The last picture I took was from a train I was riding on that had struck a person and that person died.
As we sat waiting for the various agencies involved to finish their work and clear us to go, people who lived in that area got as close as they could to us and started to take pictures of the person’s remains.
They ran around with their cameras, they looked through the bushes and you could see them wave their arms around in excitement when they saw something.
This picture is of one of the lookie loos who stood on a log with his food in one hand and directed people to body parts with the other.
I’m kind of surprised this is the last picture I have taken for awhile but maybe that’s because I’m really not in humans right now.
So let’s be real quiet and sneak by these guys ( they are real and they live in the dark and I’m guessing they do have a great sense of smell )and I’ll give you some examples of monsters with an uncanny sense of smell.
Sometimes when I take a picture it’s because I see a story and want to preserve the moment.
Sometimes my dog grabs my phone and I save those pictures because my dog took them and I love him…duh.
And other times the pictures aren’t just plain wrong, but I like them anyway…for example:
Last Monday the sky was full of smoke and the Sun looked ill so I took a picture of it because I lack empathy for nature.
I toss non recyclables into the recycle bin a lot of the time- that’s how bad I am to Nature.
Photo A.M Moscoso
I liked this picture better upside down.
Actually, it was a bad shot but I liked the colors and textures so I wanted to make it work.
I’m not sure who hung this picture of a cat( or maybe it ‘s a rabbit) in the tree to save it from the sidewalk which was wet from rain but if they cared enough to do that I figured I should do my part to save it too.
So I took a picture of it.
Photo A.M. Moscoso
My brother is a talented photographer, my nieces are gifted too. Me. I just sort of try to take good pictures and most of the time I fail.
But damn, they ARE interesting failures.
So in my own pathetic little way, I guess I’m not half bad
Yesterday was Halloween, today is the Day of The Dead.
If I have taken anything away from Halloween, The Day of the Dead and All Souls Day it’s this- no matter how abandoned a house may look, how lifeless deadfall may look, how dried and on the road to full decay the leaves that are being pushed along the ground by the chilliest of winds is-
you are not seeing these things alone-
something is looking back at you, something is walking along side you, something is trying to whisper into your ear.
Today my B/W Photo Challenge Response was an attempt to express that feeling.