Port call


Piers and ports are not the most picturesque of subjects and locations. These places are usually a tangle of cargo, industrial materials and whatever can be transported on large ships. Then there are people. Unlike airports which are built as symbols of architectural beauty, ports are just that – transport hubs that play important roles in a country’s trade and commerce. We photographers, however, don’t always go for the picturesque, we go for the “photographable” whether it is a thing of beauty or not. There will always be a photo-reporter in us, capturing the essence and mood of a place. We like to document reality – the “how it is” as oppose to “how it should be” – simply because there are times we do not have a choice on our subject and situation. In other words, what we see is what we get. A wise photographer will visualize and compose his shot then seize the scene, be it a visually inspiring airport or a description-defying port.



4 responses

  1. Beautifully said and captured, Junsjazz.

    July 10, 2013 at 10:01 am

    • Junsjazz

      Many thanks Mary!

      July 11, 2013 at 12:14 am

  2. both these are great shots…I agree…these are interesting to me!

    July 11, 2013 at 12:14 am

    • Junsjazz

      Thanks a lot Heather! It’s always a challenge to capture “uninteresting” subjects and present them in an interesting manner.

      July 11, 2013 at 12:17 am

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