Thursday, 29 October 2009

Autumn Marsh Sunset

Had a terrible night last night, youngest had his first seasonal bout of croup (he gets it a lot) resulting in me sleeping (I use the term loosely) on the floor in his room.

Today in contrast was a lovely day, my kids (despite the night's excitement) were in a lovely, fun mood, I had a very productive time working, I took a trip to the lovely seaside town of Hythe, and finally, got to see this amazing sunset.

"When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul. "

It *is* well...

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Marketplace Girl

Job Done!
Originally uploaded by Way Ahead Photography
"It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary." (David Bailey)

One of my final photos for the Ashford project, and one of my favourite photos I've ever taken. So far!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Why Am I Doing This?

"Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustable well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even concieve of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even that. How many times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless." (Paul Bowles - "The Sheltering Sky")

Sometimes you've just got to take photos for fun. If you ever lose sight of that, then it's no longer a passion. It just becomes another job...

Photography should be about capturing moments, stopping time and remembering that which is important. It should not be about earning money, or chasing fame and fortune. Sadly it's an easy trap to fall into in the world we live in where everybody wants to be somebody.