A bit of housekeeping is in order.
When reading about Project 365 to get ideas, I found many sites that suggested bloggers post in the evening to be sure they had a chance to get the best possible shot for the day. Incurable night owl that I am, this seemed to make sense to me, so I gave it a try.
I’ve found that using this approach has encouraged a certain level of inconsistency in my posting, yesterday’s forgetfulness being a prime example. I notice it more when I’m using pictures from one solitary photo outing or scanning over the course of several days. For this reason, I’ll be posting a bit differently from now on. I’ll still prepare posts at night, but I’ll schedule them to publish in the morning. This way I can keep my nocturnal ways but maintain a consistent schedule of posting.
Starting tomorrow, posts will be published in the morning. As an intermediary step, this one is going up in the afternoon so the posts aren’t on each other’s heels.
Enough! Onto the pictures! The following are the final shots (for now!) from the Pentax. They were all taken in Bayeux, France. There was no post-processing other than some cropping.
The following is possibly my favorite shot I’ve ever taken, less because of any technical detail in the picture itself, and more because of how perfectly it matches the scene, the mental image, and the feelings I wanted to capture at that moment. I didn’t even have to crop it.
I honestly can’t keep my eyes off of it.
This is the reason I continue to work in film with a manual camera – to learn the skill of knowing how to get the picture right in the first place without relying on automatic corrections by the camera or software fixes. After 20 years, I’m still more miss than hit for my tastes, but I’m thrilled that I can get it exactly right once in a while.
Naturally, I know what I was feeling and noticing when I took the picture, and that is what I see when I look at it again, but someone else might take something completely different out of this image. Whatever it is that you see, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.