A photo posted on another photographer’s blog yesterday reminded me of one of my favorite photography truisms:
Just because you don’t know what it is at first glance doesn’t mean it’s bad.
In fact, I think too many of us forget the value in not knowing. What’s wrong with being uncertain? Unsettling or agitating your viewer can be a conscious artistic effect, and I think it is sorely underused
So what is it? You probably wouldn’t believe me if I told you.
In “I’m getting another digital camera” news, my SLR body is set to be delivered tomorrow, and I ordered a lens and CompactFlash card this morning. As I am writing this I checked the UPS site again, and they won’t be delivered until Tuesday. The facility is 150 miles away and they are taking all of their 2-4 business days? I am not amused. It’s going to be a long weekend.
I am racking my brain for friends, acquaintances, or strangers with F-mount SLRs that I could borrow lenses (I guess I need a CF card too), but to no avail. I’ll be spending my weekend staring at the picture on the shiny box.
Pentax digital SLR, which is long gone. To the people I sold it to, I hope it’s serving you as well as it served me.