Out of Focus

In 1977, when cameras used film, getting a good photograph was challenging. On rare occasions, the perfect moment would come and I would get the shot. More often, I would almost get the shot. Maybe the subject would move or I would move and the perfect shot became the imperfect shot…composition a little off or the subject slightly out of focus…

Now, perfect photographs are everywhere. If one of those 200 digital images isn’t what you want, Adobe can fix it.

But isn’t there something magical about an image that inadvertently broke the rules: a tree coming out of someone’s head or an unflattering expression on someone’s face? Not perfect and yet, the moment that was captured was somehow special…the smile was radiant or the emotion was genuine.