An Alternate For A Vulcan SpockWednesday, May 02, 2012
In these situations, even when I tell myself I will take only five (but I was able to snap one more as I had only used up four exposures, a ten exposure roll, on my previous subject, a gentleman with his black cat, the best shot is the first one and rarely the last. The middle ones seem to be photographic cannon fodder. With Stefanie Denz I knew I had my shot with the first exposure. It was that exposure, tight and showing both her magnificent and strong hands which I chose to illustrate her essay on this Me&My Project, a project in which the restrictions are to use my mother’s red Mexican shawl, a gray background, one light, the same 140mm lens in my Mamiya RB-67 Pro SD loaded with Kodak Ektachrome 100G. There is one more constant and this is my insistence in showing hands.
To those that might be interested I am showing here the picture that I almost used. It was the fifth exposure of the total six. What won out for me was the showing of both hands as seen here. I like Denz’s muscular arms. I was tempted by that fifth exposure hint of her blue jeans.
After years of looking at pictures I have come to trust my first impression. Sometimes I feel like a most Vulcan Spock with a built-in scanner in my brain.