Why Snapshot?

To my mind there is a vast difference between a photograph and a snapshot.
A photograph is made, the photographer has a vision for the image in mind and sets about creating it. Waiting for the right light or weather conditions and often visiting the scene several times to get it just right.
A snapshot on the other hand is taken as the opportunity arises, often with minimal thought. It is what we do on holiday, when out with family, it aids us in remembering those moments long past.
Having said that, many snapshots are perfect, just like the postcard, whilst some photographs, despite the time and effort, look like a hurried snapshot.
I take mainly snapshots, but occasionally, I get a beautiful photograph.

More of my images can be seen on smugmug and on flickr

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lost Images. No.1

Last year my uncle purchased a 1970,s style airline travel bag full of old slides at an auction. Knowing of my interest in photography he was kind enough to give them to me. I have been looking through them and thought I may post one a month here. They seem to be mainly holiday/family pictures predominantly in Tasmania I believe.
Here is the fist of the series.


I assume this was roadkill but there are other pictures with more dead animals so perhaps not.

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