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, February 22, 2015

Trip Down The River

Took a leisurely drive through the Tamar Valley yesterday. It was the middle of the day and the lighting was quite harsh so I thought I would try a few different styles of processing the resulting images. Probably not a good idea to mix styles in the one post, but then again, it's my blog and my snapshots.

All images were taken with the Pentax K5iis with the HD DA35 f2.8 Ltd Macro.

Batman Bridge

Looking up the Tamar River

Lack of wind

Heading down river

The BBQ area

Gravelly Beach

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