Hopefully absence makes the heart grow fonder
Posted by aogSaturday, 21 April 2007 at 17:48 TrackBack Ping URL

I have committed the ultimate weblogger error, I have allowed real life to interfere with my online writing. I am frantically trying to finish up the one last (please, please, be the last) feature for the product while child activities are reaching their mid spring peak.

Anyway, one thing I do for the adults of the future who are my children now is record their precious little lives with my camera. Occasionally, through pure luck, I get a picture that I think is actually good on its own, instead of just because of the subject matter (i.e., the way the in-laws like my pictures because of who is in them, not because the photography is much to look at).

Since there’s been some discussion of art and merit around Post-Judd-Land lately, I thought I would share a bit of my aesthetic sense by posting something I created and like. I can’t say why I like it exactly, it just looks cool to me. This is of a fellow player on Boy One’s soccer team, playing in the cold and the rain. I consider it “found art” because I just found it among the many pictures I took during the game.

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Jack Diederich Sunday, 29 April 2007 at 23:42

At a guess the reason you like it is that the freeze-frame looks unnatural. Was she hopping or skipping? It doesn’t look like running.

Annoying Old Guy Monday, 30 April 2007 at 08:45

She was running slowly backwards. She’s quite athletic and not inclined to skip. She stands out from the background so sharply because of the bad lighting, which forced a large aperture and therefore a very narrow depth of field.

I think part of it is the expression on her face, very intense.

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