Posts Tagged ‘scene’

Photo Friday: Homeless

January 20, 2017

I was watching an interview with a famous photographer, and something he said just clicked with me.  “Our purpose as photographers is not to change the world, but to draw attention to it.”  How can those with the ability to make effective changes in the world ever make those changes without knowing where the problem is.  Whether you’re a nature photographer, or a photojournalist in a war zone, you are out in the world inspiring others into action to make a better world.

Now, that’s enough of the soap box speech.  On to today’s photograph.  Recently, while out on the streets of Portland, I noticed a woman sitting on the sidewalk, holding a sign about being homeless.  People were walking around her, trying to avoid eye contact.  In this shot, I chose not to show her face so I can show the background, and to give it an “any city” feel.  This is a scene that is played out in every city across the country, and in the rest of the world.  I would go so far as to say this is a timeless problem.

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First Look Photo: Cloudscape

November 30, 2016

I love clouds.  They are beautiful, dramatic, and no two cloud formations are ever the same.  The reason I call today’s photo a cloudscape, and not a landscape, is the majority of the shot is about the clouds, and the interplay of light and shadow from the early approach of the sun on the scene.

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Day 69: The Day After

March 2, 2012

The Day After

 

The world seems quiet

This day after the storm,

The world is white

The air is cold,

This is supposed to be

Winter’s norm.

 

The Winter was dry

No blanket for the ground,

The ground needed

Snow for the plants,

Now with Spring’s approach

Spring blooms will abound.

 

So try to have

Good thoughts of snow,

The Earth will drink

And nourish the plants,

Because of this weather

A better spring you will know.