The Deck – Week 33


At the risk of looking like a total idiot, I went onto the road at midday yesterday for this week’s Deck photograph, walked under a few of the trees lining Avenue of the Republic, stood as close to centre under each as I could get and pointed the camera upwards.  Needless to say, I drew a few stares, lots of people wondering if the chinaman had finally lost all his marbles, or if there was a cat up the tree (we don’t see many cats up trees in Guyana, must be a northern thing)

This was one of the few “planned” shots, I usually wing it, go out and see what there is to see, but this was something I genuinely wanted to try out, so I took several photographs under the trees, trying to get the composition that was in my mind’s eye.  This is why I do not plan these things, you never get what the mind’s eye conjures up.  After several tries I got what I thought was the one I was looking for.  I still went out later with Nikhil, to take a walk and see what else I might get for the day, unfortunately the light was not co-operating with us at all yesterday, if you are one of those people unfortunate enough to get my personal email updates you’ll see some of the other image I retrieved from the day 🙂

Now, without boring you with too much chatter about the other images I took, here’s this week’s photo for the 2010 Deck:

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8 thoughts on “The Deck – Week 33

  1. Well I am sure you and I (singly and collectively) have looked like idiots in the pursuit of good photos in the past, and I am sure we will again in the future. While it is a lot harder to brave it alone, it is definitely something to get used to and get past 🙂

    Whoever though you looked silly will forget in 5 minutes, but a good photo will be around forever (or a very long time).

  2. Ever thought about doing a workshop? I’ve seen online many workshops, and thought why not have something like that in Guyana. Anyone interesting in getting together and photographing a subject?

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