What’s in your photo?

As the famous television ad states…

“What’s in your wallet?”

I’m asking the question of “what’s in your photo”?

When you take a photo, what is it that your trying to say? Does your photo do more than just capture the moment? Does it also capture what it’s like to be in that moment?

Of course you can’t smell what’s in a photo, or feel the breeze like you did as you stood there and took the photo… 

Or can you?

What do you see when you look at this photo?

Now what do you feel?

Yes, you can see the buildings and the people.  You can also see the rising sun casting shadows in the morning light. Or was the sun going down in the evening that cast those shadows on the city ground? Are those people enjoing the begining of a beautiful day or are they winding down after a longs day’s work?

Is it the crisp morning air or the warm humid evening that you feel when you see this picture? 

I could tell you the answers to all of those questions… but I’m not going to. I want to know what world your mind puts together when you look this picture.

It’s like reading a book. You use your imagination to create a world in your head from all of the words you are absorbing. When two people read the same book, what world those words create in each ones mind is completely different.

The same goes for photos. When one picture is viewed by different people, wouldn’t it be neat to know what each one really see’s?

Here’s another photo for you to look at…

Without me telling you anything about this picture, what is it you really see?

What do you smell and hear? What world do you see?

And one more before I end for the day.

So with that, I’ll ask once more…

What’s in your photo?

In need of technical help!

Alright travel photography friends…

I am looking to replace my current camera which is a Canon 70D.

I love the camera, but it is quite heavy for what I am using it for. I am weighing my options as far as a smaller more compact camera. Mirrorless? Who has used these? Do you like them?

My main focus is being able to travel with less bulk but yet still have the ability for amazing pictures. Fast focus, image stability etc… all the good stuff!

Any and all thought on this will be much appreciated and I look forward to hearing what you have for me!

Thanks in advance!

What a Trip…

So this will be a very quick post, as I just wanted to make sure you all know that I didn’t forget about you! We are now back home from our amazing trip and slowly but surly getting back into the swing of things. This time around the time change didn’t hurt us as bad as it usually does, which is great, but the cold and flu bug decided to visit me instead. I never get sick, but this was a doozy.

So now that normal life has found us again, I will have some time to start sorting through the thousands of pictures we took and get my things in order for my next post! Until then, I just wanted to share a handful of my favorite photos (so far) with you and hope you come back to see some more later!

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 The trip…so far! 

So without a computer, I won’t write too much but I wanted to get some photos out there for those who are following along on our trip! It’s been a joy so far, and we aren’t even a week in!

So, let’s begin…

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The countdown is almost over!

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Alright everyone, tomorrow at this time we will be in the air and on our way to our first stop, Boston MA. I have been to Boston a few times but this will be Paul’s first. We have a good amount of time to get out and walk around, as we are there for one overnight with plenty of extra time to explore!

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The question…

While we were talking, I was recently asked by a co-worker and friend after she had read my last post, Faces, “Do you believe in God?”

My answer came as quickly as she asked it… “Absolutely… Don’t you?” I asked, but already knew what her answer would be just by the way she asked it.

“I’m an atheist, but truly believe in a ‘higher’ power”.

I’m not a very “quick thinking” guy when it comes to words while being put on the spot, my words come more naturally to me when I get the chance to sit down and write them out.

It wasn’t until after our conversation that I thought of what I wished I would have said.

“How can you not?” is simple as it sounds.

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