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

Thursday, July 21, 2011

European Vacation snapshots 1

We arrived in London in 1998 a few days after the first anniversary of Princess Diana's death. Large crowds and an even larger sea of flowers were found around her London home, Kensington Palace.

Pentax IQ Zoom Ezy and cheap film

This image is of the River Liffey in Dublin.

Pentax IQ Zoom Ezy and cheap film

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