|Decairie Service Road
|Saint Augustine of Canterbury Parish Church
Often things appear more interesting while in motion than when one stops to take a photo. It's easy to take a lot of boring photos. It's not so easy to capture the inspiration one feels when out and about. A grey stretch of service road under a grey sky could be quite picturesque when out on the bicycle, in the roar of traffic, endless signs, store fronts and activity on all sides. Of course, the city involves a lot of repetition of bland uniform rectilinear forms without decoration. Certain places get photographed to death, especially the tourist stops.
A lot of photography has become generic. But that's not a problem. It's still fun to take photos, even for no other reason than to undertake an interesting activity. One could view it like jogging, or any other kind of personal discipline or daily activity. The reward is in the doing. Abandon expectations. Move around. Take photos. Relax.
Lohbado does mostly photos of objects and buildings, since it can be stressful to photograph people. Even people photos can be generic, the standard set of characters repeated endlessly, which is fine. That's not a problem. But there's no need to feel compelled to take a photo of that picturesque man and woman over there in the colourful outfits and expressive faces, since such photos have been taken at least a million times all over planet earth. So relax and take photos however you like. That's Lohbado's motto.