Photographer's Note

Some of you are gonna HATE this...
Back from my first and arguably more successful day out with the 50mm, daring myself to get closer and closer, willing my feet to go where they didn't want to go. Before I abandoned my fear of sticking my lens where it didn't belong I tried this one...from the hip..shot. Still forgetting to change the aperture settings by the way..still balls out at f1.8
I took no real pleasure from it, no smug satisfaction that I took a picture of some old guy with a cool face but he doesn't even know it. So why do I post it?
Because I actually do like a couple of things about the result...things some may not...I LIKE the fairly awkward tilt (though it would have been better tilting the other way) and that he happened to be getting up just as I snapped. And I like that this is't cropped and I got him in the frame right down to the end of his toes.
The process...felt dumb...the product made me smile just a bit.

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