Recycling Day Ant Picnic

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Sometimes the recycling guys miss things and those things become part of the ecosystem. That’s my apartment building in the background, I was just on my way to the grocery store when I found this scene.

Technical Stuff: My little pocket digital was set on ‘portrait’ with a centre-focus. It’s important when using small cameras to be able to shoot without using the viewfinder or the screen to set the focus. What I’m doing now is taking a single shot to get an idea of what’s there, then setting the camera to ‘multiple exposures’ and taking three shots at a time… when your hand is extended it’s more likely to shake so multiple exposure settings can help steady the shot.

The most important part of taking photos is having a camera around. No camera, no photo. Seems simple, but I’ll bet most of the time you’re out taking photos and you have no camera you never get the shot. I keep mine in my hand or in my pocket or in a satchel. If it looks like rain I’ll pack a plastic sandwich bag as well.


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About Gabriel

I’ve lived in more than fifty places. I've been paid to pick stones out of fields, take backstage photos of Britney Spears, and report on Internet privacy issues. My photos have been published in several newspapers, and a couple of magazines.
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