Last Friday’s school strike was a success with an estimated 80,000 participants. Many school children but at a guess, near as many adults. Parents accompanying their children and adults and organisations such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International and various trade unions there in support of those who can’t vote as yet.A great day and hopefully the politicians are listening.
I took approximately 1000 pictures but from the beginning realised there was a problem with the camera’s firmware. Pictures with much less depth of focus than would normally be the case with the aperture stopped at f8, slow recording, setting changing and the auto focus either not finding anything to grab or grabbing the wrong thing. OK – I thought, humidity and probably because the heavy canvas bag I keep the camera in was humid and heating up in the sun, it gave the camera a stream bath. The electronics don’t like it. Out in the streets of Bangkok a few years ago, the thing actually stopped working all together and on forums I found it’s a known fault with some Canon cameras. Anyways… below are a few near chosen at random from the thousand.
With climate disaster photography, it rained in the region where I wanted to go next and so expect it will be in ‘green drought’ for a few weeks so have delayed that excursion. ‘Green drought’ is when there is just enough humidity to turn grass green but the soil under it remains dry.