“Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Superman where are you now?”
Sydney 2013-2014 (3 images)
Superman where are you now?
When everything’s gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour
This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there’s not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion
“Land of Confusion” is a song by Genesis from their 1986 album Invisible Touch. The song’s video featured puppets from the 1980s UK sketch show Spitting Image.
“Where’s my private jet? Superman! Where are you now???”
“Sometimes even superheroes need to be rescued”
I’m more than a bird
I’m more than a plane
I’m more than some pretty face beside a train
It’s not easy to be me
“Superman (It’s Not Easy)” is a song by Five for Fighting (stage name of American singer-songwriter John Ondrasik). It was released in April 2001 as the second single from his album America Town.
Photo 1 – Sydney June 2013 – Selective colorisation is not a technique I use often but in this case I thought it added emphasis to the point of focus. I shot this one very close at about f2. I was happy to achieve the selective focus on the magazine cover. Sometimes it pays off to just have a go.
Photo 2 – Sydney February 2014 – I always have the camera ready. Candid photography is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
Photo 3 – Sydney February 2014 – This shot was taken inside a shopping centre with bright light on one side and little light and contrast on the subject to distinguish him from the background. Very unfavourable lighting conditions. I shot this at iso 800. I think the selective colorisation helps to highlight the subject who might otherwise have been lost in the dark part of the photo. Over at the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, the topic is letters . Does Superman’s red S count? Or am I in a land of confusion?
Judging from a few of the emails I received during my break, maybe I should have entitled this post, lignumdraco where are you now? Just call me Clark Kent. It’s not easy to be me. 😉