I’m running late. I was in New York having a good time and drove back to Boston today. Deciding on a set is always tricky and with limited time it wasn’t easy. There are a few photos that I have that I haven’t been able to categorize. Today I decided to go with unusual eyes. Not fantastically beautiful ones (I’ll get to that set at some point) but kind of odd ones. Here are a dozen that stood out for one reason or another. Enjoy.
I love maudlin music. The sadder and more tragic the song the more I like it. There are few songs as sad as Blue-Eyed Boston Boy. It tells the story of two soldiers during the Civil War about to head into battle. The song’s namesake asks a comrade to be sure to send word to his mother and love should anything happen to him. Needless to say things go wrong. That’s a Spotify link up there so you can listen to the song if you’d like. It’s pretty sad. I’ve always thought it was a nice name though and the name was the inspiration for today’s set. Hopefully none of these blue-eyed Boston boys will suffer the fate of the song’s hero . . .
While not everyone it the set is necessarily a boy per se, they all have blue eyes and I’m pretty sure all of their pictures were taken in Boston proper.
I know I’m pretty inconsistent with this series, but yesterday’s absence was now simply my being lazy. Like plenty of people, I’m concerned with SOPA and decided not to post any of my usual content. It’s back to business as usual today though.
A few days ago someone suggested I do a set of people with raised eyebrows. It seemed like a good idea so I went off looking for a dozen examples in my photos. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a dozen. What I did find though were plenty of examples of faces where the eyebrows played more than a bit part. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m a guy fully into middle age that doesn’t think much about his own eyebrows, but I don’t think much about other people’s eyebrows either. That’s one of the things I really enjoy about 1000faces and the Daily Dozen. They both give me an opportunity to find new ways to appreciate just how wonderful we all are. I think people look amazing. Sometimes that amazingness is right there and easy to see and understand. Other times it’s more subtle. Either way, I love it and hope you do too.