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Resting…

  I’ve always liked this picture, but I think it’s because of the circumstances… It was a very quick, bang-bang kind of encounter. I’d have preferred a bit more time to get focus and composition better locked in. But you get what you’re given; and it’s up to the individual photographer to have his/her technique up to the level required to capture the scene.

The vagaries of memory…

Oh, how the vagaries of memory doth vex me… Yeah, verily… I took the above picture a little over a decade ago, during a trip to Japan. Japan is a country I’d always wanted to visit, and I’d happily go back if the opportunity once more arises… Though I’m not the same person I was when first I ventured upon those foreign shores. As evidenced by the fact  I have no recollection of having taken this picture… At all. It’s not a very good picture, and there are technical difficulties with its execution. And I’m not sure if I’ve even looked at the photo since I shot it… But the point I’m trying to make is that it could be the greatest picture since the invention of the selfie, and I would still have no memory it. That’s not the way my photographic memory – i.e. my memory of taking photos – usually works. Usually, if I go to the trouble of taking the photo, I tend to remember the particulars of the happening; like where the …