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Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' In Remembrance of Rosemary
As a little boy the days after Christmas and before the Epiphany on January 6 seemed to be a century long. In my Buenos Aires of 1950, the Three Wise Men left fabulous toys by the shoes we put outside of our rooms. There were some toys we ignored. These were wooden toys given to us by Eva Perón. We would instantly throw them away. Now anyone who may have kept them could sell them for a fortune.
Today is December 30. It is neither New Year’s Eve nor Boxing Day. It is a nothing day. It is a perfect day to do nothing which is something I did today until I was hit by the guilt that I have to write my diary (which is what my blog is and I don’t give a hoot if you read it or leave an emoji).
In the last few weeks I have been shooting portraits with a technique that I explained here (link below). I have further narrowed it down by asking my subjects to put their hands on their chest.
Then I had the idea of what would happen if I were to use this one shot technique on a plant. It was not to be as I ended up taking three photographs. I am happy with the results which show a plant not at all like most photographs done now that are ultra-sharp, have perfect colour and look as good as real.
Photographers have forgotten or are not aware how when film was used there was a lot of experimental shooting to get stuff that was different. Pristine perfection is now the norm. My one shot portraits have odd colour and noise that looks like the grain of fast film of yore. I like it and it satisfies me.
That is all that counts.
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