#306: APRIL PHOTOGRAPHS ON A RAINY DAY
I have not posted any new photographs to my Flickr account or here in a long while, but that does not mean that I haven't been taking pictures. I did not realize how many I was taking until I started finding rolls of film that I no longer remembered. I should qualify this with the fact that I take pictures with a Canon Rebel 2000 SLR and not a digital camera, so I am really only talking about a few 24-exposure rolls and not the hundreds of pictures you can save up with a digital camera and a computer. At any rate, since I discovered my camera strap, we have been travelling together quite a bit.
I much prefer black and white photography, because it is the stark contrasts between light and dark that really attract me, but I have been on a bit of a red kick lately. Hence, the following picnic table shot. It had just stopped raining in time for the evening sun to come out.
The following is a detail of an iron railing. It reminds me of the pictures people took in the sixties and earlier seventies for anthologies of poetry. I am sure I am duplicating an image from my grade ten poetry textbook.
This one was taken just after the sun dipped behind the trees across the street. I like how there is only one thin strip of focus about a third of the way down the photograph.
And later, Amelia came by for a few minutes. She can't sit for long these days due to her need of a hip replacement, but I am glad for the bit of time I do get to see her. She is much less blurry and yellow in real life. (The Fiery One took this photograph).
There will be more photographs posted here in the coming days. I thought I would limit myself to just a handful per entry to save you the headache of having this page load too slowly.
I am in this picture. Know that I need never see it again
to see: the incessant knot of the girl's navel is a fist,
an oily wad of sweet-sour girl flesh, a ball of tissue
- excerpt from "Photograph of People Dancing in France" by Leslie Adrienne Miller