framing an emotion

Photography for me is mostly an emotionally driven exercise.

While some people will drown their feelings in a few bottles of beer, photography as an alternative is a more productive outlet that is as satisfying as writing down deep seated thoughts in a journal.

After doing that, it is easier to move on and look at the situation on a bigger scope, and hopefully on the brighter side.  Most often than not, it was really nothing but too much focus on ourselves.

And that is very normal and unsurprising because each one of us is the star in our individual lives, where everything else revolves around.

So the next time you think a storm is about to come, hit the road and follow the sun.

Thanks for dropping by and wishing you all a great week ahead!

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25 thoughts on “framing an emotion

    • Thanks. I just chanced upon them resting by the side of the road and had a little chat with them. I usually stay long enough for people to get comfortable with my presence.

  1. What’s not to love about the Fujinon 18mm F/2.0 fixed lens? I was using mine just yesterday as I photographed an old steam locomotive along the Pacific Ocean. It allows me to get physically close yet encompass the whole scene in one shot.

    The first two frames of this post remind me that kids are the same regardless of their nationality or location. Those two boys could have been my brother and me 58 years ago. We lived those years in the Midwest of the United States. It was a hot, sunny area in the breadbasket state of Illinois. We would run around playing with little regard to our lack of clothing including our love for simple flip-flops on our feet. Even though our German lineage gave us blond hair our constant exposure to the Summer sun left our exposed bodies deeply tanned. It was a carefree time where we carried a bottle crate picking up glass soda bottle for the deposit money at our local grocer. Thanks for the memories of a simpler time in my life. 🙂

    • Now that’s a very lovely picture you’re describing. I can’t help but draw an image of a couple of kids walking down a quiet road surrounded by wheat fields as far as the eye can see, one of them pulling a wagon, backlit by the sunset just over the horizon. I would definitely enjoy shooting the wide landscapes you have, which is a very far concept from the inhabited country roads here that are rapidly becoming crowded.

      I fully agree with you on the 18mm.. except in situations where you’re just too far away from what you’d like to shoot and can’t go any nearer, but I’m not complaining. I’m happy with this piece of glass.

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  3. I really enjoy learning from your pics. I’m new to photography and still experimenting. I’ve always been hesitant when taking pics of people. I feel like I’m invading their privacy. How do I get past that? Asking permission upsets the natural setting. Keep up the good work

    • I interact with people instead of asking permission; it makes them much more comfortable. With a little patience, they will go back to what they were doing and by then they wouldn’t mind you taking photos. It might be different in other countries where people are more concerned about their individual privacy, but what’s important is to respect the person(s) in the frame.
      Good luck!

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