Reason to Keep Shutter Closed


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This is another photo from the Distillery District. I got a bit of a chuckle when I noticed the only unshuttered window on the wall had a broken pane. And no, I didn’t break it for the sake of my photo. Don’t get me wrong, I would have if it had not already been broken (kidding). Anyway, hope you like it. I plan to revisit the Distillery District after dark for some night shots. It’s really nicely lit at night. Maybe this weekend, if the weather holds.

On an unrelated note, I’m quickly running out of space on my blog. I might have to move to a new format that allows unlimited space, or create a site of my own hosted by a friend in the business. I’m thinking of something like smugmug.com or zenfolio.com. With the upgraded version these sites allow you to actually sell prints and they look after the entire transaction. I still have plenty of time to consider options, but it’s best to begin now than wait until I’m out of storage space. My plan was to hold off until I get a decent camera and maybe some courses under my belt, but I might have to place the cart before the horse, so to speak. I’d still run a wordpress blog, but I’d resize my photos for the blog and then link them back to my smugmug or zenfolio site where one could view the full size version.

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2 Responses to Reason to Keep Shutter Closed

  1. shutterboo says:

    You do such a fantastic job photographing walls. Seriously. I see a pattern or something and shoot away but when I get home, it’s still just a wall. This draws me in and tells me a story. I’m so jealous.

    • davecandoit says:

      Thanks! It’s always a struggle to “see” how a scene or subject will look in a photo. I tend to take tons of photos when I go out and end up using only about 20 percent of them.

      I also find that applying a critical eye to your own photos is a lot like eating your own cooking. By the time you’re ready to sit down to the meal, it’s no longer “fresh” to your tastebuds. Others, however, might rave over how tasty it is. I think it’s because they experience it entirely without frame of reference. They weren’t in the kitchen creating it from nothing. It’s hard to “see” your own photos with the same critical eye as you do the works of others. You already know your own photos intimately and they might have already lost much of their “meaning.” Sort of like continually repeating a word until it loses all meaning, until your brain can no longer make sense of the syllables. Get me?

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