Sometimes you just get lucky and find a potential subject to photograph without even thinking about it. But you have to have your camera with you to get that photograph, although nowadays, that’s not too hard, as most people who have a cell phone have a camera with them. According to Mylio
….it’s estimated that about 7.5 billion people will be living on our planet in 2017. Let’s say 5 billion have a mobile phone and approximately 80% of those phones have a built-in camera. That comes to about 4 billion people who can take photographs with their phones. It’s further estimated that on average they each take 10 photographs per day – 3650 per year. That’s a whopping 14,600,000,000,000 photographs annually…or to put it another way, just over 14 trillion photographs.
So when Ralph Gibson said in 1972;
Traditionally, photography has dealt with recording the world as it is found. Before photography appeared the fine artists of the time, the painters and sculptors, concerned themselves with rendering reality with as much likeness as their skill enabled. Photography, however, made artistic reality much more available, more quickly and on a much broader scale.
Ralph had no idea of the impact that cell phones would have to the world of photography. Certainly, photographs can be made available much more quickly, one click of a button and you can share a photograph with the world. And with so many people using the camera in their cell phones, there’s no doubt it’s on a much broader scale. But how many of those 14 trillion photographs are artistic…….
Several years back I had the good fortune to be in Universal Studios, Florida. It was coming up to Halloween and the props guys were setting up some special scenes in the streets.
I’ve got a feeling they both had something to do with Terminator, they were still setting up, so it’s hard to be sure.
Anyway, that’s it for this week. here’s what other bloggers are saying about this weeks challenge.
Die and Dazzle – Fill and Feel
On the road through my lens – And the penny drops…
Steps A Round – Kimberly Balles Photography
Deep in Thought- The Road Taken – Rebecca Wiseman Portfolio
Louise-in-Btween- Embracing the Day Sunrise Road
Jackobo’s Photoblog The Road to the Top
Simply Photos Mule Train Route
Anvica’s gallery The Road Taken
The Yorkshire Dales – Elaine’s Journey of Spiritual Awakening
Weekly Photo Challenge- The Road Taken – NJClicks
Late again! I had every intention of getting this weeks challenge in early but with No 1 son home at the moment my time has been taken up with going out with him on various photography trips. We don’t get to see him that often, as he lives on the other side of the world so it’s nice to catch up and indulge in a practice we both share. Anyway better late than never for Looking Up. This week I’ve got a stone pillar from Wells cathedral in Somerset. These massive stone columns support the roof of the cathedral.
Next, it’s the Breitling Wing Walkers. Those daring young ladies who strap themselves to an aircraft and are thrown about the sky as those aircraft perform a series of aerobatic moves. I wonder if they have anything to eat before performing.
Finally, three massive cranes from Clydeport, Greenock in Scotland. These cranes are used at the container and cruise terminal.
Well that’s it for this week. Next week I’m at the Mach Loop for a few days so hopefully I will be able to get some photographs of military aircraft flying low through the valleys, here in North Wales.
As usual, here what other bloggers have said about this weeks challenge;
Look Up Chattanooga – xtracheeseplease
Look Up #Photography Day220 – Shantanu Chandra Photography
Leanne Murphy Eucalypts near Beechworth
Indira’s Blog Weekly Photo Challenge- Look Up
Petra Omoregie Caroline Look up
handbagladyblog Day 10 of my 30 Day Challenge
A Texan’s View of Upstate New York New York Sunsets
Photographs by Timothy S. Allen Weekly Photo Challenge – Looking Up
Danny’s Photographs Look Up In San Francisco
Simple seagull – Kee Wynne Photography
I’m off to Berlin, Monday. For my American readers that’s Berlin, Europe not one of the many Berlins that happen to be in the USA. Just for added interest I’m now starting with a cold. I can feel the early stages coming on. Just what I really want. Which brings me to my state of mind. At the moment I’m not exactly in the mood to consider going out at night to photograph magnificent structures like the Brandenburg Gate.
No, maybe I’ll just stick to Street Photography this trip.
After intensively exploring many genres over the last 30 plus years I have, in recent years, focused on Street Photography as an outlet for my photographic energies. Street Photography is somewhat of a misnomer as it can be practiced anywhere people are photographed in the environment in which they are found. For some, myself included, being a photographer is as much a state of mind. – Michael Dubiner
But there again, when there are other magnificent monuments in the city, it would be too good an opportunity to miss. Look at the Soviet War Memorial in the Tiergarten which I photographed just before sunset. That setting sun really highlights the gold lettering
And what about the area around the Europa Centre, with the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, which was destroyed in 1943, and new modern church right beside it.
Right, that’s it for this week. I’ve just found out that my ultra-modern hotel does not offer free Wi-Fi. Would you believe it in this day and age? So it looks like I might be dark until the end of this week. Roaming costs in Europe are still horribly expensive, especially for data.
Here’s what other bloggers are saying about this weeks challenge;
Mainline_Matter Matchless State Of Mind
Inspired And When The Fog Lifted…
Carto’s Logbook State Of Mind — Boy & Girl
Julia’s Odyssey State of Mind – WPC
STREET-PHOTOGRAPHY – COLLAGE state-of-mind
Lonely Travelog State of Mind
Julie Powell – Photographer & Graphic Artist WPC – State of Mind
Maria Jansson Photography State Of Mind
Laidig’s Broadway Waste of Mind-
Half a photograph Cheery
A treat for me is to be out with the camera taking photographs, especially if I’m in the National Park. But this week in a change I’m going to show some food. Different I know, especially as I very rarely photograph food.
We eat good food to keep our bodies healthy. I digest good photos as my visual nutrition. If I go too long without looking at good work, I feel starved. – Matt Hevezi
In my opinion it’s there to be eaten. not photographed. Besides if your messing with a camera the food is getting cold or it’s melting.
But I once attended a catering competition where fancy small nibbles, doubling as a main meal were laid out for photographing. What’s wrong with this? There’s not enough.
Have you ever gone to a restaurant where they serve minuscule sized treats and then expect you to pay a fortune for it?
I have and I came away disappointed. Had to stop off for a curry on the way home. anyway I digress.
Now these might look nice and they probably taste great but c’mon give me something I can get my teeth into.
Photography and tasty food are same. When a Master Chef can explain all ingredients in a proportionate measured level while making a dish, my mom makes it more better with approximate handful guess of ingredients at home. While learning photography, learn all the rules but according to ur creativity one can break with lot of inputs on ur own when u r in the field.. Tasty food & a good photograph matters. – Lakshman Iyer
My final photograph is absolutely beautiful. I wish I had the skill to create something like this.
I mean, how beautiful is that?
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I was thinking about this weeks challenge, deciding whether or not to show the photographs in Black and White or Colour. Why the big think? All of my photographs this week are of buildings. Specifically building in Hong Kong and I did think B+W might be better to show them
In the end I decide to settle for colour…did I do right?
Now the theme is grid and as you can see I have loosely interpreted that them. I suppose in the photograph above there is a sort of grid on the windows of the building to the left. The one below does have much more of a grid on some of the buildings. I particularly like the building with the portholes. What about you?
Now this is definitely a grid – in both buildings it’s evident so success I have managed to make the challenge.
I hope you enjoyed the photographs this week – Mike
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