Old Man, Old City

There were only a few hours that were available to wander through the back streets of the Old City in Jeruslam. The sounds and sights added to the overwhelmng feeling that before me, potentially millions of people from all walks of life had walked these streets, I stood looking at the surrounding buildings and stared into a darkened room struggling to make out the lone figure sitting in a chair. As I entered I noticed the room was filled full of rugs and towards the rear was a younger man in the middle of a sale with a couple.

The Old Man

I approached the old man and asked, as pointed to my camera, if he minded if I took his photo, he nodded his head yes and I took one photo, just one. I showed him the photo and in a fleeting moment we had connected. As time was short, I left in a hurry in search of another photo oppotunity.

Going the extra step, being a little curious can lead to unexpected photo opportunties.

Happy Shooting

The Rocky Doughnut

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is Rock and while my initial thoughts were to photograph my family because they are my rock, it was at the point I find out that there is no way on Earth they would allow me take their photo and then publish them. I tried to sweeten the deal with a very poor attempt of including our two border collies however the two dogs were nowhere to be found either. So with little choice I’ve been forced to find an image from the archives.

I spotted this scene as I walked along the foreshore and intially had planned on lining up the sun with centre however it just didn’t work. So as the old saying goes, if at first the  composition doesn’t work, move three feet and its changed.

Happy Shooting

P.S I’m not actually sure that’s a saying but try it some time!

 

 

I Wonder if…..

I wonder if the politicians across the globe actually listen to the climate change protesters?

No Planet B!

I’m often in wonder if the skate boarder managed to land the trick ?

Wonder

and I wonder if I should join a gym or maybe get a tattoo or two

Muscle Ups

which leaves me wondering if I should join in this weeks photo challenge……..

Happy Shooting

Sunrise at the Point

After my last effort trying to capture a sunrise, I decided to stay away from lighthouses and try something a little less difficult.

Deciding to start the day with a walk along the beach with camera ready in hand (How romantic). No tripod and no extra gear. Just keeping it simple to try and enjoy my photography and rembering why I make photographs…… and to enjoy the sunrise.

Happy Shooting

Sunrise (frustrations) at the Lighthouse

It was one of those mornings where it would have been better if I stayed in bed. Nothing I tried to do with my camera to capture an image, any image seemed to work. My frustrations were increased when I realised that my remote shutter release was at home and levelling the tripod became a frustrating feat which then snowballed to even the basics like focus, rule of thirds, getting the ISO right etc.

Point Lonsdale Sunrise

Deciding that the best photo taken this morning was not one taken by me left me with the option of just watching the sunrise as I considered how far I could chuck a tripod off a cliff (and the cost of a replacement tripod). So I cleared my head and decided that I would move the set up and try again. As the saying goes “Perseverance pays off” meant that I couldn’t just give up so I decided that I would bracket three images and then head home for breakfast.

I’m fully aware that we all have days that are simply fustrating and we should go and do something safe, like going back to bed but instead we stick a piece of technical equipment like a camera in our hands to frustrate challenge us a that little bit more so I’m curious what frustations you have had while out shooting…..and has anyone has every thrown their tripod off a cliff?

Happy shooting

Slippery Rocky Surface – A Photo Challenge

I have been an avid observer for some time for the Tuesday photo challenge on Dutch Goes the Photo however hitting the required timeline has been problematic. I mean its not that hard, the subject/topic is released on Tuesday and must be submitted by Sunday but I keep getting those two mixed up.

EmptyName 6

The topic released on Tuesday was surface and with that in mind I dug through the photos that have been taken in the last month or so and found this little gem of a slippery rocky surface that fits the requirements for the photo challenge.

Do you like photo challenges, if so jump over to Dutch Goes the Photo and join in the fun.

Happy shooting