Be Afraid.

Be Afraid.

“Kim Kardashian made 17 million dollers off her wedding.Divorced 72 days later & they’re worried about gays ruining the sanctity of marriage?” – @WorldGayPride

This shot made me think of the above quote that I read. I was tickled at how absurd arguments can be simplified to the absurd logic that they represent.  Of course gay marriage won’t ruin the sanctity of marriage.  We straights have already done that, years ago.

About the photo:  This was shot in Philadelphia at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival using a small Nikon D5500 and an inexpensive but very capable 18-55mm kit lens.  I like this camera and lens because it covers the normal range (24-70mm with a 35mm camera) and can handle most shots with authority. When I compare this camera to smaller ‘travel cameras’ it comes up pretty well.  It weighs about the same as a Fujifilm XT-2 with theier 18-55mm OIS lens, yet costs about 1/2 as much.  The low light in the Nikon is not as good as the Fuji, but I think it’s good enough for all but pro work.  Newer versions of the Nikon compare better.

On the other hand, the Fuji handles like a Porsche when compared to the Nikon’s Prius.  Indeed, the Fuji is a photographer’s camera. If you are an enthusiast, I think you’ll find the price worth the difference.

I experimented with this shot in NIK Silver Effects – which is powerful photo processing software by Google, and loved the results. One final point, the models shown here were random cosplayers, lifestyle choices unknown. The quote simply fits the closeness of the subjects. They show fierceness, tenderness, hard and soft, all in the same look.  Kind of like the things you work through in a good marriage.

So whatever their lifestyles… brava.

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