I am very excited to be involved in another group project. This one is 12 portraits, each month has a theme or suggestion, May theme is blur/soft focus/ shallow depth of field. I am starting in May, so though it will not be a full 12 months for me, I am still very excited to be included in this project!
This photograph is one that I took on our recent trip into Boston. I took this image at the Harvard Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain MA. I shot three rolls of film in my Microcord Camera that day. For some reason this whole roll is out of focus. The other two rolls were fine, I am not sure what happened, as not one single image in the roll was in focus. I was super bummed as I really loved this tree and was kind of kicking myself to think that I did not even bring my digital camera as a back up. From now on, on film shoots, I plan to bring my super dependable Nikon N90 from the 1990’s to hopefully avoid this. But…..
But at the same time, I love the dreamy quality of this image. There are a few in the roll that I really love, despite their blur. I was wondering what I would ever do with them. This is one of my two favorites from the blurry roll. So it is somewhat lucky for me that I was invited to do this project and started on the month with this theme. I hope you like it too, shot with a Microcord medium format, TLR with Portra 400 film. I am really glad I get to show this image, I may even show a few more at some point!
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Linsey Stuckey, and see her take on this months portrait!