This shot was taken in Tucson near the downtown on the 4th of July. My intent was to take a photograph of a flag or two, but I couldn't find anything that seemed to work with my son, who was accompanying me. I found this wall, on the side of a business, known to locals as Miller's Surplus. Within a matter of minutes, I shot four quick shots, having my son pose for only this one. I used a filter from Lightroom and this is what I came up with. The photo seemed to generate some pretty good interest on my FLIKR account as well as 500px. I think the reason is the composition, the timing (July 4th) and what it said. I used a Nikon 610 for this with my Nikon 16-35 F4 Lens.
Photography, Lessons Learned, and Cycling.
I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old. I started with a Kodak Instamatic. Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there.
Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years. My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992. I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography. One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings. Why? Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy! It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone. What more could I ask for? Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.
Oh, and I like riding my bike!