My Recent Instagram Pics#pattern #checkerboardLove these twirlies #krististouch #lightondarkBecoming interested in what is #inandoutoffocus in a picture, and what is in and out of focus when we are looking at things. The pictures I take are those that #stopmeinmytracks - literally. Lately, I've been trying to better understand this, and, figure out what should be in the image I photograph. Increasingly, I realize, the camera is a very limited tool. Either too much or too little is in focus. Usually, I think, I'm stopped in my tracks by something quite small in my range of vision. But oftentimes it is all that in the range of vision that creates the impact of what I focus on. Cameras get too much in focus. So now I've begun playing with f-stop, bokeh, and composition. The flower is f-stop, tho a macro too. The railing is composition - trying to obscure the background with the shadow it's in. The other was already, through f-stop, working, but I added bokeh.Something there is about #dappledlight I've always loved. #shadows for sure, but a #softness as well, an #inandoutoffocus that it's behind me.
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Category Archives: Life’s end
We have recently announced that we are selling our business leading trips to Italy. This has been brewing for several years as the call for something different began to become more insistent for both of us. While we both have … Continue reading
I am reading a great book called Sailing Home: Using the Wisdom of Homer’s Odyssey to Negotiate Life’s Perils and Pitfalls. It is by Norman Fischer a Zen Buddhist teacher and monk, who grew up Jewish. It is a thought … Continue reading
I just read a nice piece by Courtney Martin in OnBeing. In it she talks about our Western aversion to facing the difficulties of life, including death. She writes: If we have the courage to acknowledge our own frailty, and … Continue reading