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Friday, March 02, 2007

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pajaro.

this was an exercise in photographing that which i would normally avoid photographing.

8 Comments:

At Friday, March 02, 2007 4:58:00 PM, Blogger Jozee said...

gotcha!

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 5:11:00 PM, Blogger Christopher Steven b. said...

hah. that's likely what i muttered as i peeked through the viewfinder.
though that exclamation was likely followed by 'little *expletive*.
:)
no, no. it was an amusing peaceful moment. actually--and this is somewhat interesting i suppose--this was the shot i was going to go get before i noticed the smudge on my lens that necessitated my bending over to pull a tissue from the box atop the table that sat alongside a spoon in which i spotted my reflection, and which i then backed up to capture.
then it was on to birdie!

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 7:40:00 PM, Blogger Paul G. said...

I like the light, but why would you avoid it?

 
At Friday, March 02, 2007 8:34:00 PM, Blogger Christopher Steven b. said...

thanks, paul.
and good question. obviously i had some sort of response to it given that i did take the photo..
a sort of disgusting photographic elitism, maybe? some automatic mechanism that sort masks out photographic possibilities? sort of like looking down at the rug and the edge of the sofa--that ain't going to get photographed. um..
perhaps i felt that the bird subject didn't leave much room to really do anything; that it was simply an exercise of aiming my camera and focusing and pressing a button, and that the image itself, although 'speaking' to others, doesn't really 'speak' to me..?
the thought that usually precedes my deciding to take such a shot is the visual equivalent of loosening ones tie.

http://web-pix.blogspot.com/2006/10/i-am-serious-photographer.html

 
At Saturday, March 03, 2007 2:48:00 PM, Blogger Clo said...

I see what you mean. And the way you explain it is interresting. Though the "disgusting photographic elitism" seems not right to me. I think it's just a question of sensibility, like you said lower, it's what the pic is "speaking" to us...

I'm doing a lot of thinking about my own photographic experience lately. There's a lot of questions I have that I didn't find any answer yet. But what is the most important is: There is so much great photographers, what do I have to tell that is so different?
...I'm still searching for that answer, and I will probably ask my Web-Pix friend to help me a little.
:O)

 
At Saturday, March 03, 2007 3:03:00 PM, Blogger Clo said...

Oups, forgot to tell about your pic...
Strangely, this picture have your touch in it. That makes a different point of view about bird pic. And it's interresting to see that Mr. Christopher sometimes looks at birds...

Hmmm, think that last sentence needs some explanation. Ok. What I know about you is what you put here or on Flickr. To make it short, I will generalize very, very much and say that I see a lot of darkness in your pics, but not necesseraly in a bad sens. It gives me the impression (and here, I will stereotype you a lot) of a young man living in a room, very brilliant and very tormented...
...oh, I hope you understand what I mean...
:O)

 
At Saturday, March 03, 2007 3:50:00 PM, Blogger merlinprincesse said...

It's not the thing you take pics of that are important.... It's the way YOU see it and take the pic. There is always a bit of oneself in a pic......no matter the subject...

 
At Saturday, March 03, 2007 3:51:00 PM, Blogger merlinprincesse said...

This bird is YOU, CSB...

 

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