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Photographing Faces and Places in Key West

By Jpbrandanophoto @JPBrandanophoto
As you can tell from my blog this week, I really like the Florida Keys and especially Key West. There are interesting places to see and faces filled with interest and fun! As a photographer I am always looking at people. I find it fascinating to see people's expressions and demeanor. When I see a group of people together in one spot, I love to see how different everyone looks, I mean both physically and in their expressions. I am always trying to take candids and sometimes it's easier in a crowd. It's almost like hiding in plain sight!
There were some interesting places around Mallory Square and Duval Street and we tried to capture some of them! Many of the people were looking out at the setting sun!!
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
As we walked on the boardwalk in Mallory Square we saw this building and the sun was creating a great light on it. As we walked over towards it, I saw something behind some trees that looked interesting!
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
We saw it was a sculpture and a different type then we were used to seeing!
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
As I was photographing it I saw this artist working on a painting of the statue.
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
I thought this was really creative! This sculpture was part of the first one. It was a sculpture of a man painting people dancing and included the picture of the sculpture.
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
These sculptures, by J. Seward Johnson, are located in the back of the Key West Museum of Art and History. There are some really fun sculptures here and a place to visit if you're down there.
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST  
We went back to the boardwalk where many people were enjoying the ambiance, the entertainers and the setting sun.
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
                      As always there were many people with cameras.
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
As the sun set couples were sitting or standing together watching a beautiful sunset.
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
One of the strangest sights we saw were chickens running free in the streets of Key West. We first saw them in front of a breakfast spot and later that night in Mallory Square. We found out that they have been there for over 175 years but really grew in numbers during the 1950s. Thousands of Cubans fled the revolution and came to Key West and brought their chickens with them. 
Over time these chickens escaped or were let go by their owners when eggs and poultry were easily available in supermarkets. There are not many predators (hawks and feral cats) and the chickens thrive on a diet of native insects and lizards. Several generations later the chickens still roam free throughout the island.
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST  
If you're in Key West and looking for a local bar that serves pretty good food and over 100 different rums, this is the place. It's called the Rum Barrel.
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
Key West has its own unique character and it can be seen on almost every street.
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
  This was the last image we saw before going into our hotel.
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
This was the sunrise we saw the next morning as we left for home. We really enjoyed our visit and will be coming back soon!!
If you plan a vacation in Florida, I would suggest staying a few days in the Keys and especially Key West!
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST
PHOTOGRAPHING FACES AND PLACES IN KEY WEST

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