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NightOccoquan-12 I’ve heard the most dangerous kind of skier is a mid-level skier. The beginners are slow and tentative. They don’t know what they’re doing, so they’re cautious.

Experts are experts. They can rush through slopes with little effort. Bumps and turns which would panic beginners are easy to navigate for the expert.

Ah, but the mid-level skiers – they are better than the beginners. They have a bit more confidence. But they don’t have the experience level to really judge themselves. They overestimate or underestimate distances. They jump to advanced thoughts while forgetting the basics. And it gets them into trouble.

I feel this way about my photographs. I feel like I took better, more expressive pictures when I was just screwing around, barely knowing anything. Now, I know too much and it clouds me. I need to get back to experimenting. I need to try and test things out. Not overthink, just play.

This shot was me just playing, at night. I’ve got a lot of night shots where I didn’t think to hard, I just let the camera run and see what happened.

A little improv to help the dreaming along.


Deprecation & Satire

Image taken from page 7 of 'The Speaker's Eye, a satire. By F. R' by The British Library
Image taken from page 7 of ‘The Speaker’s Eye, a satire. By F. R’, a photo by The British Library on Flickr.

This may be the last of my image posts to WordPress via the automatic sharing. Apparently it’s being deprecated, along with LIveJournal. Thus, things change and die off, leaving me to rig up HTML once more.

But with the question of Satire – I’m wondering where I should place it. My personal blog? This one, my writing blog? Or should I keep my false manifestos on One True SFF Cannon elsewhere?

Metaphysical Graffiti

StMarysMonastary-23 by Urdith
StMarysMonastary-23, a photo by Urdith on Flickr.

Inspiration for a future project.