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Izumi's Diary Page 33     Tuesday 6 September 2011  
         
         
Walking in the Foggy Morn
         
     
 

Hello! Here is Izumi.

Today I am having to show you happy photographs that are not from the streets although I have shown you several times before such things. And I don't think you thought it wrong of me to capture them as part of my walkings and seeings and discoverings.

And I have now read (and looked at the pictures in) several books by and of M Cartier-Bresson so I know that he travelled to many places around the world and photographed the scenes and events that he saw, not just the peoples that he was famous for back in Paris and Europe.

What I am explaining to you with all this is that one Sunday morning when I woke up it was foggy so I thought to go to a place where it could be interesting to see things in the fog and I remembered a park that I had been to before, so I went there.

 
     
     
         
 
 
 
Anzac Bridge I
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-42mm, 1/250 sec, f/11, 200 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
 
         
     
     
 

As you can see the fog had lifted by the time I arrived at the harbour park but the scene still had an aura of serenity and a bit of mystery.

 
     
     
         
 
 
 
Anzac Bridge II
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-42mm, 1/800 sec, f/11, 200 ISO, 30mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
 
 
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Anzac Bridge III
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 45mm, 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, 200 ISO, 90mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
 
 
 
Anzac Bridge IV
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-42mm, 1/640 sec, f/11, 200 ISO, 84mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

Have l been unfaithful to my purpose? When I had that thought I remembered that as well as M Cartier-Bresson other photographers who are known for their street reportage travelled to many different countries and photographed the scenes and sights that they saw. They were not always on the streets of Paris looking at what the people were doing (or rather were just about to do). And when I visited Jeff Carter I saw  that he had quite a few very beautiful photographs of countrysides and seashores although he was never regarded as a landscape photographer.

So no, I have remained true to making happy photographs of whatever is in front of my PEN and me.

What I have done for some of the photographs is taken out the colour even a bit more than Mother Nature did but that is how I felt the emotion of the image should be.

 
     
         
         
 
 
 
Anzac Bridge V
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-42mm, 1/500 sec, f/11, 200 ISO, 84mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
 
 
 
Anzac Bridge VI
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-42mm, 1/640 sec, f/11, 200 ISO, 70mm (eqiv)
 
         
     
     
 

So I was not the only one to wish to capture happy photographs from the early morning and the interesting light. It was not quite like stalking or ambushing Decisive Moments but a pleasing time never the less.

I hope you agree.

And thank you again for being with PEN and me so I can share our discoveries with you.

Your friend,

Izumi.

 
     
     
     
     
 
 
 
 
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