The Best Worst Photos of Rocky Bluff Trail
The Worst Camera Ever?
You may be scratching your head as you scroll down and take a look at the photos this week. Yeah, they are not up to par with some of the other photos that have been featured in previous Photo of the Week articles, but there is a reason for this.
Over the last two years I have been attached to a little device called the Ipod Touch and just this last week my brother sold me his 4th generation Touch with the camera (yeah I know I don’t have a cool smartphone, which some of you have had for a while).
I downloaded a couple of apps that makes the camera into a cool vintage toy camera, like the old Holgas. I have been fascinated with old film cameras that have all kind of distortions in the lens or leaks light into the film compartment, but have only worked with them on a limited basis because of the restrictive cost of film.
It was super hot with temps in the mid 90’s and the light was too harsh for “true” photography, but that wouldn’t stop me from my following mission:
To take “good” photos with a sub-par camera.
I was actually excited about the task. I was allowing myself to be a lot freer with photography than the previous six months.
I chose Rocky Bluff, because I was researching ferns for an upcoming article and I knew that this was a decent place to view them.
What you see here is the result of that exploration with old technology implanted in a advanced equipment. The photos shown here have not been edited and are the results from using the TtV app only.
A Lesson Learned
After spending several hours in the heat looking for the Best of the Worst Photos, I learned that it doesn’t really matter what type of equipment you have while exploring natural areas. It is more important that you are just enjoying what you’re doing and living in that moment.
I know that some readers will absolutely hate these type of photos and I cannot argue with that, but when I was photographing the scenes in this article, I had the same feeling as I did over ten years ago when I picked up my first digital camera.
It was great time and I hope whatever you do and wherever you go in the world, to just keep your mind and creative side open to a new set of possibilities and realities.
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