Friday marked the 19th anniversary of the horrific and tragic events which unfolded in New York on 11 Sept 2001. Sadly, 2977 people never returned home to their loved ones including five members of the FDNY Ladder 10.
Their names will not be forgotten and their memories will live on. Please take a moment to remember those who have gone before us.
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.
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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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?
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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Whilst film photography is not my main method creating images but rather I find that helps to remain creative whilst reminding you to be cognizant of how many shots you can take. There is no snapping away unless you have a healthy budget to buy and develop film.
Nikon F75, FP4 Ilford, ISO 125, F8, 35mm B&W film
This gentleman is a lovely bloke and was really easy to chat to, which only made it easier to ask permission to take his photo.
Hope everyone has a great Sunday, until next time…..
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.
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.
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!
The them for this week in 52 week smartphone challenge is Warmth which shouldn’t not have been hard to create an image considering Australia is pretty hot and dry, and we have a 3 day long weekend where most Aussies will spend it at the beach or next to the pool cooking a barbecue.
Every now and then, you spot something a little out of the ordinary and this guy certainly fitted that criteria. Never have I seen someone riding a skateboard whilst using an umbrella!
I pulled over, grabbed the phone and captured the above photo which was taken as cars whizzed past almost obscuring this odd view.
The image was cropped, shadows lightened (pants and shoes), It was a pretty bright day and lowering the brightness and exposure created results that I wasn’t happy with hence I have left it as photographed. I used the mobile app, Snapseed to process the image.
Let me know in the comments section what you use to process your cell phone shots.