This is a picture I did not take of a woman, alone, wandering through Waterloo Park at around 11pm on a Thursday night, taking pictures of the gorgeous, ethereal effects of thick fog on lights, shadows, and bare tree limbs. And of the same woman putting away her camera and hurrying back to her apartment building upon hearing the approaching voices and laughter of a group of men.

It is also not a picture of my rage at being that woman, at the discomfort, fear, and second-guessing of my own actions, and at the perceived theft of my safety by disembodied voices who probably didn’t even know I was there.

The pictures I did take.

2 Comments on Unphotographable and Photographable

  1. Awesome pictures. Have you considered a tripod and lower ISO-setting/longer shutter time?

    Greetings from Vancouver!

  2. Part of the point of it was just grabbing my little point and shoot and heading outside and seeing what I could see, so yeah, there was potential to get “better” shots, but I kinda like how they came out.

    I don't own a tripod at this point, and those were the longest shutter time I could figure out then and there. 🙂

    Greetings from Waterloo!

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