A suspended moment of (baseball) Zen, masquerading as just another foul ball.
Courtesy of the Boys of Summer.
It’s our May holiday weekend here in Canada and I’ve had some time to relax.
I’ve spent part of the day looking at various fora, blogs, photo-sharing sites, etc. and have seen some genuinely nice images.
To my dismay however, I’ve also seen a lot of something else: the over-processed-HDR look.
Apparently, tone-mapping is alive and well.
At this point, I feel compelled to link back to an article I wrote several years ago:
Please read it, or pass it along to a friend who may need help. Consider it an act of kindness. Or tough love.
In the meantime, if you want to remind yourself of what a proper photograph should look like, have a look at some film images.
Here are a couple of sites I often visit because the photographers there are still shooting film (in addition to digital):
You won’t find anything flashy there, but you will find some very fine photographs.
The M9 is slow, and its LCD has Atari-like resolution.
This makes for an extremely unpredictable shooting experience.
Or, to paraphrase Forrest Gump:
The M9 is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get… but it will be better than what you would have gotten with an M240.