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Eyes wide open

Hasselblad 500C

Kodak Portra 160


I wish this photograph had the bridge in focus, I thought it was but I must have looked at it wrong... Although from the feedback I've received about this photo, and to which a perspective I had never thought to think about, many people like the bridge out of focus. Somewhat signifying a metaphor about life and that one should sometimes focus on the destination of their goal and shoot for that rather than spend their whole time watching where each step is placed; however, I personally think that isn't the best plan to keep as your decision for every destination for obvious reasons. My main focus was the linear perspective, making sure that the rails exited the photo at the same point or close enough, which they did and I'm pleased with that.


I've been sick for about five days now and as bad as that has been, I'm feeling great! I cannot tell you guys how much I enjoy being back out and about with my cameras, it's great. I feel like I can't let myself just snap and shoot with my Hassy, that would be an insult to the quality and beauty this camera can capture, each shot requires me to stand there and look at everything; to take it in a lot more than I had ever done with my digital camera, and the fact that I'm paying for each shot, that too. haha.


“I wish the whole day were like breakfast, when people are still connected to their dreams, focused inward, and not yet ready to engage with the world around them. I realized this is how I am all day; for me, unlike other people, there doesn’t come a moment after a cup of coffee or a shower or whatever when I suddenly feel alive and awake and connected to the world. If it were always breakfast, I would be fine.”

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Taken on January 9, 2012