boatengmuwa #
    March 22, 2012

    wow 🙂 really great photos! all 😉

  38. March 22, 2012

    Yes, i would share it:) But first of all, i gotta get myself a photo camera;)) using my phone, i don’t think the pics would be so good;))

  39. March 22, 2012

    That’s got a great rhythm. I’d love to try something similar but I work at home and rarely leave the apartment in the a.m. …

  40. March 22, 2012

    You have such an eye for the city! You capture her inhabitants with charm – the man on his bicycle is my favourite.

  41. March 22, 2012

    Wonderful pictures… ia lot of poetry… I also love city streets, and now I’m living in São Paulo, which is a fascinating city!

  42. Chris #
    March 22, 2012

    GORGEOUS photographs so full of character and expression, love em

  43. March 22, 2012

    Nothing better than finding the rhythm of the city and your own groove within it! YOur photos are fantastic, the rhythm of the city is what drives and sustains me here in Mexico City. The beat is constant, I am on an epic project to visit every metro station in the extensive network! I start work very early so I am always watching the city wake up but You’ve inspired me to do an early morning visit for my project sometime soon. Cool that you were feature on the freshly pressed page and could find you! Cheers

    http://mexicocitymetro.wordpress.com/

  44. March 22, 2012

    I would.

  45. March 22, 2012

    Very nice. You make the ordinary look interesting. Your photos kind of have a vintage feel to them. Where were these photos taken?

  46. March 22, 2012

    Beautiful photography!! Thank you for sharing!

    ~ OGMWIG

  47. March 22, 2012

    Wow amazing work! I’m 13 and photos like the ones you have displayed here are such an inspiration! The black and white captures the essence of the city perfectly! Indeed every place has a certain flow and rhythm, and the city embodies such an interesting one 🙂

  48. March 22, 2012

    these pictures are modern yet somehow old. Guess its just the black and white.

  49. March 22, 2012

    Reblogged this on .

  50. Rai #
    March 22, 2012

    I always enjoy black and white pictures. Nice shots!

  51. March 22, 2012

    great juxtaposition in the second to last image

  52. March 22, 2012

    Interesting set of photos. The one I like the most is the second to last because it is a contrast in social status.

  53. March 22, 2012

    These are very interesting photos. Very strong work to. How would you feel about submitting some of your work to the online arts magazine Murmurations? I think you would have a pretty good chance of getting into an issue. http://www.murmurationsmagazine.com

  54. March 22, 2012

    I love this. What city are you in?
    Like someone else said, I don’t tend to be out and about that early, unless I have somewhere to be, and then I’m always rushing and not appreciative.

    This Pascal Campion illustration jumped to mind: http://pascalcampion.deviantart.com/art/Early-Morning-147157120

    When I was working full time before I came to University I always used to say I was going to get up at the usual time on my day off and get the same bus into town but the blissfully not have to go into work, and enjoy Derry, Ireland in the early morning.
    If I did take some photos in Belfast they wouldn’t be much good. I always mean to try photography…

  55. March 22, 2012

    These are amazing shots. I particularly loved the dynamism of the second picture, with the vintage facades in the background and the lady quietly walking by. Everything about it is a character in a giant, never-ending play. It honestly reminded me of Breathless and Goddard. Very nice!

  56. March 22, 2012

    I love this post. You made me look around and actually see. Love that!

  57. ***The LensMaster #
    March 22, 2012

    Aaah! You have a beautiful city. Unfortunately, I’ll just end up with a migraine if I do what you do in my city. Sigh!

  58. March 22, 2012

    Amazing images. This makes me want to go out and capture my city.

  59. March 22, 2012

    awesome.

  60. March 22, 2012

    Reblogged this on Azalea blog and commented:
    I love too city streets.

  61. March 22, 2012

    I love the very first photo that shows the crumbling wall and the man sweeping the sidewalk…so symbolic

  62. March 22, 2012

    my favorite shot is the man in the fedora hat walking away from you
    congrats on being freshly pressed 🙂

  63. Micheline #
    March 22, 2012

    I live on a farm in a rural community – so I’m rarely in a city. Your photos are super real feeling – though they are black and white photographs they still remind me of how 19th century painters captured their own communities.

  64. aashkad #
    March 22, 2012

    Your pictures are riveting. Thank you for taking them and sharing!

  65. March 22, 2012

    Love all the coffee and vacant space. I can hear the city’s quietness. I just came across Overexposed+Underdeveloped and read the bios. Women who like bourbon, I came to the right place.

  66. March 22, 2012

    I actually don’t like being in the city much unless it is one I am not often at. I do like to watch how people work and how the city runs from a far though.

  67. March 22, 2012

    Retro Fantastic!

  68. March 22, 2012

    nice photos, they’re very casually and tastefully done. Good job, good post 😉

  69. March 22, 2012

    your photos looked vintage. love it

  70. March 22, 2012

    Great pics … and I love city centers!

  71. March 22, 2012

    Since I was born and raised as a city boy, the sound of the city in the morning captivates me. Whenever I’m not in a city (unless it’s a vacation), I feel so out of place. :p

  72. sangjiwa #
    March 22, 2012

    the glory of the sunrise ~ this is my every morningday and sometimes i miss the rain so much to remind me of our childhood ‘playing on the sea of flooded lad’ ( ImissU)

  73. March 22, 2012

    Nice photos and amazingly I felt like I was right there!! You were able to capture the flavor of the city and transported the readers there – without us having to leaving our own couch. Kinda like Star Trek with out the pointed ears and bad costumes.

    Congrats on being Freshly Captured, oops, I mean Freshly Pressed.

    Mr. Bricks

  74. March 23, 2012

    Very nice work!

  75. March 23, 2012

    These pictures are amazing and I really love the snippet at the beginning. Great post !

  76. E Dub #
    March 23, 2012

    these shots are great. really impressive street photography. especially like the black and white. nice job!

  77. March 23, 2012

    hello, overexposed underdeveloped,

    a wonderful composition! your photos speak volumes… thank you for sharing. ^^

    been wanting to do a post about the same topic but through words (am an idiot camera-wise). your post just gave me ideas, thanks.

    keep on posting, best regards! 🙂

  78. March 23, 2012

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

  79. RAW Los Angeles #
    March 23, 2012

    These are wonderful! Keep it up! I particularly love the one with the older person’s hands fixing their coffee. Your images truly capture New York in all it’s glory

    • Laura #
      March 23, 2012

      Thank you for the kind words and encouragement!!
      It’s actually Indianapolis, but I love that you thought it was NYC….my other love!

  80. March 23, 2012

    Great post, the softness in your photos draws you in

  81. March 23, 2012

    Very beautiful pictures. It really makes you feel like a tourist!

  82. March 23, 2012

    Wonderful photos! I just love seeing a city in the morning; everyone seems to be in their natural, pre-coffee’d element. You can tell a lot about a person from the way they scurry (or amble) to work to their reaction to a coffee-induced burn on their hand. There’s so much to love about a raw city.

  83. March 23, 2012

    I feel like I’m in a Film Noir. Beautiful. Who said romantic photos were the sole domain of Paris?

    -Steven
    ——————
    “LOVE MEAT DOG PLEASE!” God, that has to be the most awkward way to order that dish…
    http://dashtodine.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/194/

  84. March 23, 2012

    Fantastic photos , i’d love to tell you about the rhythm of my city ; melbourne .
    I wish i could take photos as good as yours , did you use any particular settings? just black & white ?
    what city is yours ?

  85. March 23, 2012

    City rhythm dancing in my head,
    We can feel the sight
    City rhythm moving overhead,
    Up above us
    Out of sight and far away
    In our dreams we’ll fly away to follow

    Do you hear what I hear
    There’s a sound in the night
    Do you see what I see
    as we turn down the light

  86. March 23, 2012

    Reblogged this on Paper Mantis.

  87. March 23, 2012

    Nice shot!

  88. March 23, 2012

    I’m really impressed with these photographs. I wish I were braver with street photography. I’m always worried that someone will take offense at me taking pictures.
    Tom.

  89. March 23, 2012

    These are so simple yet charming, and your short introduction summarizes how much you love the city at a particular moment in time. Truth to tell I like your photographs because your style in this series hints at the profound behind the everyday. Thank you for sharing!

  90. geovannygonzalez #
    March 23, 2012

    Photos are full with passion and inspiration!

  91. March 23, 2012

    superb posting really very nice…………

  92. March 23, 2012

    What beautiful photos! I’m a city girl too – I grew up in London and now live in Paris. I love watching my neighbourhood wake up as I walk to work in the mornings. Your shots are so elegant in black and white, and yet you’ve captured all the warmth of a colour photograph. I can’t wait to see more!

  93. March 23, 2012

    wonderful post. Thank you for sharing…

  94. March 23, 2012

    It’s good to see that someone has managed to effectively capture the atmosphere of the city as it stirs into motion in the mornings.

  95. March 23, 2012

    i really feel soul of city streets!!! it’s so amazing!

  96. leflo23 #
    March 23, 2012

    wonderful street photography work, I like it!.

  97. March 23, 2012

    Loving the photos. Great worl.

    Steven Wade Edinburgh,

  98. March 23, 2012

    Compelling and wisely captured!

  99. March 23, 2012

    you have a really good eye for storytelling images! 🙂

  100. March 23, 2012

    Beautiful, love the B & W, and it’s nice to see cities have their own way of stretching and yawning awake. Congrats on FP.

  101. Elena Arvasi Photography #
    March 23, 2012

    Great photos!!!

  102. March 23, 2012

    Really Great blog and amazing photography.

  103. cemferreira #
    March 23, 2012

    I too have a love affair with the city – and somehow, black and white is the way. Thank you!

  104. gingerjudgesyou #
    March 23, 2012

    Lovely photos, I especially love the one with the man dressing his coffee!

  105. March 23, 2012

    Brilliant pictures! Amazing photography!

  106. March 23, 2012

    Your very talented! All your pictures are lovely. I especially like the man sitting by the Starbucks window. Hope you have a great weekend and congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  107. Becky #
    March 23, 2012

    Throw my voice in the pile saying this is unbelievably amazing. Can’t wait to see more.

  108. March 23, 2012

    Beautiful and tasteful photos. Good job

  109. March 23, 2012

    Loving the tones and contrast. Your use of space in your compositions really put across that sense of early morning; before the madness of the day!

  110. March 23, 2012

    Reblogged this on My Black&WhiteBoard.

  111. sam #
    March 23, 2012

    To be honest, I like black and white pictures better, because it’s classic.
    Thanks for sharing.

  112. March 23, 2012

    I love these pictures! Really classical 🙂

  113. March 23, 2012

    These are really nice. It’s the first time I stumble across this blog. The text and the photos. Which city is it you are talking about?

  114. Augustine_D #
    March 23, 2012

    Really great photos, a really respectful way to pay homage to your city. I agree that mornings are one of the best times to take pictures. Every morning I’m tempted to bring my camera on the metro with me on my way to work. In my current city, Madrid, where the nightlife can go on until 7-8AM, Friday mornings become a perfect time to capture a range of contrasts. People heading towards the morning metro to work rushing past universities students on their way to their beds, for example.

  115. March 23, 2012

    Your photos have a real sense of place. Thanks for sharing!

  116. March 23, 2012

    Fantastic set of images!! Both in technical quality as by the stories that they narrate.

  117. March 23, 2012

    Sounds poetic and looks charming)))

  118. March 23, 2012

    Would you share with me the rhythm of your city in the morning?

    Yes I would. Consider it done. Photos and all. Here’s Oslo, early one winter morning 2012:
    http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/good-morning-oslo/

  119. March 23, 2012

    These are fantastic. And your introduction is clever and to the point–very apt. You have that special quality of a perspective introspect, at least in the early hours of the morning! Keep persisting at this. This could be very rewarding.

  120. Vlad #
    March 23, 2012

    absolutely excellent ! I love the spirit, you know, that “something” between the style and the texture of your photos. Great post, I’m thankful for your pics. Much love

  121. Beth #
    March 23, 2012

    This is absolutley beautiful. I live in the suburbs, but i do love the city and want to reside there soon in my life. This makes me want to pack up my bags and live down there and walk the streets right now with out a care. Excellent how you captured key places/people to emphasize the city atmosphere. (business guy on his cell phone/homeless guy sitting at the corner of the street)
    Very well done

    What city were these photos taken?

  122. March 23, 2012

    Wonderful pictures! I remember Henri Cartier Bresson in Paris. It ist really digital or analog black and white picture?
    Thank you for awaking.

  123. March 23, 2012

    I love big city life. These pictures remind me of how much life and culture there is in the world. Truly eye opening to see what seems to be the whole world coming to life. I’m gonna try this in Honolulu and take pictures. Great pictures! You made a big fan.

  124. March 23, 2012

    Photos like these make me want to whip out my camera. Then I’m reminded that my camera is often my crappy iPod one, and that sadly, I am no photographer. Beautiful pictures!

  125. Birmingham Small Business Centre #
    March 23, 2012

    Reblogged this on The Birmingham Small Business Centre Limited and commented:
    the images in this post are deep…

  126. malkysworld #
    March 23, 2012

    These photos are gorgeous, it’s wonderful how through the camera lense you can capture the moment in a very stylish way.

  127. March 23, 2012

    I LOVE this post! So atmospheric, and the black and white shots make them look like they could have been taken 50 years ago.

  128. March 23, 2012

    Good eye for the photo. Great focus and depth of field. I live in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, a small historic town, and I do similar photos you can see on my Facebook.Thanks you for sharing these with the world, they are beautiful.

  129. wolfonwater #
    March 23, 2012

    Gorgeous photos. So candid.

  130. March 23, 2012

    Very neat! The black and white is perfect and the way you took them is so urban and modern yet edgy.
    Perfectly done!

  131. March 23, 2012

    Where are you from? I love all the photos! Everytime I look at it, I feel like going there and live haha LOL. I wish I had camera so I can share mine. Well, I’ll post on my blog if I did 🙂

  132. March 23, 2012

    Reblogged this on Leave Some Morphine At The Door.

  133. March 23, 2012

    wonderful! makes me happy to be a part of the city

  134. March 23, 2012

    Love your pictures!! now following

  135. Simon Herbert #
    March 23, 2012

    These shots are fantastically atmospheric – awesome!

  136. March 23, 2012

    enjoyed this very much

  137. March 23, 2012

    Nice. I believe that cities not only have rhythms – they have heartbeats, too. I love just experiencing a city in its daily cycles, too…

  138. March 23, 2012

    Beautiful pictures. I live in a little city not as stunning as yours but i love it anyway.

  139. March 23, 2012

    You capture the rhythm very well. Beautiful!

  140. jppowel #
    March 23, 2012

    What I like here, and I am totally new to this blog world, is that some care and effort have been made to share something important and in an artful way, to their world which is quite different from mine.
    JP

  141. March 23, 2012

    Awesome.

  142. March 23, 2012

    Beautifully captured. What city is this? If you don’t mind my asking.

  143. March 23, 2012

    those are beautiful photos :D, makes me want to share the rhythm of my city in the morning too 🙂

  144. sarahmbirkett #
    March 23, 2012

    I totally agree with the morning thing! One of the best feelings is to just watch all come alive around you…

  145. March 24, 2012

    Absolutely great photos. -Seriously.. good work.

  146. samantha7143 #
    March 24, 2012

    I love your photography.. Beautiful
    Samantha

  147. March 24, 2012

    Nice work, and well presented. Well done.

  148. March 24, 2012

    Great photography! I now feel like talking picture of my city, but all I have is a 5MP mobile phone camera 🙂
    Loved all your photos!!

  149. March 24, 2012

    mm. lovely.

  150. March 24, 2012

    This work is awesome. I absolutely love it. You have jus become one of my inspirations. 🙂
    Thank you for being you. Great job!

  151. March 24, 2012

    Oh… I love these photos….. love, love, love!!!!

  152. March 24, 2012

    phenomenal

  153. March 24, 2012

    Good perspective on your city. I live in the country and I wake up to chickens, cows, my dogs, and sometimes stray animals like deer in my yard. I use to live near Washington DC when I was in grad school, I remember what it was like to wake up with the city.

  154. March 24, 2012

    These are amazing!

  155. March 24, 2012

    Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing.

  156. March 25, 2012

    Wow these pictures are really nice!

  157. March 25, 2012

    what city is it?

  158. whoaheywhat #
    March 25, 2012

    Reblogged this on Whoa, Hey, What?! and commented:
    So much beauty.

  159. March 25, 2012

    I just got here and find your pictures amazing! Congratulations! 😉

  160. March 25, 2012

    superb photos…

  161. March 25, 2012

    you have captured the essence of the cities, good job 🙂

  162. March 25, 2012

    Your photos are beautiful. Black and white photos are always such a charm, and you do it so well! I love observing the streets as well, that is one of the most precious thing one can take from travelling.

  163. March 25, 2012

    Great shots – I love photographing city life too, there’s something really unique about it. What camera/lens combo did you use for these?

  164. March 25, 2012

    I like the monochrome setting so much! It makes the whole composition look so tranquil and mellow.
    I’d love to visit your city because the streets are so clean 😀

  165. March 25, 2012

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss and commented:
    This is a very nice blog, energetic, unique and the photos are very good!

  166. March 25, 2012

    Mornings are my favorite time of day for the reasons you noted and captured. Something about the world waking up.

  167. March 25, 2012

    The city breathes. I love your philosophy.

  168. March 25, 2012

    My life is enriched by being a flaneur.

    Even more so be being a flaneur with a camera.

    Fantastics shots.

  169. March 25, 2012

    love love love these!!!
    do you shoot film or digital??
    kaja.

  170. March 25, 2012

    This is the image of the City i’ve always wanted to live there for. Sometimes, when I’m there, I catch a glimpse of it like this, as you have. Thank you.

  171. March 25, 2012

    Seriously,I never found the city life could be so soothing and warm,but I did that in these photos:)

  172. j.e.glaze #
    March 25, 2012

    I like your photos. very much.

    I live in a big town/small city, so it will be different than your photos, but I’ll give it a go.

    j.

  173. March 25, 2012

    This is really a good work. I appreciate your efforts behind that. Have a great day!

  174. March 26, 2012

    Sometimes when I’m out of the house, I see certain things that I get the urge to photo… but I have no camera on me. But your photos look so elegant, even though they are fairly ordinary. Makes me picture most of my imagined photos in black and white. Even though some are just more suited in colour, I really do appreciate the elegance here.

    The way you captured ordinary life and made it look interesting was magical.

  175. March 26, 2012

    Spectacular! Glad this was freshly pressed and being an amateur photographer myself will surely take inspiration from these photographs and try them:) And which camera btw?

    fotohungryraj.wordpress.com

  176. March 26, 2012

    Beautiful city. Beautiful photos. And somehow you manage to make it look like you’ve stepped back an era. Super!

  177. March 26, 2012

    I really love your pictures; they are the future history books and will help others understand what day to day life was like and the beauty of moments. Brilliant.

  178. March 26, 2012

    these pictures are beautiful

  179. March 28, 2012

    Beautifully captured moments. I love black and white photography.

  180. lisamac333 #
    March 30, 2012

    not sure how i missed all of this beauty…in your element…DEFINITELY!!!! fabulous work Laura x

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