Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Man Outstanding in His Woods

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Ok, so it is another self portrait . . .

And it is also a perfect example of what happens when you tilt the lens on a 4X5 view camera, while leaving the back alone.

I was aiming on obscuring myself, so I tilted the lens forward, which makes the plane of focus be close to the camera at the bottom, and far from the camera at the top. It also was a short time exposure, and I did some head wagging.

This was, like so many of the others, taken in the archetypal woods behind “Shack One.” I am not a man outstanding in his field, but I do OK in the woods.

The expression on the face was an intentional lampoon on my tendency for self-seriousness.

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