Frizzy photography

There is an additional variable to be taken into account if one takes pictures and has unruly hair. Not only is the direction of the light important, so is that of the wind.

frizzy hair, following wind

Those bits above are the particularly self-willed sections which, despite the locks being firmly brushed and fettered, insist on their freedom. With a brisk following wind such as there was this morning my already deteriorating sight is further obscured by a frizzy filter.

Not only sight. The “finger in front of the lens” problem easily encountered when using a small camera is compounded by the “entire picture obscured by hair” effect. On one side of the frame the grotesque balloon of a giant out-of-focus digit complete with disturbing close-up of its nail, on the other side a smear of some sort of striated material like bleached washed-up seaweed.

Luckily my lens is as proud and phallic as a trumpet so only the very longest wayward clumps make their way into the edges of pictures nowadays, unless I set out to capture them. And, I confess, I have sometimes used photoshop to remove the evidence.

The sky was profoundly, glintingly, infinitely blue this morning. The sun was low but strong.

sunlit whippet

The dogs enjoyed their walk.

5 Replies to “Frizzy photography”

  1. Oh the frizzy photo, oh… πŸ™‚

    And have you clicked on Toilet Train Your Cat? They mean that literally – train your cat to use the human toilet…

    I promise to keep reading your blogposts AS WELL as the ads πŸ™‚

  2. I see we have the afro haircare products already. And, look, Redken haircare!… oh, I thought this was a political joke, but I think they’re American and probably haven’t heard of Red Ken. Oh dear, this is what comes of not having a telly. Look, I’m trying to work here…

  3. I’ve got helmet cameras. I never knew there was such a thing. I’d also need, of course, to purchase a helmet.

    I’m glad you’re getting so much innocent entertainment from the London Mayoral election campaign material (beauty product placement department) but the whole point of the damn things is that you *click* on them. Not laugh at them.

    Le sigh.

    Do you think I could recruit an army of click-farmers in China? like those people who play games for other people to win them status and trappings? only these people would click on my ads from multiple different computers for less money than I earn for each click?

    No?

    Damn. What a shame. I thought I was on to a winner there πŸ™‚

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