Focusing

A while ago I bought myself my first DSLR camera.   Up until now I have used digital point-and-shoot cameras.   My first attempts with the DSLR were utterly hit and miss.  One photo would work and the next would be completely out of focus.  My close-up shots were generally better than the distance shots I was taking and I’m slowly getting better at these.

I’m beginning to get more shots that are actually in focus –
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and I’m starting to think I might eventually be able to take the kind of close up shots I want –
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My distance shots with the new camera work ok and the focus is nice and crisp but, more often than not, I’m finding the photos themselves are uninteresting.

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I find them much more interesting when I play around with them on the computer –
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Maybe that’s because what I’m focusing on in my life is changing a great deal at present and I want to create images that somehow reflect that.   Things that used to seem really important no longer matter so much to me.  A lot of old ways of thinking and being are falling away but, as yet, I’m not entirely clear as to just what replaces them.    While I feel a lot lighter and clearer than I have for a very long time I’m a bit hazy as to the details of just what the future holds.

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prompt:   https://pixtowords.com/2018/06/17/focus-pic-and-a-word-challenge-144/

 

 

 

 

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22 thoughts on “Focusing

  1. I love your last lines: “A lot of old ways of thinking and being are falling away but, as yet, I’m not entirely clear as to just what replaces them. While I feel a lot lighter and clearer than I have for a very long time I’m a bit hazy as to the details of just what the future holds.” And the last picture is a perfect embodiment of those thoughts.

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  2. Love how you’ve expressed the intertwining of your journey in photography with that of your life. Both are an experiment. No one knows where they are going. Just keep following your heart and you will be surprised. I totally agree about the last photo. It doesn’t have too many details, but it sends a wondrous vibration to the viewer. ❤

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