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Ophelia: Claire Noire

It’s quite possible that this is my favorite photo that I’ve ever taken.
That’s kind of a big deal for me.
I don’t usually love every photo I take.
In fact, it’s usually quite the opposite.
But this.
This image is truly beautiful to me.
Ophelia is a subject that I have been fascinated with for a long time.
I may never be done exploring her photographically.
She is elusive, bathed in beauty, light, and water.
These are all very pleasing to my photographic eye.
Take this photo up a notch and know that this is my mother.
Look how incredibly beautiful she is.
I mean seriously.
I’m counting on those genes kicking in for me too. 😉

I have been meaning to write on this blog for a while now. I feel like this is the place I can be forthcoming about who I am as a person, an artist, a photographer, a mother, a friend. Right? We are all friends here. I realize that I have been absent from this blog. The problem is that it all just feels like so much work to me these days. The time it takes to sit down and edit, construct, design, write, post a blog. I just don’t really have the time for it. Asher is sleeping right now which is why I can do this but seriously folks, its tough. This is one of the reasons why I have decided to start shooting some more film. I find it very difficult to pick up my digital camera these days. I’m reluctant to take pictures because it represents post processing to me. I don’t like that feeling. At all! To help me combat that predicament, I borrowed a dear friends Contax. I got myself some film and started shooting it. 12 rolls in all before I had to give the camera back this past weekend. I just got the first of my scans back today and have been going through them. I have come to a couple of conclusions.

I think I need glasses! Manual focusing is challenging. Add hand holding the camera at 1/30 and a lot of my photos came out blurry. I guess thats why I like slow shutters. The blur is intentional there.:)Anyway, I have mixed feeling about how my pictures turned out. A wise friend warned me to be prepared for disappointment. Shooting film does not make all of your photos look creamy and dreamy and luscious. At least not for me. Not yet. I think I overexposed too much personally. I need to bring some of my exposures back into the realm of proper. Its interesting to see what I shot because I feel like each photo was so meticulously thought out. Then again, after looking at them I’m wondering why I shot so much of the same stuff. The output of photos is much smaller from these film sessions. Not every picture turns out but the ones that do. Wowie! I guess that’s one of the reasons that I will continue shooting film. Power through? I just hope I get better quick!

Be watching for more posts from my adventures in film…

Contax 645
Fugi 400H
2.8 1/30

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September 26, 2013 - 5:02 pm

Kirsten - I totally resonate with this! I stopped blogging for awhile…years. Just shut down the ol’ computer and never opened it again. And it was good. I had overdone the whole photography addiction thing and I just did not ever want to edit a photo again and had nothing left to say. Then decided I missed it and took up film. Still dipping my toe in…but it just feels so much…heartier? Just found you site!! Love it!

October 16, 2012 - 8:06 pm

belinda olsen - Beautiful! I love your interpretation and execution. Love, love, love this!

October 16, 2012 - 2:19 pm

aria - Oh. My. Gosh. This is breathtaking! And that’s your mom?! You guys look like twins – you gorgeous things!

October 16, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Lindsey Shaun - Kiera. I am in love with this shot! In just the brief time we have hung out/spent time/jogged together…. I love you. I live the artist you are how how you view the world! Press on

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