Be There and Guess It! (and win a prize :-)

July 15, 2015  •  1 Comment

There is an old documentary photographer's adage, "F8 and be there".

Back in early photo days - early-mid 1900s - most documentary photographers used similar lenses and b/w film stocks that would call for an aperture of F8 in common situations. The key to getting a great or important photo was having your camera ready (film loaded & lens aperture set to F8), and just being there to get the shot --> F8 and be there!

I believe - and you may feel the same way - not all interesting photographs are necessarily "photographically" special. With some photos, it's just that the subject is interesting, not that the photographer did something artistically or technically skilled or innovative; s/he was just there to get the shot.

Sure, you always want decent exposure, focus, composition/framing - but sometimes, it's largely about the content.

Often, it just comes down to being there with whatever camera you happen to have on you - which in this day and age is often a camera phone. For the last 20 years, I've always had some camera on me - whether my 1982 35mm Canon AE-1, several Pentax 35mm point-n-shoots, and then eventually my Canon digital S90 (til it got stolen). After that, the camera phone has taken over as my everyday "be there" camera.  My current camera phone is the now pretty outdated iPhone 3GS (soon to be replaced with something current).

With that said, I present a simple, but interesting, image (as seen through the dirty scratched lens of my iPhone 3GS).

Whoever first answers my question about the photo (SEE BELOW FOR QUESTION) will WIN a Prize

GuessIt_001GuessIt_001* Feel free to COMMENT with anything by clicking the "Add Comment" link toward bottom of screen -- including caption suggestions and names of people in the photos, so they can find themselves!
* You can SHARE any of these images on Facebook, Twitter, etc, by clicking the "Share" link to the right.
* This image may yet to be EDITED or CROPPED further, for optimized or customized appearance.
* TC3Imagery FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY for sale at http://tc3imagery.zenfolio.com/fineart
* For any PHOTO/VIDEO NEEDS, contact tc3@tc3imagery.com

QUESTION: Whose display is this?
PRIZE: 8x10 print of any one of my photos posted here on Zenfolio or elsewhere online that I have images posted. See "Portfolio" and "Fine Art" drop down menu near top left, for links to various galleries & images.
HINT: It is in San Diego, CA (whose Pride Parade is coming up this Saturday July 18.)

HINT #2: It's in North Park

TELL ME your GUESS: in the Comments section down below

THE ANSWER: Shaun Murphy guessed correctly (over on the TC3 Imagery FB post of this). It is at Auntie Helen's on 30th St, in North Park, San Diego.

Happy Pride weekend, everyone!

Stay Tuned (Be There):  for future GuessIt contests.

Couple closeups...

GuessIt_001aGuessIt_001a* Feel free to COMMENT with anything by clicking the "Add Comment" link toward bottom of screen -- including caption suggestions and names of people in the photos, so they can find themselves!
* You can SHARE any of these images on Facebook, Twitter, etc, by clicking the "Share" link to the right.
* This image may yet to be EDITED or CROPPED further, for optimized or customized appearance.
* TC3Imagery FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY for sale at http://tc3imagery.zenfolio.com/fineart
* For any PHOTO/VIDEO NEEDS, contact tc3@tc3imagery.com
GuessIt_001bGuessIt_001b* Feel free to COMMENT with anything by clicking the "Add Comment" link toward bottom of screen -- including caption suggestions and names of people in the photos, so they can find themselves!
* You can SHARE any of these images on Facebook, Twitter, etc, by clicking the "Share" link to the right.
* This image may yet to be EDITED or CROPPED further, for optimized or customized appearance.
* TC3Imagery FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY for sale at http://tc3imagery.zenfolio.com/fineart
* For any PHOTO/VIDEO NEEDS, contact tc3@tc3imagery.com


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Shaun Murphy guessed correctly (over on FB post of this). It is at Auntie Helen's on 30th St, in North Park, San Diego.

Happy Pride weekend, everyone!
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