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

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Winter Landscapes

We are starting to really get some of our Winter weather now. I went for a drive out around Caveside and Meander the other day to capture some images of the snow. I really thought there would have been more but unfortunately not. These images were all taken with the K10 and Sigma APO DG 70-300 f4-5.6. Not a favorite lens but the best of the long lenses that I have.

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