Phoned In

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/14
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At the point of writing this I don’t have much energy or strength, my condition kicked in at the start of the sentence and now I just want to get it finished. Like cycling up hill. I have to start getting better with my deadlines, the thrill of working under pressure is no fun when your insides are like a pit on fire.

With all that in mind I still think it is important to have an outlet – I find it especially important when my condition flares up as it keeps me motivated – photography being mine. It is my way of feeling less awkward in the world, a way of fitting in and seeing what is actually out there. I can articulate myself better and feel that I can fully express myself in way I could never find with just words. Graceful is the word that is flying round my head right now but I can’t bring myself to describe me as graceful. I have seen my out on the streets and it is anything but graceful.

Original unedited image

While on lunch I got out for a wander. As I plodded down the road this view came into focus, just a little photography humour there and I am not even sorry. I looked around and notice the guy on his phone slinking his way up to meet the scene. I composed, fired off a few testing shots, got what I wanted in the photo and just waited for his face to hit the light.

In post production I upped the vibrancy and contrast of the overall image just to give it more bang. Once i had done that, I felt the image was complete.

All thoughts and comments are welcome.

Happy Viewing.

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