Thursday, March 02, 2006
Slice of life
Real life was an injured red-tailed hawk, perched on its handler’s arm, unexpectedly encountered in the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden several years ago. An amazing moment, which I tried to capture with my digital point-and-shoot, failing completely. Like most photos shot on the run, it was awkwardly composed and completely lacking the excitement I was trying to catch.
This slice of life restores some of the impact.
It’s a mere sliver, cropped out of a larger frame, using less than fifth of my 2 megapixels. When making prints, you can’t throw away that many pixels without getting a fuzzy picture. Not so when blogging. With the inherently limited resolution of computer displays, you’ve got pixels to burn.
If nothing else, it’s a good excuse to look over your old photos from a new perspective. Who knows what slice of life you’ll find there, ready to be excavated and repurposed?