April 17, 2015 § 2 Comments
Each week it is hard to make a choice of a photo for the Deck Project, mostly because its hard to separate the emotion involved with the image at the time of it’s being taken and the merits of the image itself, but for Week 8 of 2015, I think it’s mostly because I think to myself that I came away from that week, which was mostly Mashramani images, with what I thought of as very uninspiring and “average” images.
Seven weeks later and I was finally able to look at them and chose one that I felt was different, or maybe just not the “usual” of the crop.
Am I happy with it? Yes. There are quite a few that I’m happy with, but it seems to me that I now want a little “more” from my images than just the “pretty picture”. I’m not there yet, but I’ll keep trying.
Context: this reveler was very close up behind the truck, it was 3 in the afternoon, although the sky was partially overcast, the sun was shining nicely down on the parade at this point.
Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF24-105mm f/4L
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February 19, 2015 § 1 Comment
A street photograph – as much as I can get one :-)
It really needs very few words, but what caught my attention was the way the police officer and her companion deliberately walked diagonally off the pedestrian crossing…
In Guyana… is just suh!
2014 | Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-50mm
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February 12, 2015 § 1 Comment
I almost regret using the photo “Removing the Lines” for the Four Days, Four Photos challenge that James Broscombe had set for Nikhil and I… It is a photo that had something to say… and would have allowed me to have something to say too :-)
That left me going through the rest of my week’s haul looking for something that stood out :-)
Although I go out with hopes of getting nice landscapes or seascapes, I am usually also looking for anything else that might be useful to my own vision of my photography, and recently, I’ve been shooting some unusual scenes (for me, anyway)
This is one I think that is more Nikhil’s subject type, but not necessarily his style, There was something about the way the shadow fell that caught my attention, and then the way the shadow changed as the surface upon which it fell changed made me look again.
In this light (no pun intended) I was drawing a comparison to the way our actions and our attitudes to others often elicit different reactions and responses from each person, while we cannot control or even predict how others react to what we say or do, we should be observant of that reaction, so that we may learn from it, and be aware of it for future reference.
All shadows are not equal, and each shadow changes with the surface upon which it is cast, sometimes the shadow is sharp, and defined, at other times it can be diffused or even murky.
Canon EOS 6D, Canon 24-105mm | 1/320s, f/10, ISO200
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February 6, 2015 § 2 Comments
A new Koker takes shape at Buxton.
In the context of current instability mostly due to imminent elections in Guyana, this can lend some social commentary, if one chose to look at it from certain vantage points.
You may have to look twice, but there is dog running away from it all in the scene.
I leave the storytelling to your own imaginations :-)
Buxton, East Coast Demerara | 2015 | Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 10-20mm
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February 2, 2015 § 2 Comments
So, words almost failed me when it came to describing this photo for you (not that I need to describe it… you have eyes), maybe the few I could muster will suffice:
Stand to stretch your legs,
Stand to rise above,
Stand to show respect,
Stand to see beyond,
Stand and face the future,
Stand and feel the breeze,
Stand and show defiance,
Stand for who you are.
2015 | Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, Guyana
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January 30, 2015 § 2 Comments
This is Georgetown, Guyana, if you walk through the streets, you’re bound to come across a few characters before you walk a few city blocks, photographing them is a whole different story.
Most people are very wary of cameras, they believe you’re either some foreigner trying to “make money off their image” or “from the papers”, apparently people just being photographers who do it for fun or for art isn’t something they’ve quite gotten used to as yet.
When Nikhil pointed out this man to me, we were walking toward the curb, and I quickly snapped photos from the hip… almost like a spray and pray technique :-)
I had the Canon EOS 60D with the Canon 40mm pancake lens on, as I never did get the “shoot from the hip” method quite right, this one had to have some rotational cropping done to make it presentable, but I really wanted one to share as there was something about this fellow that made a photo compelling.
Seen large, he’s wearing a t-shirt (or vest) under that shirt that has USA emblazoned across the chest… :-)
2015 | Canon EOS 60D, Canon 40mm Pancake Lens
Click on the image to see it in the Gallery along with some other attempts at street photography