Thursday, September 8, 2011

Name Forgotten (V)

I was walking down Varick and saw him putting some people and luggage going into a van. They were going to Switzerland for work (I didn't ask the nature of their work). He told me he had a Rolleiflex (or maybe he didn't?), and also had a Mamiya tlr (those things are beasts). I asked him his name, and as I walked away I already knew I had forgotten it. I felt a little uncomfortable talking with him. I mean, I've had so many conversations with people who say, "I used to shoot one of those, but now I'm all digital, blah blah blah..." I just never know what to say in those situations.

I'll say something like, "well, that's fine. I'm not running down digital or anything, but I like doing this," as my voice trails off and then we're just looking at each other with nothing much else to say. I wished him well and went on my way before that exchange could happen. Maybe that's why I forgot his name, I just wanted to avoid the whole situation. I mean, it's not like he wasn't nice. You've probably noticed that with just about every person's picture I post I'll say that they were "nice." Well, if they're going to let a total stranger such as myself take their picture, of course they were at least nice enough to allow me that indulgence, so I'll say they're nice by gum.

I wasn't happy with the focus on this one. I was surprised to see that it was softer than I had anticipated. So....maybe I did use some "unsharp mask." I know I've said it before, but I don't know why something would be called "unsharp" when it makes everything sharper. I'm only left to assume Adobe is headquartered on Bizzaro World.

Wow, I broke my two day streak of Star Wars references. Well, nobody's perfect.

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