I have started a dedicated blog site with more frequent updates and a focus on interaction. The Craft of Light can be found at www.franzoiphotography.co.nz
“One day many years ago a man walked along and stood in the sound of the ocean on a cold sunless shore and said, "We need a voice to call across the water, to warn ships; I'll make one. I'll make a voice like all of time and all of the fog that ever was; I'll make a voice that is like an empty bed beside you all night long, and like an empty house when you open the door, and like trees in autumn with no leaves. A sound like the birds flying south, crying, and a sound like November wind and the sea on the hard, cold shore. I'll make a sound that's so alone that no one can miss it, that whoever hears it will weep in their souls, and hearths will seem warmer, and being inside will seem better to all who hear it in the distant towns. I'll make me a sound and an apparatus and they'll call it a Fog Horn and whoever hears it will know the sadness of eternity and the briefness of life."
The Fog Horn blew.”
― Ray Bradbury, The Fog Horn
No fog horn needed here today as the tide was very far out and there were no ships or boats. Just the birds, the pollution and the mud. This is Thames, the place with the oldest (still operating) hospital in new Zealand. The pollution isn't visible much on this photo but my FB photos show that there is indeed a big "footprint of man" in this place.
A blog seems a funny thing really, is one supposed to write down all the innermost thoughts and ruminations that churn through the head? Who on earth would be interested? Perhaps the idea of blogging is for a therapeutic benefit? I could run with that. I love preserving moments in picture form so why not words?
Today was a therapeutic day! It was the mist over the farmlands as we drove the 2 hours it takes to get to Auckland city, that started the process. I discovered that I can actually point the camera out the window whilst travelling at 100km an hour and get a somewhat decent picture! I never used to be able to. I have tried before, but nothing 'develop-worthy' ever came of it. The picture below, plus one other on Franzoi Photography on Facebook, were taken just as above. The settings for this shot are f/8 1/1250 ISO800 55mm.
What fun it was whizzing along, with my mind set in composition mode, my left hand at the ready on the window wind down button and all my reflexes buzzing.
Try it sometime and share your results.
"We can't know what's going to happen. We can just try to figure it out as we go along. -Roger Sullivan".
3rd place - New Zealand National Award - Sony World Photography Awards - Scoop Article 20 March 2013
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams