In the search for a photo that communicated I had great difficulty finding one without people in it.
Here is one that is nearly there.
If I give it the title " A year after the hurricane passed through" it is begining to communicate, but it only really tells a tale when it is combined with two other photos (that I don't have) one when it was standing in a rather rickety fashion less than a week earlier and the other, a wide angle shot, showing general devistation, roofs patched with tarpaulin and building worker drinking coffee.
Come to think of it the wide angle shot, which I saw, but didn't take would have done the job on its own.

That wide angle shot would have told about the ferocity of the hurricane, the resolve of the people who live in these climes and the slow pace of life on a sunny Bahamian island.
Mind, it would have had to have people in it.

Well, I've illustated my point and challenge, so let me conclude with my second surprise.
Virtually all of these communicating photographs were taken with my pocket camera.
It is almost as if the moment I get out the DSLR a little goblin pops out with it and chants a mantra that it has taken from all the reviews I read before I bought it.
"It will take perfect pictures, not like that crappy pocket camera, that's why you bought it, it will take perfect pictures, not like that crappy pocket camera, that's why you bought it, it will take perfect pictures, not like that crappy pocket camera, that's why you bought it."
And I listen and think composition, lighting, exposure, depth of field, must get it right .......

And I forget about saying anything.

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