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… became a beautiful swan who lived on the Lake in Central Park. Who knew?

Diana camera, gelatin silver print, warm tone paper.

I took this photo when I first began shooting with plastic Diana cameras and was trying to understand the difference between what I was seeing through the viewfinder and what the camera was seeing through the lens. That’s why the swan’s head is almost out of the frame, I underestimated the discrepancy.

One of the Diana’s happy tendencies is to either accentuate or blur textures in an unpredictable way. I like the look of the water’s surface here, especially next to the smooth feathers of the swan.