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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
"Long ago and oh so far away. . ."

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Current Location: 85704
Mode: warily redemptive
Muse: a memory of Superstar

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jakemacalister From: jakemacalister Date: October 16th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Along with the great pic, I have the Carpenters going through my head.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 17th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And that's almost always a good thing!
e_compass_rosa From: e_compass_rosa Date: October 16th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That is a totally beautiful picture. Have fun!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 17th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
We are! See you soon. And thanks. I haven't been able to share many of my pre-digital photos. They look different, both because of what is lost in translation and because shooting with my old Olympus OM-1 was a much different experience. I couldn't afford to experiment the way I do now. But that made every shot count.
siyeh From: siyeh Date: October 16th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Love the shot. Just sent you an email. I didn't realize you were out of town. Sorry!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 17th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I replied. 22nd or 23rd, OK? Good luck to the Indians.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: October 16th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The slight blur suits the title well.

Sometimes, though you may find this hard to believe, I find myself feeling jealous of your compositional abilities. This image, for instance, is great in many ways that are exemplary of the inducement of that feeling.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 17th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm always happy to make a person who makes me jealous jealous in return, so I'll take the compliment gladly. One of the things I miss about my old pre-digital days is that the blur I could get with my Olympus OM-1 is impossible to capture with a digital camera. Blur is just different now. Mind you, I like the new blur. I just miss the old one.

Composition-wise, I do think it matters that I never have the moxie to crop. Having to pay obsessive attention to the margins of the frame has made me a better photographer, even if my reluctance to use technology to my advantage is a little too old school.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: October 17th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I completely understand--and appreciate--your need not to crop photos. What little training I got, in the one photography class I took, especially emphasized that aspect of photographic composition. We actually weren't allowed to crop our photos. I still try to practice the non-crop method. Often I'll reject a photo I took, based on some little thing I missed on the edge or corner of an image when I was composing it. But sometimes, circumstances don't allow me to get just the right angle and composition simultaneously--and then I resort to it.

I'm curious as to just how you achieved that blur. It's so aesthetically pleasing. Is it a product of the film? The light and movement? Focus? All three?
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