Tuesday, January 18, 2011

House of Mercy

Auto-focus and I do not work well together since it has a mind of its own so I use manual focus 90% of the time. Manual focus is also good practice for developing one's eye. It requires more concentration on the frame and forces one to be aware of what is going on around. Unfortunately, the unexpected sometimes leaves things a little unclear. Isn't that just how life can be? I shot this yesterday at the House of Mercy during the Martin Luther King Jr. service. 

The last photograph is James Trammell and his son. Violet, wife and mother is in the background. The Trammell's were so welcoming and James was very loving towards Violet and their son. Within seconds of me sitting down and talking he'd pulled out a photo of his 5 month old daughter and told me how much he loves his family. But after a few minutes of talking he confessed they'd been separated because of problems he was having and not an hour later James got into a shouting match with someone and became loud, vulgar, and aggressive in front of everyone at HOM. 

Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm 1:2
ISO 1000, f/3.2 at 1/60

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