My morning commute

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Briar, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    As the crow flies the distance between my home and my place of work is not too far. At the weekend it's just a short drive to get there. But I don't work the weekends. I work Monday to Friday and on these days it takes me between 1.5 and 2 hours (sometimes more) to get there. Most days I travel 30 minutes or more in my car, then 30 minutes or more on the bus, followed by 15 to 30 minutes on foot depending on which bus stop I jump off at. Other days I swap the car journey for my bike, but this is in the summer when the days are longer and the weather is better. Those days I don't mind the long commute. This winter I have found the commute quite tough. I've not taken my camera with me to work for a while. Low mood and bad weather. But today while I was sitting in yet another traffic queue I found myself looking at my surroundings wondering what I might photograph if my camera was in my hand.

    This is what I saw on my journey today

    Men picketing outside a building, banners held high;
    Men dressed in riot gear, police training I guess;
    A bike shop with a sign outside offering free air;
    A barber shop offering hot shaves, with men with curly beards walking on by;
    A man cursing and swearing on the bus because he was running late and no way off the bus until the next stop 10 minutes away past the roadworks;
    A woman narrowly skipping past a black taxi, very, very close to being hit. Lucky? Stupid? I think both;
    The sun breaking through the clouds. Beautiful.

    I wonder what I'd see tomorrow if the camera was in my hand?
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    when you have the camera.....nothing that cool is anywhere to be found.
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  3. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    I know!!
  4. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    This is such an excellent exercise. Photographs exist quite independently of the presence of a camera ...

    But the question does arise ... What on Earth are you doing leaving the house without a camera?
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  5. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I always have the camera... so what happens is things always turn up when I ABSOLUTELY HAVE to be somewhere!

    It's Murphy's law for photography.
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