A matter of taste

On November 11, I wrote an article on Depth of Field in a Digital World and illustrated the post with two photographs. One of those photos, Renaissance Acrobat is a color image of a young woman in a ring suspended in midair. I was working on that picture to submit it to the Maryland Renaissance Festival 2007 photo contest, not because I thought that the photo was a particularly moving image, but because I thought it was a good fit for one of their categories. I have not, however, posted the image to my online Photo Gallery.

The reason I used Renaissance Acrobat in the article is that it served to illustrate my point about the limitations of digital cameras with respect to one’s ability to create an image with a short depth of field. I find Country Store, the other image in that article to be a much more compelling photograph.

I write this post because I am ambivalent about Renaissance Acrobat. I strive to show only my best work on this website and in my online Photo Gallery. I endeavor to create photographs that are emotionally compelling. I feel that Renaissance Acrobat falls short of this ideal. Nevertheless, I will retain the Renaissance Acrobat image on the overflow page of the post as an example of the point I was making.

Seraphim at the 2007 Renaissance Festival

Seraphim performs at the 2007 Maryland Renaissance FestivalThe 2007 Maryland Renaissance Festival has ended. I attended several times and walked around taking pictures.As a groupie to my friend, Charlotte’s women’s quartet, Seraphim, I naturally shot a lot of photos of their performances.

Seraphim performs each year at the Rennaisance fair, but also offers a traditional Christmas program. In addition, the ladies transform themselves into an Andrews Sister’s inspired quartet to perform music from the 1940’s.

My collection of Seraphim photos is featured in the Focus on Seraphim gallery.

The web address for that gallery is http://seraphim.wmgphoto.com/.

You may contact Seraphim for more information about their programs by sending email to SeraphimQuartet@aol.com.

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