Beautiful sunrise morning silhouette.
Good morning after a turkey coma. Onto our collective turkey hangover day. Champagne and cranberry sauce are my new two favorite flavors together.
I caught this photo early - a little after 6am to be more precise. I scrambled to set up my tripod as fast as I could. I didn't want to lose the naturally beautiful colors of the sky. They appear briefly and depart unseen, while you're turned away, say, to grab your camera..
I did not enhance the colors in Lightroom for this photo, and I am committed to staying away from that as much as possible! This 30-day challenge is to expand my knowledge of light and tools to use as I snap the shutter; as I snap the image in the moment.
I have learned that I LOVE shooting from the hip as a photographer. I am getting better at seeing and correcting for details. I am seeing my "eye" train for balance and geometric interest within a frame. I know that I am not detail oriented, but the practice of film and the darkroom and striving for a better image is forcing me to dance with the details and know them/see them in every moment. How interesting! A self-change. A growth seen, unforeseen. HA! Yes...more of that please.
I am noticing myself cringe less and less with looking at my mug so much in these photos. I notice myself not react negatively to my own face and evaluate the whole scene for its color, its balance, its light, its composition. I end up being a necessary prop to this challenge of images. I encourage everyone to learn to evaluate one's image for the dramatic purpose of composition in the big picture, rather than "am I good looking enough"? LAWD, that's too simple. Be interesting.
I am off to meet with the owner of a local wine shop and colleagues from our darkroom consortium - to discuss a display - an "artist's viewing." What a learning experience! It will all be developing, printing, and hanging REAL FILM PHOTOGRAPHS!! More news on this as it develops. This will hopefully be a small gala in Spring 2016.
I am experimenting with color/transparency film this week and next.
CHRISTMAS CARDS COMING!
Shoot, shoot, shoot.
Once in awhile, well, BAM!