Thursday, May 26, 2005
I was taking one of my usual sky pictures (kinda mediocre, IMO) when this pigeon flew into the frame just as I clicked the shutter. Kinda cool, although it would've been even cooler if I had my aperture cranked down a bit for more depth of field.
And immediately after taking this picture, I was accosted by a strange but friendly man who spat a lot, and had lots of things to say about local history and wind resistance and stonecutting and money and ninja fighting techniques. A photographer had an impact on his life and helped him make some money, and my camera and I triggered an association with that. He also marveled at how photographers see angles and shapes that others don't, which is precisely what fascinates me about photography - that challenge to capture the unseen beauty that hides within the seen.
It was one of those conversations where one part of you keeps telling you to escape, while the other part just has to stay through to the end, to find out where it's all heading...