Sandias ((Watermelons) / iPhone 6 Plus / Snapseed
This is not a good photograph. I know that. But I like looking at it. Besides, I’m trying to make a point, here.
No one needs to see all those images you’ve taken just because “film” is essentially free, now, in this digital age.
But you don’t need to dump them all either. You may go through a bunch today and find a gem, something that you can really make something of.
Months later you might go through the same batch and find something totally different but as good or maybe even better.
Anyway, they all have the potential to stir your own memories, your emotions, and thereby add to the soup that is your creativity.
That’s the case with this one. I shot it with my iPhone through a dirty bus window on my way from Merida to Valladolid on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. The bus was moving, I had only a split second to grab a shot. No time to mess with settings. No time to think. I just shot it. I’m glad I did.
I’m also happy that I didn’t delete it. Instead, I cleaned it up the best I could, cropped it and tweaked it a bit in Snapseed and allowed my eye and my mind to wander around in it. I remembered the refreshing taste of a cool crisp watermelon on a hot day. I wondered about the people in the image and about their day, their lives. I spotted the bicycle lying on the ground and was reminded of my beloved boyhood bike from so many years ago. I wondered about the person casting a shadow in the left foreground
It takes me back. Back to a time and a place and feelings that might otherwise have slipped away.
No, it’s not a “good” photograph, but I’m glad I have it. I hope you can see past its faults and derive some little pleasure from it, too.
This is from my recent visit with @SteveBundy and @SteveImmel, on our drive up the high road to Taos, following our shoot at the lowrider car show in Española.
Another shot from Cowboy Camp.
Candid street photography, using an iPhone, is even possible from the window of a car, if you're stopped in traffic, as I was one day just before my recent trip to Mexico.
Let's here it in the comments for this young man and his horse.
Well, kids, this is going to be a short post. I just put in a pretty grueling 12 hour day at the Charreada, I'm beat, and I have tons of photos to process, batteries to recharge, and feet to soak. Here's one of my favorite shots from the day…
IPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed
TINY CHARRO / Panasonic Lumix FZ20 / ACDSee / Gimp
Back we go to the world of children and horses, with this handsome little blue eyed Charrito that I spotted at the regional championships of Charrería in Puebla, Mexico.
I just realized that it has been too long since my last Charreada. Hmmm, is that what's making my feet itch? Or is it the snow outside my window? Or is it both?
It's both. And more. Time to get scratching!
FIRST HAIRCUT / iPhone 6+ / PhotoForge 2
Street photography. People watching. Light and color. Walking the streets, whether near home or while traveling. These are things I truly enjoy. Capturing candid moments, human interactions, being aware, attuned, ready.
Later, at home, or back in my room, to relive those moments, enhance the images, share them; this I also enjoy.
On the streets of Valladolid, Mexico, a fraction of a second. On my iPad, a chance to slow down, savor, develop, improve. Published here, shared with the world, with you.
Time for you, I hope, to pause for a moment. Look, really look. Complete the story in your own mind. To comment and share your thoughts, here and with your friends. On Facebook, Twitter, by email or sms.
Face of a Saint XXVII / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1439
I did lock myself in my room today, and I now have a video demo to show you. But it's late, and I don't want to miss check out time tomorrow. I think it wise to wait until tomorrow, after I've had a chance to go over it with a fresh eye. Also, I will need to figure out how best to present it.
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