This was taken from my recent trip to Florence, Italy
Even on a cold morning like this morning these two found time .... at 8 AM ..
I was so fascinated today watching this man fish.He was so focused throwing the net over and over catching small fish. He walked up and down the surf with his eyes never leaving the water.The man with the bucket just followed him, back and forth.
Walking back and forth on boardwalk you see many images. This one again is with my iphone. The seagull looks very hungry.
I started walking every morning. This morning the sky was spectacular. Of course I did not have my camera but I did have my iphone. So many ways to snap a picture these days. Technology is advancing at such a fast pace. With all of my training of F-Stops, Shutter speeds , lighting, in this case it did not matter. The picture presented itself and the phone was all I had.
When people create public art on walls and then more people create graffiti and paint on top of that art and then someone takes a photo of that art the question becomes "Who's art is it?"
I woke up thinking of Henri Cartier-Bresson this morning. He has always been one of my all time idols in Photography.
"There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative," he said. "Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever."Bernstein, Adam (August 5, 2004). "The Acknowledged Master of the Moment". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 4, 2010
When I see an image, I know, I must drop everything and take the shot , because if I hesitate, or take the time to even switch lenses the moment will be gone.
Today change begins. Leaving a job I have held for 26 years 9 months. On to the next adventure.