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Walking On Sunshine.

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I was at a wedding a few days ago, and like most weddings they had a dance. That old song, “Walking On Sunshine” came on. you know the one with the “Wooh ohh” part after they say the words “I’m walking on sunshine”? Yeah that one.

So while up dancing my legs off, and working up a fat kid sweat, I started thinking what it would actually be like to walk on sunshine and if that is actually possible. I’m not talking about walking on the sun… No, I’m talking about walking on light. The shine, from the sun. Sunshine. 

Quickly did I stop thinking about this just as a beautiful girl moved and danced in front of me (my gf) :).

I took this photo a few days ago. The Location is the shore of Lake Erie along Rondeau Ontario. It’s shot with a Yashica FX-D Quartz 35mm SLR, with a 50mm lens. – I don’t know the exact settings. But I know it wasn’t a full closed aperture maybe 11 or 8, but I know it was 1/250 shutter speed. 

If you haven’t noticed by now, the photo is extremely over exposed due to the light from the sun reflecting down on to the clear white sand and into all directions. A clear, clear sky made the sunlight fall down like a water fall that afternoon, and leaving me with a slight sunburn….

The Silhouette of the girl is walking on the sunshine.

The sunshine glaring down on the sand. The sunshine burning my face. The sunshine beaming through the lens and over exposing itself onto my 400iso film. The sunshine that brings life. The sunshine that brings darkness. The sun, shining, allowing us to live, allowing us to be.

 

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Time Square.

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Time Square, New York City.

To Wonder.

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I look at this and have to wonder the amount of hours that have gone into each one of the instruments in the back ground. All the life decisions made that were to find each one of the musicians playing the bottom floor of Penn Station in New York City. Only to have thousands of people rush by them with out a simple notice.

I like to think how many other musicians are there walking by these ones that wish they could have a golden opportunity to play such a high traffic area.

I like to think of how many people think that these musicians are just homeless people with an electric guitar, percussion pieces, and a stand up bass.

This photo was taken In Penn Station, in New York City, during a peak return home rush hour(s). Shot on a Yashica FX-D Quartz 50mm with 35mm Black and white C-41 film. – 2.0A with a 1/90 shutter. No Flash. – I was originally going to photograph jsut the band, but then got the idea of having people rush past them. I was standing safely beside a support pillar, as to not have thousands of people knock into me. – This was a break in the traffic, just enough that you can see a band playing in the back, as people blurr by. That’s one way to put it… Blurr by.

 

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Eyes.

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This is Sarah.

This photo is taken in the 59th Street Subway station in New York City.

The Bokeh or Blurr makes it hard to see that there is actually a subway train racing by behind her.

Practice.

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I live in a really cool house with a full Jam space in the basement. One of the guys i live with has a band and they were practicing one night. Having fallen in love with the idea of using film to take photo’s I thought about what kind of shots I could get on the 2.0 50mm. I imagined some really contrasty shadowed focused black and white shots. Some, action shots and un-staged photo’s. – I also thought about the excitement that comes with shooting film. How you only get the one shot. You can’t take the 500 shots and hope to get the right one by chance. you have to know your setting, follow your light metering, get your focus manually, and every time you release the shutter, it cost about a dollar to later on see that photo.- This sounds like fun to me. 

 

So, I started walking around while the band was jamming a song that they knew really well. I noticed their faces, they body language. They were very relaxed. – I didn’t really start to see anything I thought was worth the moment on film. So I didn’t click the shutter button, even though I was setting up to.

I think there is great beauty in not taking a photo and just leaving a moment to never exist again.

It wasn’t until they started playing a new song that not all of them knew that I started to see the shots that I thought would be cool. – I noticed each of them paying very close attention to each other. Waiting for cues, and listening to the other instrument parts as if for the first time. I saw a sense of being lost come across many of their faces, a sense of wonder. – I also noticed great joy through all of this, a sense of freedom in creation of music for the first time.

I plan on printing this photo and putting it on my wall. – Not really sure why. Maybe it’s because I took the photo and am proud of it because its on film, and in black and white. – Or maybe it’s because I know each of the guys in the photo quite well. I’ve seen them grow as musicians and as humans. They are at an amazing moment and stage in their lives right now and later we will look back on this photo and remember who we used to be. – Not for the music (well maybe) but for who they are as humans.

 

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Faces on Film.

I recently found a Yashica FX-D Quartz 35mm SLR at a value village for 20 bucks.

On C-41 black and white film.

This is the first roll of like 8 that I got put on a disc. (Meaning digital)

Here are some faces that were on the roll.

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