Note: If you like what you see, and are thinking of
saving it for your own enjoyment later on, you might want to read this note. The contents of this site are copyrighted
by Joseph Dunphy, all rights reserved.
The Day's Catch
After a certain amount of
frustration, much of it rooted in the absence of an owner's manual
for my pentax and the fact that I no longer remembered what I had read
the last time I used my own camera (during the late 90s), I shot a few
photos. Really, I probably should have shot this on 400 film instead of
800, but some of the odd results I had been getting in the recent past
had left me a little risk averse. As above, the blur could produce
interesting effects which one could then have fun playing around with,
and some of the results were reasonably passable,
but in other cases, so much of the detail was obscured that the viewer
might well wonder why I even bothered to photograph my subject. One can
still make the strangeness work for one, but is what one gets something
that tells the viewer more about one's subject or about oneself? I was
here to document the look and feel of a neighborhood, not that of my site.
Today, I got a hold of a manual, sort of, and had access to it long enough to look up a little
basic information. Excellent. I was in business.