After I took this photograph I wasn't sure if it was just another step in the experiment or more like the epitome of what I was after. I still don't know but I like it very much.
The combination of a soft focus and what is in and out of focus. The strong composition. The fact that it is a photo and yet more seems to be hidden than shown. More seems to be unstated than stated. All of these qualities appeal to me.
Try to look where no one else is pointing their camera. Try to see.
Simple glass lens again. No coatings. No corrections.
Focusing is still difficult for me to work with. It is not always what it appears to be when viewed through the single lens reflex system. I have no idea why. I am working on that.
Also I am still not able to predict the things that happen with stronger light or color when captured by the sensor. This has been one surprise after another. This will probably always be difficult to predict. At least I hope so.
I like these effects. I like what they are doing to make digital photography interesting for me.
I have been experimenting with digital photography again.
This time I am using a single magnifying lens in a tube attached to a T-mount adapter that is then installed on a Fuji S5 Pro digital single lens reflex. It is a simple uncoated and uncorrected lens. Therefore it has no color or reflection control. The lens is set back into the tube like a shade to keep the extraneous light from effecting the image.
The image quality is unpredictable. Sometimes the focus is just not where it appears to be in the viewfinder. Mostly the different effects of color on the sensor are difficult/impossible for me to figure out. The areas that normally make me cringe with digital photography are enjoyable with this simple lens.
I am and will be taking photos with this camera and lens combination for a while.
I will post some more of them.
Yeah. Sometimes you take it right on the nose. I have and I am trying to be thankful for the lesson. Of course I'm not. But since I am an improved version of myself at least I am not bitter.
Most of what I have been doing for a while (even when it all doesn't seem to be connected) is hopefully practice for larger and more important work. When I say hopefully I am putting the emphasis on HOPE.
Hope is a lesson we all need to learn and relearn from time to time.
My most recent reminder is from Tina and Rick. Their small dog was lost in a rural area. I mean lost in an area hostile to little house dogs. There are large fields with coyote and hawks. Lots of space to cover when looking.
After eleven days of looking everywhere and leaving flyers on cars and making any kind of contact possible with people in the area. Tina and Rick found their little dog.
When I congratulated them for Living the Hope Tina's response was "It never occurred to me to give up."
Lesson restated. Thank you.
I don't give up easily.
I may not know where I am going but I try to not stop going.
I may lose sight of the objective but I try to not lose momentum.
I may lose some ground but I try to remain standing.
I don't know anything about anything.
I never did. I never will.
My opinion isn't worth much.
My point of view is whacked.
I am not capable of aligning myself with a large group of people.
However. I will keep going in through the out door. Anyway.
Every day I have been including a note that says your comments are welcome. They are. That is why you have been offered the comments section below and a link to an email address.
I have received very little in the way of comment. However. This appears to be the most unpopular thing I have done in the 384 posts so far. The tally of page views has plummeted for the last seven days.
I will consider that your comment and move on. Really.