This photograph is of a mailbox in an old building in the downtown area. I wanted to take a whole photograph of the facade of the building itself but my lens was too narrow for such a photograph. I would have had to cross the street and not fill my frame, or stand in the middle of a busy street. It was definitely not something I was willing to do for the sake of self-preservation.
At any rate, I decided to take a photo of a small part of the big picture. It makes one wonder about what the whole thing ought to look like. I employ this technique often when I’m not equipped with the proper lens for the photograph I need. That happens quite often, I find. Camera equipment is expensive.
Nevertheless, I make do with what I have and just shoot. The best way to learn to become a better photographer is to simply go out there and shoot. Staying at home and lamenting the lack of “good” equipment is useless.
Taken with Canon EOS 650.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II.
Kodak T-MAX 100.