Just a photo.
I’ve had it processed for about a month now, but after waiting for the right words to say, I figured I’d just share it 🙂
Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 10-20mm | 2016
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Just a photo.
Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, Guyana.
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I don’t want to be the one telling you a story in words, I want to be the one telling you a story in a photo, but who’s story is it?
Are you seeing and interpreting the scene in the same way I do? Does it matter?
The photograph as it was taken tells one story, what that story is may be entirely up to the viewer, after I have processed it, there are some subtle and some not so subtle changes to the finished image (not edited, nothing has been taken out or added), in this manner, I hope to direct the line of thinking in a certain way, whether it works or not is another matter, but in this way I am interpreting the scene my way, and lending to it my feelings; how the viewer sees it is still up to the viewer.
Many people take scenes literally, others concoct long tales based on the elements in the frame, others may just have an emotional reaction but not know precisely why; if it affects you, then I am happy.
At Day’s End – 14-3289 | Lusignan, East Coast Demerara | 2014
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Some photos have a way of leaving you feeling unsettled, or just not quite right…
Awry 15-9930 | Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, Guyana | 2015
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Growing up in Guyana, a joyride meant what it sounded like, jumping on a bicycle/ motorcycle and going out for a ride with friends and having fun, but it seems that up north it means and meant a completely different thing… I guess we were wrong.
Joyride – 16-1823 | Canon EOS 60D, Sigm 10-20mm | 2016, Lusignan, E.C.D, Guyana
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When I had taken this photo a year ago, I knew that I would like the final result, not perfect, but it has that bit of “soul” that I always want in a photo. Originally I had stopped to take a photo of just the shack, then my daughters and niece came along playing around it, as Christine climbed in and sat, I decided that this was going to work even better.
The title came from some random thoughts jumping around my head, originally I wanted there to be a reference to the type of hut; it’s a fisherman’s hut by the ocean, but no title immediately popped to mind.
As I thought about it, the phrase “Fishers of Men” came to mind (a phrase used by Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew), but with the girl in the photo, that didn’t work, then her name correlated somewhat with that idea, Christine, from the word Christ (as in Jesus Christ), and then it suddenly dawned on me that Jesus was often referred to as the son of a Carpenter, and Christine’s father is a Carpenter, so voila!
It’s a stretch, but it works for me.
This is also one of the photos that sat on an SD card for a year, to think I almost lost it…
The Carpenter’s Daughter | 2015 | Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 10-20mm | Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, Guyana, South America.
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Finding Treasure. That’s what it feels like when you pop a memory card into your camera and realize that it is full of images from a year ago, it was a 4GB card, but it was full of RAW files.
I don’t recall how it is that I never copied off the images, but given that it was not one of the cards I normally use, but more of a backup or emergency use card, it seems that I forgot that I had used it for a few days of shooting.
As is usual for me, it will take time to get to the images, but here is one that I spotted and wanted to share.
Canon EOS 60D | Sigma 10-20 | Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, Guyana
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