In the previous post (Why It Does Not Have to be In Focus: Modern Photography Explained) I mentioned that I find it hard to to break rules and explore boundaries. So I thought I’d try something a little different. This started out as fairly low resolution scan of a film photograph taken with a Kodak Retina IIc. I was standing in Charles Point Pier Park near Peekskill when I spotted some geese flying overhead. I quickly snapped the shot without thinking about exposure and/or focus. The result was a rather blurry photograph of the geese with the tops of a few lamp posts intruding.
First I blurred it some more and adjusted the cropping mostly to remove the lamp posts. Then I converted it to black and white, applied a few filters (including one which gave a negative look) and voilà this is what came out. It’s kind of abstract looking. It reminds me a tiny bit of Les Oiseaux by Matisse. I very much doubt that this is great art, but it was something different for me to do and I enjoyed the process.