Dead Sunlight

By: Gustav Hoiland

Nov 20 2010

Category: Uncategorized

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Focal Length:135mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Off the Path

I despise flowers as much as sunsets when it comes to photography. I have deleted the entire paragraph that followed due to unacceptable levels of whiney complainey unreadable mush.

I quite like this, but I’m a bit concerned about the way it came to be. The lower right part is filled with the blurry long-dead buds which satisfies the aesthetic I quite enjoy that includes prominent blurred foreground objects. The unsettling thing for me is that this came to be because some omniscient voice was like “hey. put that in the frame. yep. right there. ok that’ll look cool.” And cool it is.

This self-directed command differs significantly from the general intuition I feel I operate on when it comes to seeing potential photographs and the initial composition of them. I now realize this kind of overbearing director doesn’t come into the picture until I’ve experimented with a shot a couple of times. Like the first couple exposures are on autopilot, and after I get a bit stuck on how to change it up this fellow steps in. From then on it’s like I’m just being obedient to the part of my brain that knows what will look good.

This is a recent phenomenon… and we’ll have to see where it takes me.

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