Can you imagine traveling without a camera? I know some people who do. They say they upload the scenes into their brains, and that’s enough for them. Well, maybe my brain is too overloaded, and doesn’t have much room for the thousands of pictures that I would like to take. If you’re like me, then photography is just as an important part of traveling as the suitcase or passport. If I would lose my camera, I’d buy a new one as soon as you could say – ‘take a picture’! Who needs National Geographic, when you can surf on-line through the most amazing photos your eye balls have ever seen? When you skip over the millions of sunsets and sunrises, ( some of, which I admit, I just can’t skip over), photos of ducks, swans and reflections upon streams, lakes and polished cars, and continue on to click your way through hundreds of streaming sunrays fighting their way through densely grown trees ( I’m guilty of taking those too.), you will find some amazingly unique and captivating subjects. Go ahead – be picky. There are two modern-day handicaps, though. Those wonderful black and white snapshots of by-gone days aren’t as easy to take anymore. Those were the days when you didn’t need a signed permission allowing you to publicize a person’s face, a building or even a boat house. For that very reason, I always bring a few documents, packed in my camera bag, for willing subjects like: parents, street people, tall people, short people, laughing and grumpy people, and even owners of buildings, boats or cars, to sign and give me the freedom of openly displaying my work. Life… it’s not just a snapshot. If you belong to an on-line photography club share your link in a comment here, and you can be sure – I’l visit you there. Meanwhile, if you’re interested, you can take a look at my most recent on-line portal at 500px. Here’s my link:
Make sure you double-click to see the larger size. Have fun and I’ll be “clicking” you!