thursday’s special: pair


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weekly photo challenge: a face in the crowd

The human body speaks…very loudly through its postures and movements.  More and more I’m finding that photographers who create street images from perspectives other than direct portraiture opens me to ponder individual humans stories that speak through the body’s emotional expressions which often are distracted from by a smile, an eye glimmer, a hair cut, a style of dress, etc.

images submitted in response to Erica’s photo challenge:  A Face in the Crowd

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: letter x

The wind whistles in the bamboo

and the bamboo dances.

When the wind stops,

the bamboo grows still.

A silver bird

flies over the autumn lake.

When it has passed,

the lake’s surface does not try

to hold on to the image of the bird.

~Poems by Vietnamese Dhyana Master Hai (Ocean of Fragrance)

Cited:  Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of The Buddha’ Teachings


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

xdrive photography – 19 – high speed photography revisited

After my initial posting, I found myself motivated to revisit Spring Creek trail with more intention to pay attention to Raj’s (XDrive ) high speed lesson.  He noted that this high speeds allows the photographer to freeze motion as it permits “only a fraction of a second for the sensor to ‘see’ the scene” and the sensor “is going to record things at standstill even though they are moving.”

Nikon D750  f/5.6  1/2,000   300mm   ISO 800
Nikon D750  f/5.6  1/3,200  300mm  ISO 800
Nikon D750  f/5.6  1/3,200  300mm  ISO 800
Nikon D750  f/5.6  1/3,200  300mm  ISO 800

Thank you Raj…this lesson plan opened up a whole new visual world as well as shed some light into the importance of intention and attitude within the creative process of photography.

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