Weather was not permitting to go out so I took some time to go through some old photos I have. I have been going to Thailand at least twice a year for the last few years and have been going there at least once a year since 2008 and have accumulated a ton of pictures. These are some from the era when I just pointed a camera in the general direction of something I found interesting and pushed the shutter button. All of them were shot on a Canon XSi and either a Canon 50mm 1.8 (later sold) or a Tamron 18-200 3.5-6.3 which is a fantastic all-purpose lens for travel photos (not so much street).
I could not think of a way to describe these photos then I saw this quote online:
“A photograph isn’t necessarily a lie, but nor is it the truth. It’s more of a fleeting, subjective impression. What I most like about photography is the moment that you can’t anticipate: you have to be constantly watching for it, ready to welcome the unexpected.” – Martine Franck
I went to the market earlier this morning and realized I had forgotten some medicine that I needed. I had a choice of jumping into the car or walking to the market and picking up what I needed. I opted for the walk which is a bit of a giveaway considering what I titled the post. These were all shot on a Panasonic G3 using either a Yashica 50mm 1.9 or a Panasonic Leica 25mm 1.4. I put the photo nerd info in each of the captions if you are inclined to know my methodology (point camera and push shutter). I did crop them all as a medium format style crop. One of these days after I finish playing with 35mm film I’ll score a cheap medium format film camera or maybe a medium format with a digital back will fall to me at less than $1000 (one can dream) but I do like the medium format look. It gives the pictures that certain something that is missing. I realize I should be staying consistent with my style and I am with the plug-in but I’m still finding “my style” so that means playing around a bit.