LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #240 – The Road (most often) Taken

(Johnbo leads.)

Judging from my own long-time banner at the top, I should be able to relate, or not, with this theme. Despite my admiration for the contrarian individual, I often tend towards the road most taken.

Johnbo’s theme refers to favorite photography style or type. My fave is anything without people (landscape, seascape, architecture, nature) as I always feel I’m somehow imposing on people when I take their picture. I do greatly admire everyone ELSE’S people shots!

Having said that, here are a couple of people shots from last week, albeit from a distance, with undisclosed faces:

Two fishermen. When asked who will catch the most fish, the guy said fishing had been horrible all week.
Some find it easier to change fishing spots.

Yet another people/person shot:

“Ride like the wind
To be free again” –Christopher Cross

Who doesn’t want to fly?

“I wanna fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me” –Steve Miller
“If I had the wings of a dove
If I had the wings of a dove
Well, I would fly, fly away, fly away
And be at rest” –Bob Marley and the Wailers

I’m home for a few weeks, before taking to the road again. Where to now St. Peter?

“So where to now St. Peter
Show me which road I’m on”

–Bernie Taupin / Elton John


36 thoughts on “LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #240 – The Road (most often) Taken

  1. I understand your feelings about photographing people. Over the years, I’ve had the same feelings. Only in recent months have I decided that I should expand that horizon, especially when I got to New York City. You can’t aim a camera anywhere without getting some stranger in the photo. >grin<

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  2. I can tell you like peace and that feeling of freedom. Our photos reflect who we are at the moment. I think the heron (?) will catch more than the fisherman 😉 Amazing to see birds catch fish. My favorite are the pelicans.

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  3. You always have an interesting take on a theme, and like the others, the two “fishermen” caught my eye.
    I might have put up a photo made in your own Colorado, I-70 as it passes through the Rockies. I’m not a contrarian about most things, but I much prefer back roads. However, that portion of I-70 from there to where it ends at I-15 is truly spectacular.

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  4. I feel you on the people. I am trying to get better as they do bring perspective and personality to photos. I so love the photo of the man and the herring. I am sure he would have loved to have a copy of that photo. (the man that is). Looks like a great vacation. Enjoy the next one.

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  5. Hi – I know how you feel about taking people photos and I have gone back and forth with myself over the years and finally just realized taking people shots is an individual choice… and should be done with care – I have deleted some people photos that felt wrong, I have blurred the faces of some – and then many of my people shots sit in folders – I know it is not for everyone (to capture people with their lens) but I think that it might be very important for the future …

    anyhow, I LOVE the bird and man shot – they are standing in sync
    and the water throughout the post was pretty awesome

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  6. I also liked your songs – and at one point, the song from Sugar Ray came to my mid
    “I just want to fly Put your arms around me baby I just want to fly Put your arms around me baby Dance a little stranger …”

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