Sunday, August 07, 2011
Putting red in focus
Get in and drive
Quebec City, QC, July 2011
So now you know I'm rather fond of cars with hatchbacks. Red ones. I dug up an old pic I took of a red Civic (hatch. Surprised?) I owned oh so long ago and was mortified when I realized just how lousy I was with a camera way back when. Seriously lousy focus, depth-of-field, composition and exposure. I guess we all had to start somewhere, right?
Not that things have improved all that much since then, as this light-challenged view of a Ford Focus will easily illustrate. But I'll keep taking the camera out even when the surrounding situation suggests, strongly, that I'd be better off buying a postcard, instead. Perfection, after all, is unattainable. The pursuit of it, however, is the very essence of who we need to be.
Your turn: How do you stretch your own envelope?