Serendipity

In an earlier post (see: Vivitar 35ES – Results) I mentioned that I had inadvertently caused a few multiple exposures by placing my left finger on top of the camera such that it prevented the film from advancing correctly. This is one of them and I actually find it rather interesting. One frame was of a row of trees and the second one was of marks on a tank of some kind (I think. My memory on this one is rather vague. It could just as easily be tree bark). I like the rather abstract composition that was the result of them being combined.

Taken with a Vivitar 35ES.

Flaking paint

Another one taken at the Danbury Fair Mall, Danbury CT. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed a splash of color in the distance. I walked over to it and found a container with some colorful flaking paint. I liked the bright colors and the textures, which gave it a somewhat abstract look.

Taken with a Vivitar 35ES.

I’ll take Manhattan

I know when I took this (about one year ago in November 2016). I know where I took it (from the window of one of our younger daughter’s friend’s apartment). I also remember the occasion on which I took it. Our daughter was visiting NY and we went into the city to see a show (On Your Feet) returning home via this apartment to pick up her luggage.

What I can’t remember is whether or not I intended this rather psychedelic effect. I took some other pictures at the same time and they’re all fairly conventional shots attempting (unsuccessfully) to get a sharp picture of the rather spectacular view from her window. This one, however, has a much longer shutter speed than the others so it’s possible I was trying to capture the camera movement. I’ll never know for sure.

Whichever it was I quite like the somewhat abstract effect, which (to my mind mind at any rate) captures something of the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.