July 11, 2013

Scanner Triptic.web

Sometimes in our confusion, we see the world not as it is, but through eyes blurred by the mind.  – Unknown

 

FOCUS:  Photo Technique (Scanned Images)

I decided to play around with my scanner again today.  One characteristic of scanners is that they tend to have extremely shallow depths of field.  Yesterday, I chose to lay flat objects directly on the scanner bed and the results were tack-sharp, highly detailed images.  Today, I exploited the shallow DOF in the exact opposite direction by purposely placing the subject (me!) just outside the reach of the scanner’s focal range.  The resulting ghost-like images are both beautiful and slightly disturbing.  Their ethereal nature makes them appear to have been ripped right out of a dream.

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