I have been playing/struggling with my newest camera today trying desperately to read the instruction booklet online. So far I can call up the first page of the topic I am interested in but cannot manage to make the pages turn. Does that make the glass half empty or half full? I dunno.
I have been experimenting with the features that should enable me to take closeup pix of things like flowers and hummingbirds.....I think I may be on to something because there is one setting which allows for self portraits, and being shameless I turned the camera around and without being able to see what was in the viewfinder snapped this from a distance of about 12 inches.It appears to be a picture of someone I used to know. I cannot imagine what she is looking so tickled about but one should not question apparent happiness even when it is probably about something as silly as a non-blurry photo.
The only thing I can think of to say is.......I want you to know that those are all my own teeth.
So are the wrinkles and the age spots, but I am delighted that they came out so sharp......I may be on to something here.
The New Yorker covers: February 10, 1975
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