What the hell…

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Sometimes it’s worth wasting a frame just to see what happens. I don’t mean taking an educated guess and having an idea as to what’ll turn out. I mean a complete and total experiment where all I control is the framing.* I don’t shoot with a tripod much at all but every once in a while I’ll set up the camera, lock the shutter open, and come back to it in 30 minutes—or later, depending on when I remember to do so.

*If that. Framing through an f/4 viewfinder at night is not easy.

The results are always interesting to me, in many ways because they’re not repeatable. Gimmick? Probably. But also a reminder to let go of control and just things happen.

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Author: Nick Vossbrink

Blogging about Photography, Museums, Printing, and Baseball Cards from both Princeton New Jersey and the San Francisco Bay Area. On Twitter as @vossbrink, WordPress at njwv.wordpress.com, and the web at vossbrink.net

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