“People. People who need people, are the luckiest people in the world…” I love this Barbara Streisand song. Here I go again. It’s sing-along-a-Jo Sunday and I’m taking part in Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post, while gently humming People to myself.
The funny thing is that though I consider myself a “people person”, when I saw Jake’s theme for this week I immediately thought “oh,no!” – I don’t have any people photos. I’m one of those who waits patiently for someone to turn the corner or move out of range before I take my shot. I don’t photograph well myself. The smile never looks natural. And when it comes to capturing someone on camera, I simply don’t have what it takes to draw out the best of them. A beach or a tree don’t scowl at you, do they? So I’m quite envious when I see shots full of character and personality.
Well- you didn’t think you were going to get out of it that easily, did you? I suddenly remembered when it is that I’m more than happy to point my camera at people : the many occasions when people are lost in celebrations and abandon themselves quite happily to the moment. Here are just a few:
So maybe I do take a few photographs of people, after all. Many thanks to Jake for reminding me.
I won’t be able to join in with the challenge for the next couple of weeks because I’ll be pointing the camera at bridges in Porto and vineyards in the Douro valley. I’m sure you’ll all keep Jake company, and I’ll find time to see what you’ve been up to when I get home.
Wonder what I’ll be singing next Sunday morning? I won’t have Jake to prompt me. I’ll leave you with some lovely entries from this week’s challenge. View the others on the links or the flying dragon logo.