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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Out of Focus

Image by Tiago Ribeiro

My camera has auto focus; switch it on, point, press -
It focuses on its own
All you have to do is to press down all the way.

Of late, the auto focus doesn't work.
I pull the focus ring  manually, forward and backward
It never focuses sharply.

This is the only camera I have; guess I will have to live
With images blurred.
To buy a new one is not an option
Till the next life, if there is one.

But I do take out my camera everyday
Brush it and blow away the dust
Tweak it here and there
Imagine sharp and clear images.

One day, it might snap back to  life.

************* Balachandran V, Trivandrum, 19.11.2013