In the initial stages of trying my hand at photography, while looking at the images offered online and in books, ones by recognised photographers in their respective fields, I always had it in mind that a good photograph had to be perfect, technically perfect and sharp as a tack. Of course, the images I was admiring were landscapes, portraits, architectural images and the like.
I later discovered (much much later) that what was more important was capturing the scene, with whatever you have, and however you can; if you can get it perfect, good for you, but it was more important to not lose the moment.
This image I had taken back in 2011, but because of the slight motion blur, I relegated it to the unprocessed pile; and since Street Photography was not my calling, but a way to experiment and even capture moments, it didn’t seem too important at the time. I was hunting through an old catalog for some images that a friend wanted, and I came across the image and realised I liked it, I can live with the blur caused by a low shutter speed and a hastily snapped image, because that moment is now gone, but I have something to show for it; while it may not be a technically perfect shot, I realise that I don’t really need anyone but me to like it. 🙂
Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 18-270 | Georgetown, Guyana, 2011
This was taken during the renovation works to the old Central Garage building on Avenue of the Republic, which is now a series of smaller retail stores. In Guyana, we call those carbonated beverages “soft drinks”, the ones Americans fondly call Soda.
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