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In the Neighborhood


Wild Man John's suit, waiting...

Wild Man John’s suit, waiting…

It seems like a long time ago. But, Super Sunday 2016 is less than a week old. Time seems to moving so fast these days.

Generally, when I start looking for pictures on big days like the yearly gathering of Uptown Indians I start looking at “little” pictures. A picture that is somewhat symbolic, but not the main reason I came out. It helps me to get into my own groove. It’s like stretching prior to exercising. It gets my mind, heart, soul and body working together. It’s why I come out an hour or so early before the “published” start time. It allows me to stop thinking and to just take pictures of whatever I see.

All of that matters.

A week before I was late to the scene. I parked, walked quickly to the start of the second line and out the first liners came. I wasn’t really ready. I wasn’t really in my zone. I got lucky. I made a couple of good pictures. I received a couple of compliments. But… It never really felt right.

Keep in mind, I’m discussing what works for me. Everybody has a different approach. A different reason for taking pictures. A different intent.

What’s yours?

 

6 Comments

  1. Spy Boy Dow says

    Great Story, Greater That You Acknowledged The Other Artist “Wildman John” This Is Real Photo Journalism. Much Respect!!!!

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  2. I tend to take the same approach as you, Ray. I find it extremely rare to “hit the home run” for the day with the first shot. Keep stretching – it’s working!

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