Image by Just call me Jac
"To err is human, to forgive is divine" ~ Alexander Pope
I had my macro lens attached to the camera the other day, shooting the 1st bloomin’ weed of the year, when I walked past the well head. Though I have walked past the thing a million times, I never noticed the "ERR" in it. At least I hadn’t notice it significantly enough that it put the quote from Pope to mind. Maybe it is because I had my camera in hand as I walked past it this time? We, at least I think I do, think or look at things differently with the camera in hand. We, that is the "royal" we again of me, myself, and I if you happen to disagree with me, (I know that will take a couple of reads to decipher) think of how differently things will look through the lens. Not just the composition, but also how the light will play on that sensor (yes I am referring to digital, sorry you film folks) since the camera can only pick up a few stops of light where our human eye can pickup so many more. Maybe we also are thinking about what aperture and shutter speed we would shoot that shot with. And even, we might be thinking about how we might process the shot, HDR, Exposure Blend, maybe some layer masking, …
Ruh Roh, I just realized y’all are getting a glimpse of how my mind works. And that reminds me of another Pope quote; "Strength of mind is exercise, not rest." And that reminds me of another recent discovery, at least to me, Dooce. Heather B. Armstrong is Dooce, a blogger of some renown from what I gather, so it wouldn’t surprise me if you haven’t already read her humorous blog and wait patiently for her great photos. But that makes me wonder that if you knew about her, why didn’t you tell me about her before?
And that is how I tied today’s photo in with the today’s link.
Yes, my mind is a strange trip 😀