JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 05.27.18

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As parents, you never know what will stick with your kids.

Will they grow up like you, will they hold the same values, will they hate split pea soup the way you do?

Will they have the same interests – not that they should, just wondering

This week, Olivia said she wanted to shoot the sunrise for a school project.

“Well, we don’t HAVE to do it, but we’ve been talking weather in school so I want to do it,” she said. “I’m getting up at 5:15 a.m. to see it, ok?”

Now, me being me, I just can’t say “Sure, see you at breakfast.” I have to angle my way in.

“Sure,” I said “Want me to go with you?”

She did, so at 5:17 a.m. she was waking me up. I gathered up my Canon 70D and my small Canon point-and-shoot to give to her and outside we went.

We are at the end of a long street with a lot of trees. While the sun is “technically” rising around 5:30, I knew we wouldn’t really see it for another 25 minutes or so, once it cleared the trees.

To get a better shot, I suggested we hop in the truck and just go out of the neighborhood a little, to the field across from the farm up the street.

Having this general knowledge was key. She and I were out there shooting the sunrise, me the proud papa ’cause I was shooting the sunrise with my 11 year old daughter. Not sure she had ever “really” seen one before.

Yes, we’ve left on vacation trips early and have caught a couple that way. But this was the first time to she made the effort to set her alarm and go track it down.

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This was the second time we did something photographically-related. Last Sunday, I was shooting a performance the young kids did at the church – a recreation of a bible story they called “Malice In The Palace.” Actually, I was there just to run the video camera, but I had to shoot stills too.

So, while I was using the long lens in the balcony, I sent Liv down with my Fuji to get some shots from that lower angles (second tile above).

She already shows some penchant for photography, much more than I did at that age. Will she pick up this passion of mine for good and solid?

Too early to tell. But I’ve be lying if I said I didn’t hope so.


This Week’s Links:

What I Watched This Week: Last Flag Flying.

What I’m reading this week (still): Noir by Christopher Moore

Solving an Ansel Adams mystery.

A photographer’s love letter to New York.

Inspiration: Taking the photos no one else has taken.

The last days of Time, Inc.

Walking the streets with Geoff Dyer and Garry Winogrand

“It is not enough to photograph the obviously picturesque.” ~ Dorothea Lange, who would have turned 123 this week (May 21 is her birthday)

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One thought on “JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 05.27.18

  1. My grandfather was a photographer. I never met him. Now, I’m really interested in photography. So I think sometimes we hold the values of our parents. It’s very important to let your kids to try your job. Then, they decide if they like it or not. Very interesting post. Love it!!

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