Thank you for following along with the Photo Challenge! Today’s entry is meant for viewing and enjoyment, with no elaborate explanations about the technical work behind it. Just take it in as a piece of art, made for you. (although…editor’s note…it’s kind of cool on account of how he turned his camera into a pinhole camera and whatnot….)
After twenty days, 1,324 shutter releases, saying goodbye to my beloved Wheezie (and hello to Boris), I offer you Photograph Number Twenty:
Twenty-one days ago, Ruth saw me feeling down, and devised a scheme to draw me into my art. To her: I love you (bunches!). You allowed me to step back, to realize why I do this, and why I create. To you the viewer: this one is just for you! This is your camera. I loaded it for you, and it’s your turn. Ollie (my trusty steed of a camera) is taking a nap — although not for long. I hope I was able to inspire you, and perhaps help you see the world through my eyes — which is perhaps different than the “normal” view of the world. For that I am grateful. Thank you, all!
In parting, let me just offer you this: just look and try. As the old cuss Ansel Adams said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” And he’s right: there is a difference. Have the courage to try. Oh…and take the bloody thing off automatic! Pick it up.
I dare you…