Memory or emotion can often be prompted by something of a non-visual nature. Sometimes, an event can be recorded in a poignant way with an image that is lacking in clarity of detail, that is not composed in a conventional way, that photographically - is poor in quality. While giving a lecture this week on the subject of Aperture and Shutter-Speed, I found myself kneeling on the floor with students gathered about so as to view the leaf mechanics of a prime lens. Lens attached to the camera, I inadvertently shot off a couple of frames, not focused or composed ... and this was one of them. In-camera, the colours were mute and I was reminded of the work of Robert Capa on Normandy for some reason. I felt the camera had captured a moment in time, pretty much of it's own accord and I was compelled to give it a voice.
Photo: Straight off camera to Silver Efex pro and filtered through a high-grain film using the default settings. ISO 200. 1 second exposure @ f/5