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Izumi's Diary Page 1      Friday 10 September 2010      
     
     
Hello from the Early Streets
   
         
 

Hello it is Izumi here who is looking for the Decisive Moment to capture them with my camera.

This morning was making much fog so I and my friend David were walking the streets to be in the shoes of M Cartier-Bresson and also to be in the footsteps of Mr Jeff Carter. Although he photographs many many scenes of country events and people, I have seen in books that he also has many photographs of city life and people living within.

And I am hoping perhaps a Decisive Moment can be seen around any corner if Izumi is prepared with her camera but I realise such a thing will be unknown until suddenly he appears.

So as we are capturing some of the images of the morning I am thinking it is more like noodles in the haystack to achieve great photographs in such a short time span as one day.

But I am always prepared to be persistent if it is called for so I think that many more days lie ahead of me to achieve my aims.

 
     
Picture by Keisan
         
         
   
   
Enmore Road Fog I
   
Pentax Optio W80 w 5-25mm, 1/60 sec, f/3.5, 800 ISO, 140mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
   
   
   
Enmore Road Fog II
   
Pentax Optio W80 w 5-25mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.5, 800 ISO, 140mm (eqiv)
         
         
   
PMG was Here
   
Pentax Optio W80 w 5-25mm, 1/125 sec, f/5.5, 800 ISO, 140mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
   
   
   
Café Reflection I
   
Pentax Optio W80 w 5-25mm, 1/40 sec, f/3.5, 800 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
         
         
 
Model Window I
 
 
Pentax Optio W80 w 5-25mm, 1/50 sec, f/3.5, 640 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

It was a strange morning and while we were walking and talking we met the French painter M Monet who was also taking photographs this foggy morning and he captured one scene which he has allowed me to show you below.

He was saying to us that if only a bar would be open like in Paris he could be warm inside and drawing on a tablecloth not cold in the street as he is with his camera and as we are also. But I said to him that if it is art then while making it a true artist doesn't feel cold.

And a true artist can also look forward to her exhibition opening and nice wine and food and people talking and so the truth and power of artistic images will make her forget the cold and fog while she was photograph-taking.

I am sorry to be philosophic so early but it is the feeling I want from me and in photographs by me which I hope is there inside the image, so people will see and think beyond just the surface picture.

 
     
     
   
     
     
     
 

Because of the early-morning darkness and fogginess, the shutter speed (camera has joke! - more like shutter slowness) of many photographs here is only a 15th or 25th of a second and ISO speed nearly foreign debt of a small African country I think.

And this camera I am using is without a viewfinder which is making an unfriendly distance between Izumi and her camera, so we are not as one personage finding images together and being one in art.

I am not blaming the equipment of course when it is my abilities that do not manifest themselves but as M Monet said "why drink plonk when you can drink wine?" One day I must find out what this plonk is as we do not have such in Japan I'm thinking.

Now I am going to stop this writing.

Thank You,

Izumi.

 
     
     
 
 
 
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