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, January 22, 2015

Down By The River

Winter was very mild last year and Summer has not shown itself to be anything special either as yet. For the past week we have had temperatures in the mid to high 20's and often rain or drizzle to go with it.
This is a location that I have photographed often but on hot humid days such as today the locals head down to cool off. The temperature today is 29C and we are forecast for some rain.

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