On This Date: Photo taken 1/8/2015.

Gone to seed in our yard. The little birdies appreciate ’em.

This is one of a series of about a dozen similar photographs I took that afternoon. One of my common photography sequences is something like this: I rearrange the framing, then move to a different angle, perhaps try a different depth of field, or modify the ISO setting, adjust the focal point, maybe find a way to change the background–I alter stuff. I’m seeing how the picture changes in response to camera and framing changes.

Usually I just end up with a set of indistinguishable photographs. Occasionally something remarkable happens, and one of the pics is far better than the rest. That didn’t happen with this set.

My photo scanning project shows that I’ve always worked like this. It’s more common these days, because pixels are cheaper than film, but I have examples dating back to the early 1970s, when I got my first SLR. When I locate my earliest slides I’ll likely have examples from the 60s–taken with a box camera.

Number of pix taken on various January 8ths: 142
Year of oldest photo: 2005

How I Rated the Date’s Photographs:

  • 1 Star: 1
  • 2 Stars: 26
  • 3 Stars: 118
  • 4 Stars: 25
  • 5 Stars: 1
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