View 46: Locked Memories

We all have them. Locked memories we don’t want to remember but somehow come out when we least expect them to. I recently visited my high school during a craft show and wandered off down one of the hallways I used to walk some 30 years ago. Brought back good times and bad times. Teenage years have many of both kinds of memories. Having the 50mm f/1.8 on my camera, I leaned down a bit and shot this extreme selective focus shot which captured where I want to keep those locked memories…

Lockers in C. W. Baker High School, Baldwinsville, New York.

Lockers in C. W. Baker High School, Baldwinsville, New York.

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7 Responses to View 46: Locked Memories

  1. Nicely done! Focus is perfect!

    Highschool in the US must be much more dramatic than in Germany…. or maybe I’m just completely blocking out those memories?

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  2. whatsupwiththejoneses says:

    I like the crispness of the one lock/locker and the contrast of the unfocused depth of the hallway. Nice!!

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  3. C.A.Margonper says:

    The colors are so out of the ordinary. 🙂

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  4. stphoto says:

    Thanks! If you don’t own a 50mm f/1.8 or better, I highly recommend it for low light and selective focus photography. Being a prime lens, it’s much sharper than zooms, IMO.

    As for US high schools years. It had it’s momments I’d like to leave locked up for sure. :->

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  5. Sarah says:

    Great shot!! And you are so right about a fixed lens being more sharp than a zoom.

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  6. mrgrosky says:

    Great shot, Scott. Your use of that extreme selective focus is superb—and to pair that with an insightful comment about the high school years….Wow! Mitch

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  7. visuallens says:

    Simple and beautiful shot to bring back the locked memories.Nice work on the 50mm fixed lens.

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