June 23, 2003

Photo taken with an Minolta

Photo taken with an Minolta x-700, 50/2.0, Walgreens 200 speed Film

I took the day off work on Friday and I wanted to shoot some photos. I loaded up my cameras and headed out the door in search of something to put on film. It was a great day. Nice and warm with low humidity which is rare for Indiana. But the light felt harsh. The shadows were hard. The contrast was high. I just couldn't seem to find anything to shoot. I saw a bridge that I'd like to put on film, but the trees are in full bloom and it should be done on black and white. I'll have to go back there. There are some little purple flowers off the side of the road that need to be captured on film but I never seem to pull off the road to take the shots. I've still got some of this other roll that I've not posted yet so I've got a while to get more I suppose.

I've been thinking of what it might be like to go out and shoot 10 rolls of film in one day. Kind of a self project to see what I can capture. Hard to imagine shooting 10 rolls in a day when I didn't shoot a single frame in the past 3 days.

Posted by Joe at June 23, 2003 9:52 AM

Oh! Beautiful, and very moving. The modernity (watch, and especially velcro fastenings on the shoes) feels incongruous and somewhat confusing...which in context is good. Sculptures in bronze ought to be about an ancient generation, not people who could wear a watch like I do, and shoes like my godson's.

Because of this, I like the left one better; the coloured background (green and alive) re-emphasises that this is a new sculpture, makes the sense of loss more immediate.

Of course, I'm assuming that this is a memorial of some sort, which it might not be at all.

Posted by: sue bailey at June 23, 2003 3:17 PM

Thanks for the great detailed comments Sue. It's a sculpture in a local park. I'll find a link about it. I want to say it's about celebrating family and not loss but I'm not positive.

Posted by: Joe at June 23, 2003 5:26 PM
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