After the post yesterday I thought it might be nice to see Milford Sound by me. I was only there for a day, but hey, I got some photos.
Milford Sound by Me
It would be unfair to say that I am not happy with all my images from Milford Sound. Considering I was only there for one day, I think I did okay. It was a great day and one of the best I had in New Zealand.
I took some long exposures at the bottom, a couple I like, including the one above.
When I was thinking back to what Trey had done when I was there, I thought they were all long exposures. Seems I had that wrong. So I am happy that I took quite a few without the filters. It is good to be spontaneous when taking photos. You can get some good images when you just allow yourself to let go. Turn your camera in all directions and see what you can find.
Making some changes
You may notice that in this post I’m including a selfie of myself. I don’t do this very often and I have often tried to protect my identity in the past. I just always thought that if people saw me they wouldn’t like me or my work anymore.
That may be a stupid attitude, but there you are.
After the comment by that little s**t at Wanaka, I have been thinking about this a lot. I shared the story in the post, New Zealand Wanderings Day 5 – That tree again, and I heard from many people how they feel self-conscious about going out and taking photos because of the way people perceive them. It really made me think. While I haven’t let the fact that I am old and overweight stop me from taking photos, it has stopped me from being more open.
So, I think things need to change. I want to be more open about me, or rather let people know this is me. So I have a selfie for you.
It was also taken at Milford Sound, you can see it in the background.
We need to show that it doesn’t matter what size you are, what you look like, how old you are or what your gender is, at the end of the day it is all about the image. How well you take photos has nothing to do with any of those things.
I like taking stands and this is one I definitely want to take. Who will stand with me?
Here are a few photos I prepared earlier for you. Some of the ones from Milford Sound. No doubt you will see more, perhaps even tomorrow.