I'm back from Ghana and back on the grid. I really missed writing to y'all. Thanks much to Sandy for covering Thursdays and for being so supportive about my unexpected departure due to a death in the family.
My husband Alex is half Ghanian and grew up there. We'll be married 10 years this July and have made three trips to Ghana, this trip included, in that time.
I've seen a lot change in Accra, the capital.
The city is being built up and traffic is crazy, it can sometimes take 2 hours to move a mile or two, which is especially brutal given the hot hot hot. Did I mention it's hot?
I don't mind the traffic too much--I'm never the one driving. This luxury allows me to capture anything I want, everything.
My technique is to go with the flow, literally.By propping my phone onto the window ledge, hitting the shutter button intermittently is really easy and the results are always surprisingly cool.
This 'aimless' approach works great for covert street photography and I use it all the time, even at home in Seattle.
Anyway, I quite like what I did get.
I think these images really capture the essence of the large modernizing West African city that is Accra, Ghana.