"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst" – Henri Cartier-Bresson


Thru the 50mm is about “Life thru the lens”. A blog about our world as seen through my camera lens. I try and capture moments of life so my photography is mainly centered around street photography. I also try a few landscapes and anything else I find interesting along the way. I am still very much an amatuer and trying to learn and improve every day. My name is Mark and I live in Sydney, Australia but have been lucky enough to do some traveling. All the photos on this site are my own unless stated and I will admit they are not all taken with a 50mm lens, in fact some of them are taken with a mobile phone and not my Canon 5D, but don’t tell anyone!!

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Thank you for your visit and I hope you enjoy the photographs.

Images are copyrighted. Please don’t steal.



13 responses

  1. Alisa Mae

    Your photos are beautiful


    May 5, 2015 at 7:55 am

    • Thank you Alisa for your kind words. From reading your blog you are obviously a happy, loving and positive person. Good luck in everything you do.


      May 5, 2015 at 8:13 am

      • Alisa Mae

        Thank you mondetrekker for letting me know it makes me happy knowing people care about what I say


        August 4, 2015 at 6:14 am

  2. Beautiful photos! I’ll follow your posts


    May 5, 2015 at 3:53 pm

  3. Phew! I made it 🙂 I’m loving what I’m seeing here, especially your black and white work. I’m delighted to follow your journey as well!

    Liked by 1 person

    July 4, 2015 at 5:18 am

  4. I love your quote here. Patience brings art. You got it–meaning art.

    Liked by 1 person

    July 12, 2015 at 10:36 pm

  5. Nice photos on your blog, well done. Just became a fan. Greetings from Athens, Greece.

    Liked by 1 person

    August 29, 2015 at 4:23 am

    • Hi Argyris, thank you for your kind words and thank you for visiting my site. I am glad you like it. I tried to check out your blog but the link did not work.


      August 29, 2015 at 7:01 am

  6. Good work Mark, you have my attention.

    Also, thanks for taking a look at the Hammer Home Street photography Project a while back.

    Liked by 1 person

    September 13, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    • Thanks Allen, much appreciated. I have had a chance to look a bit deeper into your site and there is some very nice work there. Regards. Mark


      September 14, 2015 at 6:02 am

  7. I want to comment this sentence: “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst””. No, if You learn something from them. Well, it is my personal opinion. To be at right time at right place – it works!

    Liked by 1 person

    April 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    • Hi there, thank you for your visit. I think the point of this quote is that in photography we are always learning. Even if we have taken thousands of photos there is still much to learn and improve upon.
      Have a great day.

      Liked by 1 person

      April 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm

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