The photo seen here was taken years ago while I was traveling in Tanzania. The image is a DikDik- taken with a 35mm Minolta SLR using Ektachrome transparency slide film. The animal is exceeding rare to see, they are nervous little creatures and are fast. This image was taken in the evening with poor light. The creature froze for a second- I shot!
What to do? How do you treat an old photo captured in poor light or with a cheap camera; or where the subject is just fleeting? I always ask myself, as an amateur photographer, am I trying to impress the viewer or do I want to save a moment in time for my personal posterity?
I played with the poor photo and came up with the above image. It saves the memory for me and perhaps provides an artistic twist to an otherwise dull image for someone who has no connection with the creature or scene. Let the critics decide!