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

Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Past.

Today, as one of the first snows fall of the winter, I looked back over some of my images of summer. It has been a mild summer however and without a trip to Sydney between Christmas and New Year one would not have raised a sweat. Luckily I was able to garner a few snaps of a stereotypical Australian summer.
I do like the last shot of this set, the wide angle of the Sigma 10-20 / F4-5.6 really comes into its own here.

Manly Wharf

Children playing in a fountain

Australian summer at the beach

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