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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Photo Challenge: Focus on Street

Day two of Photography 101.  Today’s assignment, “focus on a street. It can be a quiet road in a small town, an alley near your apartment, or a busy street where pedestrians weave between cars and motorbikes, like this scene from Hanoi, Vietnam.”

Counting down the days until winter.
Counting down the days until winter.

It is incredible what a few days can do to a place — if you drove down this road only a few days ago, it would have been as if you were driving through an archway of fall colours. A street can be interesting — if I looked to the left, the glamour of a new freeway cutting through the landscape, to the right, foliage as far as the eye can see.

An aside note, trying to think of an area to photography this morning it occurred to me, a drizzling day, overcast, certainly not the greatest of light. At the same time fall, and again, not the greatest amount of light — where dusk approaches by later afternoon, and the moon is shining it all of its radiance by dinner time. Yet, that is simply another element in our photography.

We can never plan the weather, or if we can get our subject to smile, or in my case, as I seem to always be photographing birds, to stay still. However, we make the most of the environment we are in and jump in with both feet to capture the best photo we can see through our lens.

Until tomorrow!


Mark Hanlon


Mark is an avid photographer, Starbucks addict, motivated cyclist, struggling runner, and rocking single parent living outside of Toronto, Ontario. Living with two chronic ilnesses, Crohn’s Disease and Diabetes, life for this Transportation Planner and Registered Professional Planner (RPP) can be an interesting mix.

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