Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tourists with Cameras


which way to turn
always looking through a lens
not seeing

© 2008, gerald england

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5 comments:

Jazel said...

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Per Stromsjo said...

Good point. I spent an entire night recently literally looking through the lense and somehow missing a lot of the magic. Sometimes one should venture outside without a camera, how's that for a mental challenge?

Alan Summers said...

I agree totally with per stromsjo; sometimes I get more 'photographic memories' if I don't use the camera! ;-)

Gerald, perhaps though we should start a series of 'people watching haiku' now?

As I'm an official people watcher with a camera I'm probably one of the most guilty. ;-)

Per Stromsjo said...

A friend of mine once wanted me to do the video shooting of his child because he felt the camera created a distance between him and the kid.

In the case of us (hobby) photographers I suppose it's a matter of concentration. Same thing with an athlete, I guess. They focus on doing their thing and miss most of the atmosphere at the event.

Hyde DP said...

An earlier one of fine that touched the same theme is http://ackworthborn.blogspot.com/2008/07/through-window.html

In this case I watch the birds and have given up trying to photograph them.