Fleeting Image

by Buster Bruce July. 08, 2019 220 views

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!

Original Image of the DikDik

Original Image of the DikDik

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?

Saving a memory

Saving a memory

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!

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James Bokovoy 10 months, 1 week ago

Cool! I spent almost 6 years of my life growing up in Ethiopia in the late 60's/early 70's and we had one of these for a pet for several years.

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Marsha 1 year, 2 months ago

Your photo...in the end do what makes you happy! I enjoy playing around with different edits and applications. Love what you did with it!

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 2 months ago

Love your enhanced image! That's why we have so many after production optional tweaks to employ....right???

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Buster Bruce Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 2 months ago

Thanks Jay you are always so positive- appreciate your comments

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Jay Boggess Replied to Buster Bruce 1 year, 2 months ago

My pleasure, Amigo! 
Positive attitudes usually yield positive results.....yes???
Also, it's good to give credit where credit is due....no???

ps... thanks for "liking" my "Sunny Blessing"!

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