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Last weekend I tried an experiment of posting three simple story pictures — just a few words and one photograph. Two came from contributors, Richard Alton and Kevin Armstrong. In case you didn’t see them, I’m reproducing them again below. I chipped in with an iPhone X shot taken on a frozen Paddington Station in London. 

The objective of this exercise was to see whether there would be any interest in weekend postings. I was surprised by the reaction and by the number of comments, so I’m hoping to continue occasional weekend posts. Up to now Macfilos has been a Monday to Friday blog. It’s hard to keep up a daily article but I’ve been doing it now for over eight years. The thought of adding Saturday and Sunday seemed a blog too far for me; but simple posts based on one photograph are looking increasingly viable. I hope you enjoy them.

  Kevin Armstrong
Kevin Armstrong’s Bond Street Roller shot with the Leica X1
  Richard Alton grabbed this shot in Lusaka on his old Samsung smartphone
Richard Alton grabbed this shot in Lusaka on his old Samsung smartphone
  Mike Evans was surprised to find that the new iPhone X froze the movements of the Paddington Station Band even at a leisurely 1/6s and f/1.8. (B&W conversion in Silver Efex Pro)
Mike Evans was surprised to find that the new iPhone X froze the movements of the Paddington Station Band even at a leisurely 1/6s and f/1.8. (B&W conversion in Silver Efex Pro)

3 COMMENTS

    • I am sure you underestimate yourself, John. But pictures need not be great, either technically or in terms of composition, provided they tell a story — and telling a story is one of the great benefits of photography. The Chinese saying 百闻不如一见 is said to be the basis for "a picture is worth a thousand words". So all you need is a picture that tells a story; cut the thousand words down to 100 and you’re in business for a Macfilos weekend picture. Surely you have one somewhere?

  1. I support this idea, Mike and will do my best to help you. In my case I might have to dig into my library. Some readers may have more time to read and write at the weekend which would justify your change of plan.

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