Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Dusk , originally uploaded by Josh Gentry.

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000
Yashica lens 50 mm 1:1.9
Ilford 400 film
Shutter 60, fstop 2.8
January 2008, 5:30 pm 


Matt Dick said...

I like this picture but it makes me angry. I can never do anything like that without it looking like it's just out of focus.

I am fundamentally a non-artist, though.

One my favorite shots is this one, which Beth just say looks like a mistake. It was a carefully crafted picture, however.

Josh said...

Ah, I'm glad someone else likes it. I like it regardless, but as you get at, some people just think it looks like an out of focus crap picture. I think some people mostly only like sharply focused. I'm not one of them, but I can't yet tell you what separates for me the ones that work and the ones that just look blurry.

I like your bus picture. It's way to surreal to have been a mistake.

Josh Gentry said...

I want to add that I worked hard for this picture, which if you haven't tried to get a picture like this you might not guess. Focus, exposure, composition, tough.

Matt Dick said...

I know you worked hard on it, which is why I brought up the whole bus picture thing.

I have a major problem with keeping my pictures horizontal. I just don't pay close attention to the horizon, and I'm typically as much as 5 degrees tilted.

This shot looks about 2 degrees off to me. It makes a huge difference in effect, even if it isn't that people are consciously aware of it.

That's why this hobby is interesting -- there's always a way to work on getting better.

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