Friday, July 11, 2008

Vacation!


I went to a gallery show of street photography last night, where this photo by my friend Jesse was among those exhibited. It was interesting to see what caught the judges’ eyes, and to speculate about what made each photo successful. I love Jesse’s pic and most of the others, but a few were a bit bewildering. Several of us agreed that good street photography involves a precise combination of luck and skill -- being in the right place at the right time with the right equipment and settings. Sometimes those mysterious powers converge and a brilliant image is the result.

Starting today I’m off on vacation -- a 10-day trip to see my family and friends in Florida. I don’t plan to blog during this time, because I think I need a vacation from blogging just as much as I do anything else! (Besides, I don’t travel with my computer, so I’d have to use my mom’s, and that involves more complications.)

I’ll be posting again on the 21st and thereafter. Everyone stay cool until then!

(Photo: Chains and shadows in Dumbo, Brooklyn, June 2008)

10 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

Nice pic. Yes, luck and skill ... isn't that a part of all good photography?

Have a great vaca...see you on the flip side.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

sounds like a good show - kudos to your friend for being part of it.

have a wonderful vacation! look forward to more shadows and light when you return!!!

Barbara said...

We will miss your words and pictures. Enjoy The Sunshine State! Wear your sunscreen! (I guess you don't need two mothers...) See you when you return. By then I will have gone and returned from Chautauqua, the last of my travels for a long, long time.

R.L. Bourges said...

brilliant shot. Enjoy your break and say hi to Florida for me.

Utahdog! said...

When I sit down at her machine to blog, you won't be able to help yourself!!

tut-tut said...

Have a great time! Chedwick said you had an interesting post a while back on Pinkberry. Can you send me the link?

Kenneth Walsh said...

Have a great trip. We need to talk about DC next month ...

Gary said...

I like his photo as well.

I guess you won't read this until you return home so instead of saying "Have a good time" I'll write "I hope you had a good time".

Pod said...

have fun Telly
;0)

Anil P said...

To capture the dynamic on the street it is as important to be able to anticipate, which in turn demands that one recognise a story unfolding on the street.

If ever you come across the works of the Indian Photo Journalist, Raghu Rai, do take a look. He is incomparable in the art of street photography.

I believe several American Art Galleries have his exhibits on permanent display, though I don't know which. At the moment the National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay, is hosting a retrospective on Raghu Rai.