The Sunday Snap 16

Moving through the crowd at a BLM rally I spotted this young lady and asked if I could take her photo, she turned and directly engaged the camera by looking down the barrel, I pressed the shutter, thanked her and walked away. Something I now regret.

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These regrets could have been avoided for a couple of reasons

  • Didn’t spend enough time with her to have her pose properly but its still worked out
  • Didn’t ask her name or email address so a print or digital file could be sent to her.
  • Realized that this is one of those photos you keep going back to over time.

I also learnt I need to slow down photographing protests, this is not easy as most are pretty fluid, filled withe emotion and can turn violent in the blink of an eye, however there is also a fear of not capturing the event in its entirety.

Until next time, happy shooting.

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The Sunday Snap 15

Over 500 photos were taken during the BLM protest and now I am wondering what to do with them all. Sure the blurry, poorly exposed and badly composed images can be deleted but once the cull has happened there will still be around 300 images that need to be edited, but then what. What do you do with so many images?

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They can’t all be posted on social media or here because people switch off and loose interest.

Some will be printed and hung on the wall above my desk to stare at when I’m struggling to think of the right word or ideas for a blog post. Maybe the best photos should be collated into a coffee table book to be thumbed through by visitors.

What do you do with all of your photos, Do they sit on a hard drive or do you print your best work to show to either family and friends or enter into competitions? Would love to know what you do, because I’ve run out of ideas.

Until next time happy shooting.

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The Sunday Snap 13

It’s been quite some time I’ve participated in the 52 week Smartphone challenge due to world events. Fortunately today was an opportunity to get out with family to see some sights, support local businesses and take some photographs.


The Ferris Wheel in Freemantle screams out to be photographed, plenty of leading lines and the red gondolas are contrasted nicely against the blue sky. 

Photographed using a Samsung Note 10 and processed using snapped.

Until next time, stay safe and happy shooting

The Sunday Snap 12

The inspiration for this weeks theme is Trash and you can create something beautiful or tell a story. 

Well, I’m not entirely sure I’ve created something beautiful but there are plenty of stories in this photo. Stories about famous women from across the ages to how you can repurpose your old jeans with a little imagination.

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Please drop me a line in the comments to let me know how many stories you can see, also the theme for next weeks smartphone challenge is New Beginnings.

Lastly, please feel free to share this post on your social media, especially to your family and friends who may be unable to go about their daily lives, they might appreciate the distraction, even for a few minutes.

Until next time, look after your loved ones and stay safe. 

The Sunday Snap 11

As I go about my day, thoughts of the week’s theme float around in my mind everywhere I go and interrupt everything I do. Constantly on the lookout for subjects to photograph that meet the theme and then I spend time thinking about how to compose the shot.

After spending considerable time photographing the bamboo, not just with the smartphone but also the film camera, I was eager to process the shots. The B&W roll is not yet finished but I wanted to sit down and do a quick edit before leaving because I may need to go back and reshoot the scene.

It was difficult to know where to focus my efforts because there are so many names etched into the bamboo and eventually settling on the one bamboo pole that was untouched.

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Happy shooting

The Sunday Snap 10

Home town is the theme of the week for the 52-week smartphone challenge and I must admit, this one had me stumped. As a young lad, my parents bought and sold houses meaning we moved a lot, lived in them and then every (usually) 2 years or so we’d move again and that theme has continued on throughout my life.

Its a bug with side effects of wanting to live in and explore new places every few years, make new friends, work and then pack up and move and do it all again which meaning we have lived in every Australian capital city, except Hobart.

My home town is Australia and this is my backyard, a white sandy beach with crystal clear water, warm sunshine, cold beer about 60 or 70 kilometres east of Esperance.

and before you ask, No, I’m not on the run from the law!

Until next time, happy shooting

The Sunday Snap 9

The relaxing mood surrounded waves rolling in whilst enjoying a cold drink watching the cargo ships sail off into the distance with their valuable cargos destoned for a new port.

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Another visit is on the cards to be able to capture the mood before it changes with the coming of cooler months.

Until next time, happy shooting.

The Sunday Snap 8

Really enjoying the 52-week smartphone challenge as it has forced me to consider how to approach each week’s theme and this week had me searching for leading lines everywhere I looked.

Leading Lines 52 Weeks Smartphone ChallengeThis photo was taken using a Samsung Note 10 and processed (whilst sitting on the beach) using Snapseed.

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Until next time, Happy Shooting

The Sunday Snap 7

This weeks theme for the 52 Week Smartphone challenge is ‘Love Story’ which wasn’t as easy to achieve as I wanted to avoid the usual cliches that surround Valentine’s day.

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I wonder just how many proposals and other romantic events have taken place of the Ferris Wheel.

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Until next time, happy shooting