Focus

Have you ever run out of storage space while taking pictures with your iPhone?
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Dreamy Rothko-like images appear and freeze the camera.

Is it possible to deliberately take a photo like that on a smart phone?
Or are the devices too smart, assuming we always want things in focus.

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photo by Severo

This post inspired by The Daily Post’s weekly Photo Challenge.
This week’s theme is Focus

The First

waterlogue of a truck butt
605 North, digital watercolor, 2015

Here is the first waterlogue I made of the back end of a truck for the #myshittycommute series. Created on 6/16/15, I hadn’t yet completely formed my compositional parameters (wipers visible).
This was recently released from “photo jail”.

I have more than 15K photos/images on my phone.
I “lost” computer access to them due to an OS upgrade in September January (no room on the laptop for the new Photos application). I had some clunky workarounds, including emailing to self. I finally decided that I’d had it and got myself a new Mac Mini, which arrived on Thursday. I can now see ALL my truck waterlogues as thumbnails in one place — what a relief! I have to figure out what to get printed for my show in July!

Wait… July 9 (hanging day) is only 35 days away. Uh oh.
Procrastination is the bane of my existence.

Mile 227

Every commuter’s dream — an empty freeway.

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Mile 227, Pastel on paper, 28 x 38″, 1997

This piece is in a group show at the newly relocated TAG Gallery.
The Grand ReOpening Reception is tonight, Saturday, May 20, 5-8pm.

TAG Gallery
5458 Wilshire Blvd
LA, CA   90036

Reproductions are available here on Society6 [I receive a small commission].