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London, ON, May 2008
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I've often written about my habit of taking my camera with me whenever it's feasible. Sure, it would be easier to wander around town without a beaten-up old Tamrac loaf bag hanging off my shoulder. But then I would totally miss out on opportunities that seem to present themselves when I least expect them.
Like this one. The scene was typical: a very long advance left turn light on Wharncliffe Road North (turning onto Riverside, if you're from the area.) I was on my way home from an errand, and I noticed a couple of guys working on the sign next to the old Cityview restaurant on the corner. With no cars behind me, a long red ahead of me and my camera immediately beside my right hand, I grabbed it and shot before the light turned green.
No planning. Just an immediate response to a spontaneous scene. Photography means many things to me. This is one of them.
Your turn: Please suggest a caption for this composed-and-shot-in-a-blink image - just click on the Comments link below. Added bonus if you post your own spontaneous photo and include a link in a comment. As always, winners and a new photo go on the blog next Sunday - which leaves you a week to keep tossing your best ones into the hopper. Have fun!
About last week's image of a chair in a hospital corridor: I've already taken a lot of pictures within the hospital, and I suspect I'll be posting many of them in the weeks to come. Thanks to you all for your continued kind wishes. My father's still in hospital, but has improved markedly in recent days. The proverbial road ahead is long and murky, but the news seems more positive today than it did yesterday. That's enough to hold onto for now, I guess.
This week's honorable menschens go to these great folks:
- MissMeliss: "When time stands still."
- Randall: "Rest for the weary."
- Lissa: "If these walls could talk..."
- Sassy Mama Bear: "The things these walls have seen."
- Judy: "Only the lonely."
- Creative-type dad: "Silence..."
- Allison: "Where every day feels like an eternity."
- Robin: "Waiting, room."
- Bob-kat: "Waiting for news."
- Carol: "A fork in the road."
- Awareness: "Silent hoping."
Thank you in advance for playing along this week. I hope you have as much fun suggesting as I had choosing this latest photo.
(Oops, almost forgot: Happy new month!)