Do you think it’s a glamorous job being a photographer?
You see that flawless panoramic photograph and you say to yourself that it’s just a case of being in the right place at the right moment.
I won’t deny it.
But did you think how I got to that place?
I spent days searching for exactly the right location, often traversing dangerous terrain, just to pick the best spot for the shoot. I had to take into account the panoramic backdrop, the vegetation, the proximity and the features to capture.
As for the time, I waited for the right season and probably spent days waiting for the exactly the right weather conditions and got up at three in the morning to be there just as the sun rose.
Some photos require less effort.
My brief is to render the object more imposing than the skyscraper.
The camera, therefore, has to look up to the statue, so here I am lying on the wet grass amongst plastic wrappers and bird droppings while people eye me as if I’m completely crazy.
I hope you like the result.
This week I’m celebrating my return to Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practioner, a challenge that disappeared sometime last year. The other day I discovered that it had been resurrected since last September! So I’m back. Better late than never, right!