spinning a yarn

Tania Palermo

Manchester, United States

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“The difference between story and yarn is that whereas story is the conventional word for a fictional account, yarn often has the idea of a story told by a colourful character and it has a lot to do with the storyteller’s personality. When you hear the word yarn, you imagine a group of people gathering round to hear a story from someone who has had interesting experiences over a long time.”

Nikon d90
Nikkor VR 18-105mm
f/7.1
1/40 sec
34mm
ISO HI

A friend and I were out on a road trip today…without a map. We happened upon this woman, who is a Master Fiber Arts person – or Master Knitter – or something like that. We thought we’d just pop in and have a listen…and found the place packed with her followers all crowded together to hear her speak. The first sentance I caught was, “I moved 27 times before ending up at boarding school…” Definitely an interesting character. I do wish this were a bit more of a close up of her – and less grainy – but there wasn’t much room for me to move. Also, I’d unknowingly left a ND filter on my lens and could not figure out for the life of me why I couldn’t get enough light…lol. I had my ISO setting up as high as it could go to try to compensate for what I thought was my camera malfunctioning. In the end I decided I liked the mood it created – and chalked it up as another step towards me learning about documentary/photo journalism types of photography. The light and the grain tell part of the story as stepping into this building was a bit like stepping back in time.

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