A Question Of Perspective

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There’s a book out called “Zen Camera” that I just ordered. It links mindful thinking with photography. This image is my first under the influence of that book. It’s a feeble attempt to question what’s the real subject of this photograph. 

How about the lock on the chain?

A 7AM Meditation

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Today’s early morning was a sodden soggy mess. The rain was pelting down so hard that even in bed with the windows closed tightly, the rain’s steady, strangely soothing hiss could easily be heard over the hum of the ceiling fan.

A lovely form of meditation could be achieved by just lying still and listening.

The Gigantic Colossal Very Huge Yawn

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I would prefer to believe she was thinking of our present political situation and this was a scream instead of a yawn.

Boys Will Be Boys

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He went on to climb higher until his mother, in no uncertain terms, intervened.

Do We Really Ever Know?

 

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Taking street photographs the way I do, sometimes provides me the opportunity to peer a little bit into people’s lives. For instance this man was sitting next to a guy who sells a paper called Spare Change News. Money raised from selling this publication helps raise money for the homeless. 

On face value one might guess my subject is just a street bum. But looking closer at his tie, his tee shirt and the gentle look in his eyes makes me think that he has a back story listening too.

Context, Context Context!!

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Only recently have I begun to have more faith in shooting wider. My Ricoh GR has an excellent 28mm lens but because it also has an ASPC sensor, I have tended to crop a lot of my photographs since, even cropped, there is enough detail left in what remains. Lately it seems my vision can take in and use more elements on the edges of the photo. This is kind of a photograph breakthrough for me.

Dark Door

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Avoiding things. I’m an expert. Yet putting things off hardly ever solves anything. So why do we keep doing it? Because we’re either lazy or scared of the unknown. Neither is a valid excuse.

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